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Don’t Let Market Volatility Ruin Your Retirement

Don’t Let Market Volatility Ruin Your Retirement

Now that you’re nearing retirement, the term “market volatility” might stir up different feelings than it 30 years ago. Older workers and retirees understand that they have less time to make up for losses in their investments and to ride out future market crashes than they did when they were younger. And with life expectancies…

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Did You Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution this Year?

Did You Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution this Year?

Did you make an IRA charitable distribution this year? If so, you’ll want to report it on your tax return. Charitable contributions are a great way to reduce your taxable income and build your legacy. After you turn 70 ½, you must take required minimum distribution (RMDs) from your traditional IRA, and you can transfer…

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The Rising Cost of Healthcare in Retirement

The Rising Cost of Healthcare in Retirement

We know life is like a box of chocolates – but what about retirement? Do you really know what it holds, or how much it will cost? It’s easy to budget based on your current lifestyle, but what about anticipating major unexpected costs? The truth is that as you get older, it’s likely you’ll have…

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Are You Thinking About Buying a Second Home?

Are You Thinking About Buying a Second Home?

A home is one of the most significant purchases you’ve made in your lifetime, so you should take your time when thinking about buying a second one. The ability to rent the house, how you will use it, and its future value are all important things to think about. While many people have a favorite…

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Have a Retirement Account? Be Prepared for Your RMDs!

Have a Retirement Account? Be Prepared for Your RMDs!

If you’ve contributed to a 401(k) or IRA, you should prepare a strategy for your RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions). After many years of enjoying tax free growth, your retirement savings from non-Roth (i.e. traditional) accounts will eventually be subject to tax. Rather than be caught off guard, take control and learn the ins and outs…

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Travel in Retirement Without Overspending

Travel in Retirement Without Overspending

So you want to become a world traveler in retirement, but you’re also a responsible person who knows they need to support themselves for the next 30 years. You can take advantage of your newfound free time in retirement and rethink your destinations to maximize value. With careful planning and some creativity, you could fulfill…

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Your Tax Burden in Retirement

Your Tax Burden in Retirement

Even in retirement, taxes are a guarantee. Your Social Security benefit, capital gains, and retirement account distributions can all be taxed, leaving you with less retirement income than you planned on receiving. Your tax burden is important to consider when planning for retirement, and can be your most significant expense. Here is how common retirement…

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Why $1 Million in Savings may not be Enough

Why $1 Million in Savings may not be Enough

They say age is just a number, but the same probably shouldn’t be said of retirement preparation. While $1 million may seem like a substantial nest egg, it may no longer be enough if you want to retire comfortably. In the past, many people set a goal to have a million dollars to retire on,…

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Is Now the Time to Convert to a Roth IRA?

Is Now the Time to Convert to a Roth IRA?

Roman poet Horace penned the famous phrase, “carpe diem” – seize the day. Could 2019 be the year to seize the Roth? A Roth IRA can be a valuable asset in retirement because qualified distributions are not taxed, unlike distributions from a traditional IRA.  Roth IRAs are also not subject to required minimum distributions, (RMDs)…

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Warrior Foundation’s Sandy Lehmkuhler Joins Epstein & White Radio.

At Epstein & White, we proudly support community organizations. We were fortunate to have Sandy Lehmkuhler, Founder and President of the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station on our radio show recently. The Warrior Foundation aims to be the leading force in assisting, honoring and supporting the military men and women who have so bravely served and…

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