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Making the Switch to Paying Yourself

For most of your life, you’ve probably had a daily routine – from tying your tie to greeting your coworkers to loosening that tie when you get home. When thinking about retirement, not only does your daily routine change but your financial routine does too. In your working years, you made sure to have a savings and wealth accumulation plan. Your retirement goals were focused on building wealth but now, your goal is to spend it [...]

2022-11-18T21:27:48+00:00November 18, 2022|Retirement Income, Retirement Planning|

Does the 4% Rule Really Work?

During your saving years, your main goal is to accumulate wealth so that you have the resources to achieve a comfortable retirement. But that is just half the battle. How you use your savings to cover your living costs is the real key to living the retirement you dream of. You may have done some research on what strategies you can use to provide yourself with the income and liquid cash you need to cover your [...]

5 Key Components to the Retirement Bucket Strategy

Saving for retirement is a long-term endeavor. It’s not about finding the next hottest stock or trying to get rich quickly. It requires a different perspective on your wealth and income that accounts for your needs in different stages of your life, from the beginning of your working years through your retirement. These five key components will help simplify the bucket strategy so you can understand it and apply it to your retirement strategy. The Risk [...]

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|
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