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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 to [...]

May 17th, 2020|Tax Strategies, Financial Planning|

3 Tips for Staying Put in Retirement

It’s easy to fall into the trap of following a script when it comes to retirement, especially if you’re unsure of how to create your own plan. This “script” can dictate a retirement age, lifestyle, and even important financial decisions. For example, many people assume that they should downsize in retirement, or even move to a [...]

May 15th, 2020|Lifestyle, Retirement|

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 that [...]

May 11th, 2020|Financial Planning, Tax Strategies|

Things to Consider Before Moving in Retirement

Where you live can be the biggest factor in your retirement plan, both in terms of finances and quality of life. There are many aspects of moving to consider, from accessibility to good healthcare, to proximity to family. Considering your goals, needs, and what really makes you happy can be the best way to decide whether [...]

May 8th, 2020|Lifestyle, Retirement|

4 Things to Understand About Taxes in Retirement

There are probably a few surprises in store for you in retirement, but your tax burden shouldn’t be one of them. Even if you don’t receive a paycheck anymore, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a plan to help minimize taxes in retirement. By understanding how different types of income are taxed, you can develop income planning [...]

May 5th, 2020|Tax Strategies|

3 Reasons to Thank Your Aging Brain

Don’t hate your aging brain just because it takes it a bit longer to figure out the crossword or remember a name. According to a Harvard Medical School report, this slower thinking actually shows that the brain is working better. Many people reference the fact that teenagers have poor decision-making skills due to their not yet [...]

May 1st, 2020|Psychology|

Why You Might Need to Adjust Your Withholding

Taxes are complicated. Even if the tax code were to never change, your bracket, filing status, or withholding might. Common life events like marriage, divorce, and your children leaving the nest can mean that you need to adjust your withholding. Knowing when to adjust your withholding is an important thing to understand about taxes in retirement: If [...]

April 27th, 2020|Tax Strategies|

Finding Happiness in Retirement

There’s no doubt that our culture is obsessed with youth and often overlooks the benefits of aging. You may not have looked forward to getting older when you were younger, but now that you’re nearing retirement you may have gained a different perspective. The fact is, older Americans tend to be happier, according to a Gallup-Healthways [...]

April 24th, 2020|Psychology|

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