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Will Your Tax Burden Decrease in Retirement?

The tax filing deadline has been pushed back, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to think about your tax burden in retirement. Most people don’t expect their taxes to disappear in retirement, but they may assume they’ll decrease substantially. However, this may not be the case. Between collecting Social Security, interest, dividends, and Required [...]

2020-04-05T18:24:37+00:00April 5th, 2020|Retirement, Tax Strategies|

Will You Retire in an Uncertain World?

We’re living in unprecedented times, and the government is taking unprecedented actions to mitigate the damage done by the coronavirus. While strict measures like canceling events of more than 10 people, closing bars and restaurants, and restricting travel are meant to help from a public health standpoint, they’re also having a crippling effect on the [...]

2020-03-30T16:51:20+00:00March 30th, 2020|Retirement Planning|

Benefits of Pets

Once people retire and become empty nesters, they often enjoy their freedom to travel, make their own schedule, and have some time to themselves. But after a while, they might experience a lack of social connections and a loss of purpose that a career previously provided. There are so many ways to spend your free time [...]

2020-03-27T16:04:04+00:00March 27th, 2020|Lifestyle, Retirement|

Age Can Have Its Benefits

We typically don’t think of the word “aging” as having a positive connotation. It may bring to mind graying hairs, aching backs, and slowing down. But these things don’t always have to be true, and they don’t necessarily tell the whole story when it comes to getting older. In fact, in most cultures older people [...]

2020-03-20T19:47:04+00:00March 20th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

Reasons to Update Your Retirement Account Beneficiaries

Your retirement account has a long life, and it doesn’t necessarily end when yours does. If you’ve contributed to a 401(k) or IRA throughout your career, you’ve probably accumulated a substantial nest egg. Then once you turn 59 ½ you can start withdrawing. And at 70 ½ you must start withdrawing. Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) [...]

2020-03-10T15:12:15+00:00March 8th, 2020|Retirement Planning|

Retirement Planning in a Volatile Market

The recent market volatility surrounding the Coronavirus may have you concerned, especially if you’re approaching or already in retirement.  Feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and uneasiness are all common during any scary and volatile market.  These feelings are normal and sometimes it can be beneficial to take a step back and look at the big picture.  [...]

2020-03-03T17:36:29+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Retirement Planning, Stock Market|

Common Social Security Scams

Turning 65 means a lot of great things – you’re eligible for Medicare, you’re at or near your full Social Security age, and of course, you can get into some museums, buy Amtrak tickets, and eat at certain restaurants for a discounted price. Unfortunately, you may also be targeted by criminals trying to steal your [...]

2020-03-03T13:38:41+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Fraud Protection, Social Security|