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3 Financial Steps for New Parents

Hey there new parent! With the excitement of a new baby, it’s easy to overlook some key financial steps to take, like updating beneficiary designations. Here are a few steps you should consider. Update your health insurance policy Unfortunately,…

Financial Planning

Teaching Your Children About Financial Planning

As a parent, one of many responsibilities is to guide your children towards becoming successful contributors to society.  You want to give them all the tools needed to step into adulthood mentally and financially prepared. You want to do…

Retirement

5 Retirement Concerns Too Often Overlooked

Baby boomers entering their “second acts” should think about these matters. Retirement is undeniably a major life and financial transition. Even so, baby boomers can run the risk of growing nonchalant about some of the financial challenges that retirement…

Financial Planning

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.…