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Habits That Can Help You Reach Financial Freedom

Set yourself on the right financial path by implementing healthy habits into your life. What is Financial Freedom? Finanical freedom can be defined as the folowing four elements: Having control over your day-to-day, and month-to-month finances Having the ability…

Retirement

Are You Emotionally Ready to Retire?

Even those who have saved millions must prepare for a lifestyle adjustment. Retirement can be surprisingly stressful. You’re trading the familiarity and stimulation of a past  life for an unstructured life of redefinition. Entering retirement not only alters your…

Social Security

A COLA with Your Social Security?

Preliminary estimates call for a 4.7% cost-of-living increase.1 If there is a “silver lining” to all the inflation talk, it may be that Social Security benefits are expected to see a larger-than-normal increase in 2022. Preliminary estimates call for…

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Tax Efficiency in Retirement

What role should taxes play in your investment decisions? Will you pay higher taxes in retirement? Do you have a 401(k) or a traditional IRA? If so, you will receive income from both after age 72. However, if you…

Financial Planning Retirement

The New Inherited IRA Rules

Do you know what has changed for I.R.A. beneficiaries? New inherited I.R.A. rules took effect on January 1, 2020. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act became law on that day, altering the regulations on inherited…

Retirement

Four Questions on the Roth Five-Year Rule

The Roth “five-year rule” typically refers to when you can take tax-free distributions of earnings from your Roth IRA, Roth 401(k), or other work-based Roth account. The rule states that you must wait five years after making your first…

Retirement Social Security

Before You Claim Social Security

A few things you may want to think about before filing for benefits. Whether you want to leave work at 62, 67, or 72, claiming the retirement benefits you are entitled to by federal law is no casual decision.…

Retirement

Reducing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

What steps might help you sustain and grow your retirement savings? “What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask any group of retirees and pre-retirees this question, “outliving my money” will likely be one of the top answers.…