The typical retirement planning story that we read about in the financial news involves a Baby Boomer looking to make the right choices at the end of a 35-year (or longer) career. We read them because most of us can probably relate to them. But we can also learn a lot from another kind of […]
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How to Generate Income in Retirement
As anyone trying to choose a Medicare plan can tell you, transitioning into retirement isn’t as straightforward as it looks. There are a lot of decisions to make, and most of them don’t have easy answers. One of the biggest issues in transitioning to retirement is income planning. How can you plan your income in […]
Building Additional Income in Your Portfolio: How to Invest in Preferred Stocks
With interest rates so low for so long, I’ve fielded a number of calls from clients looking for ideas for additional income/dividends. The question is always the same: where to find it? Depending on the client, preferred stock can be a great asset class to complement the right portfolio, but it can also be confusing […]
Sabotaging Your Retirement? ~ Download My Free eBook “10 tips you need to know about your IRA rollover”
I’ve written a free eBook called “10 Tips You Need to know about your IRA Rollover,” and if you’ve ever wondered what to do with your retirement savings you might want to take a look! It’s a comprehensive, plain-English guide that can help you to understand the options and take control of your retirement. For […]
The Top Financial Planning Resolutions for the New Year
As a wealth advisor, I receive a lot of phone calls in January that deal with New Year’s resolutions about money. Of course, resolutions often come with negative associations. We’ve all been in the situation of getting really motivated at first, but seeing the enthusiasm fade quickly. Like it or not, my clients know that […]
Now That Our Daughter is in College… Will We Ever be Able to Retire?
My wife and I tried to do all the right things when it came to college planning. We started saving early on, opened 529 accounts, began campus visits when my daughter, Abby, was a freshman in high school, and signed up for her SAT training well ahead of time. But still, Although we feel very […]
Will You Be Able To Retire?
Aside from the question of whether your spouse is ready for you to be around all day, making the decision to retire requires an enormous amount of preparation. How do you know if you’re ready? First: Know your expenses Knowing what you spend money on and how much you actually need is critical for retirement […]
Calculate How Long It Will Take To Double Your Money Using “The Rule of 72”
The Rule of 72 is one of those very simple and very useful tools that you can use in many aspects of your financial life. It is most often used to answer the question, “How long will it take to double my money?” However you can also use it as part of an assessment of […]
My New York Daily News Money Pros Column: The Stretch Option for Inherited IRAs
NY Daily News Money Pros Column I was recently asked to provide advice for the New York Daily News Money Pros column, and I felt that the topic was so important that it would be great to share it with you too. Inheriting an IRA can be confusing to even the savviest investor and the implications […]
Put Your IRA in Good Order to Avoid the crackdown on Penalties!
Is your Traditional IRA or Roth IRA following all the rules? You may assume the answer is yes, but IRA mistakes are far more common than you may realize, and the IRS is gearing up to investigate and penalize them accordingly. The Wall Street Journal reports that in 2006 and 2007 the IRS let about […]