3 Things to Know Before Making Summer Travel Plans

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many things, including canceled trips. Americans are now wondering about summer travel plans, and if it’s wise to make them before the country fully reopens. Just because everything isn’t completely back to normal yet doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t take a vacation this summer – even if it [...]

August 14th, 2020|Lifestyle|

Can and Will You Retire in a Crisis?

Life is unpredictable, and there are a number of events that can impact our finances, from global pandemics to personal crises. And while adjustments sometimes may need to be made to get back on track, no one wants to put off an event like retirement because they feel forced to. It’s important to take stock [...]

3 Ways to Stay Safe As We Get Back to Normal

America is starting to reopen, but that doesn’t mean the threat of the coronavirus is gone. While we can all be thankful for looser social distancing measures, it’s still important to think about safety. Here are 3 ways to stay safe as we get back to normal. How Are You Traveling? Riding on a bus [...]

Consider Volunteering in Retirement

Some look forward to retirement as a time to relax, free of the responsibilities of work. And while this might be enjoyable at first, some retirees might eventually feel that a lack of purpose and social connections does not make for the best possible retirement. Rather than just retiring from something, it can be a good idea [...]

Far-Reaching Effects of This Pandemic on Social Security and Taxes

Long after the restaurants and hotels are open again, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will still be felt by many individuals and the country. During this time of widespread unemployment, less is collected in payroll taxes that fund Social Security, while emergency federal spending has increased significantly. Here are potential far-reaching effects of [...]

3 Tools to Help Survive Hard Times

Life is unpredictable, but that’s no reason not to have an emergency plan. This is especially important in retirement, when you must replace your paycheck and decide how to use your savings. Your retirement could be decades long, and there could be market downturns or personal hardships during that time. Here are three tools to [...]

Tending to Your Garden

The warm weather is here, and that means it’s time to garden! Of course, not everyone has a garden – gardening can be too time-consuming for people who work full-time or travel frequently. But, one of the things to love about retirement – and quarantining – is having more free time to relax and adopt [...]

Tax Minimization in 2020 and Beyond

As the coronavirus spread, the government stepped in with unprecedented economic interventions, from direct payments to Americans, to relief for businesses. While these measures may be necessary to mitigate the damage done by the virus and the economic shutdown, they’ve also resulted in a ballooning of the national deficit.[1] U.S. government debt could soon rise [...]