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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 [...]

2020-07-27T02:04:48+00:00July 27th, 2020|Financial Planning, Social Security, Tax Strategies|

3 Ways to Help Reduce Your Expenses in Retirement

No matter what your current age or financial position, it’s always a good idea to revisit your overall retirement plan, review your goals, investments, and budget for the future. Also, while you’re at it, you might as well try and find some new ways to help reduce your expenses in retirement. We welcome you to [...]

2020-07-25T03:35:26+00:00July 25th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

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 [...]

2020-07-19T19:47:55+00:00July 19th, 2020|Financial Planning, Economy|

3 Helpful Tips for Preserving Your Wealth

Whether you’re approaching, transitioning into, or already in retirement, it’s crucial that you develop a plan to protect your hard-earned savings. According to a recent retirement survey by the Insured Retirement Institute, 41% of Baby Boomer participants stated “monthly guaranteed income” as the #1 or #2 most important trait for their retirement investments. Having a solid [...]

2020-07-06T15:09:42+00:00July 6th, 2020|Financial Planning|

A Guide to the CARES Act for Americans Age 50 and Over

President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law to help Americans combat the economic effects of the coronavirus. It includes potential tax breaks, checks for qualifying Americans, and temporary new rules for retirement account withdrawals. Here’s a guide to the CARES Act for Americans 50 and over. Delayed Tax [...]

2020-06-29T01:27:20+00:00June 29th, 2020|Economy, Financial Planning|

3 Questions a Financial Advisor Can Help You Answer

It can be hard to know where to start when retirement planning, or who to go to for answers. Recent market drops and recoveries, increased unemployment, and uncertainty about the future could have you thinking about your financial future. If you’re wondering what your course of action should be right now, you should consider your [...]

2020-06-22T04:52:02+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Financial Planning|

Stay Cool This Summer by Checking Your Portfolio

As we head into summer, you probably have many plans. These might include seeing friends and family you haven’t seen in a while due to social distancing, or just getting out of the house a bit more to golf, go to the beach, or take a walk. While there are a number of things in [...]

2020-06-03T11:49:23+00:00May 31st, 2020|Financial Planning|

Should You Pay Taxes Now or Later?

No one can fully escape taxes, but you do have some say in when you pay them. Different types of retirement income are taxed at different times. Orchestrating these sources in retirement can take some work, as the rules for each differ. Under the umbrella of tax-advantaged income sources, there are those that require taxes [...]

2020-05-17T17:12:41+00:00May 17th, 2020|Tax Strategies, Financial Planning|

3 Ways a Financial Advisor Can Help You With Tax Strategies

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a tax-deductible lunch? While many of your income sources can be taxed, there are strategies to minimize your overall tax burden before and in retirement. One of the advantages of going to one professional for all of your financial planning needs is [...]

2020-05-11T10:27:28+00:00May 11th, 2020|Financial Planning, Tax Strategies|

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|