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 […]
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What Donald Trump’s Presidency Means For Your Investments – POTUS
Political news has been dominating the headlines since the start of the election cycle last year, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be letting up any time soon. After a strong end to 2016, we have started off 2017 equally as strong. This has led people to ask me what I think about […]
Social Security: Delay or Hit Go?
Pre-retirees spend a lot of time planning their investments, budgets, and lifestyles for the transition to retirement. But Social Security is just as important, if not more so, and by making the most of it you could significantly boost your retirement income. But how do you do it? The biggest blanket piece of advice out […]
From College Graduation ~ Back To Their Childhood Bedroom!
Will you have to support your kids when they graduate from college? As anyone who has a child in college right now knows, this is a scary time to be a twenty-something. While the statistics have improved since their lows, a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute found that the unemployment rate for young […]
3 Junior Year Strategies for College Admissions and 3 For Retirement Success
School has started again, which for my family means a fresh start on the college planning roller-coaster. My son, Clay, is now a high school junior, and we are trying to help him stay focused on the big high school end-game — college — while juggling his many activities. I’m sure for some readers I’m […]
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 […]
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 […]
Roth IRA Rollover or Not?
A key component to successful investing is determining how to position assets for maximum return after taxes. It matters not what you make; it matters what you keep. Did you know that as of January 2010 you are able to convert your Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, regardless of your income levels? Roth IRA’s […]