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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 Minimum [...]

April 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 economy. [...]

March 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 in [...]

March 27th, 2020|Lifestyle, Retirement|

Do’s and Don’ts in a Volatile Market

If the state of the market has caused you to worry, you’re probably not alone. The coronavirus and falling oil prices have caused many to panic. In times of uncertainty, it can be easy to make knee-jerk decisions and forget about the long-term. However, consider these do’s and don’ts in a volatile market.  Don’t withdraw early [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Stock Market|

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 are [...]

March 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) will [...]

March 8th, 2020|Retirement Planning|

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