401k options

If you’ve ever left a job, you may have had to decide what to do with your old 401(k). You might have rolled it over into a 401(k) at your new job or even forgotten about it when you were younger. But if you’ve recently lost your job, retired, or left your job for another…

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estate planning

Estate planning is an important part of retirement planning for many reasons: You’ve worked hard for your money and want to see it passed down in the most efficient way possible for your loved one’s benefit. Unfortunately, costly mistakes are all too easy to make. Without careful planning and discussion, you could end up passing…

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retirement income planning

We all know that a 401(k) is one of the most important retirement planning tools we have. The potential tax benefits and power of compound interest can make it a great saving and investment tool for anyone who practices financial discipline and contributes regularly. There are several important things to know about your 401(k), such…

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Financial Lessons from a Founding Father

America is taking another look at Alexander Hamilton thanks to the hit Broadway musical celebrating his role in shaping our nation. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, he created the first national bank, consolidated the new country’s war debts, and established federal credit. You could say he was America’s first Chief Financial Officer. He…

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3 Things to Know About Covering Healthcare Costs In Retirement

Consider that the average 65-year-old couple retiring today will need an estimated $363,946 to cover their healthcare costs in retirement, and this does not include long-term care costs.[1] Many people assume that Medicare will cover all of their healthcare needs, but Medicare is neither free nor comprehensive healthcare coverage. There can potentially be many out-of-pocket…

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coronavirus effects

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…

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financial planning

While no one knows what this decade will bring, we might look to history for some insight. One hundred years ago, America was reeling from the Spanish Flu and uncertain economic prospects. At the time, many may have been pessimistic, but then we entered the Roaring 20’s. While there is much uncertainty now, we may…

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financial hard times

Since there is so much uncertainty right now, many are making predictions about where the economy is headed, when the virus will subside, and when we will return to “normal.” While no one can be sure, it’s worth considering the future when planning for it. If you’re nearing or entering retirement, a solid plan is…

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financial advisors

A 12 year-long bull market run recently came to a close, and many Americans have experienced the effects. For those nearing or in retirement, this can be especially worrisome. If you’re wondering what your course of action should be right now, you should consider your risk tolerance, where the market is heading, and how you…

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