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Is Your IRA At Risk In This Market?

During bear markets, we must ask different questions about our money and our assets. It is no longer about which stocks will double over the next twelve months. Instead, it will likely be about how to preserve your portfolio value by investing in stable equities with a consistent yield or profitability to mitigate the risk of steep declines. Regardless, market downturns happen, and if you have an IRA, you might expect to rely on its distributions [...]

Will You Have Tax-Advantaged Buckets in Retirement?

You’ll likely have several sources of income in retirement that can be taxed, such as IRA distributions and Social Security benefits. But, do you have any after-tax “buckets” that you can use strategically in retirement to help reduce your tax bill? There may be a few options available to you, so know how they work. How is a Roth IRA Different from a Traditional IRA?  Many people contribute pre-tax dollars to a traditional IRA during their [...]

Why Today’s Retirees Might Fear Running Out of Money

You might have been aiming to save a certain amount for retirement - and maybe you’ve already achieved that goal. But, considering inflation, an unpredictable market, and a lack of guaranteed income once your paycheck stops, you might be reconsidering whether you’ve actually saved enough. There are a few reasons why today’s retirees might fear running out of money and why they need to have a financial plan. Inflation at 40-Year Highs Daily life is arguably [...]

2022-06-30T21:21:56+00:00June 30, 2022|Economy, Financial Planning, Retirement Income|

Three Unexpected Taxes in Retirement

When we think of major retirement expenses, we often consider housing, healthcare, and that trip of a lifetime we’ve been dreaming about for years. But, we often fail to consider what could potentially be our biggest expense – taxes. Many of your sources of income in retirement are taxable, so don’t overlook these three unexpected taxes in retirement. Tax on Your Social Security Benefit Although you’ve paid into Social Security your entire working life, your benefit [...]

Why We Could See More Inflation and Market Volatility

As we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic, what happens somewhere halfway around the world can have a major impact on us. Now, the global economy faces new threats as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including spiking energy prices, inflation, and a volatile market. Know how you could be affected and what strategies you can pursue to help protect your savings. Are You Protected from Market Corrections? We’ve seen market volatility recently and could see [...]

2022-04-21T13:13:34+00:00April 21, 2022|Economy, Retirement Income, Stock Market|

Will Your Savings Last for the Rest of Your Life?

Once you’ve saved enough for retirement, the question becomes how you’ll make your savings last for the rest of your life. Higher costs make this difficult, and we’ve been seeing higher costs as a result of inflation for some months. It’s important to know how inflation can erode your savings over time and how to create a plan to address this. We Could See “Persistently Higher Inflation” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said last year that [...]

2022-04-08T14:28:59+00:00April 8, 2022|Retirement Income, Retirement Planning|

Three Eroding Forces on Your Retirement Savings

Over 60% of Baby Boomers are more afraid of running out of money than of dying, according to a recent survey.[1] Even retirees who have saved a substantial amount for retirement may be worried about outliving their savings, and there may be good reasons for this. The potential for higher taxes, inflation, and healthcare costs are three eroding forces on your retirement savings. Taxes Could Affect Your Bottom Line Retirees of previous generations may have had lower [...]

2021-11-12T16:36:09+00:00November 12, 2021|Retirement Income, Retirement Planning|

Where Could Your Retirement Income Come From?

You’re used to receiving a paycheck, and perhaps you’ve been used to it steadily increasing over the course of your career. You may have experienced what’s known as “lifestyle inflation” and may not plan to downgrade in retirement. Whatever the case, it’s important to know where your retirement income will come from. It could come from several different sources, so know how much will come from each and the total amount. Social Security Social Security benefits [...]

2021-09-24T20:15:53+00:00September 20, 2021|Retirement Income|

4 Reasons to Have a 401(k) Strategy

If you’ve saved a substantial amount in a tax-deferred retirement account, it will no doubt be instrumental in retirement. The next step is to strategize how you’ll use those savings. There are several important things to know about your 401(k), such as how much you can contribute, options for your 401(k) when you leave your job, and how RMDs work. Here are four reasons to have a 401(k) strategy. You Have Options for Old 401(k) Accounts [...]

2021-06-25T14:38:30+00:00June 25, 2021|Retirement Income|

How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement?

While $1 million is sometimes cited as the ideal number for retirement savings, this assumes a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning. Everyone's retirement goals are unique, and preparing for retirement might not be as simple as saving a certain amount at all. It's worth taking a more in-depth look at your finances and future needs to see if you have enough saved for retirement and what retirement costs to factor into your plan. Longevity Risk After [...]

2021-06-02T20:18:32+00:00June 2, 2021|Retirement Income, Retirement Planning|
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