Planning for Retirement
Retirement Strategies & Plans
The steps you take today can prepare you for tomorrow. Take control of your retirement armed with insights, updates and strategies to help you have the retirement you’ve been working for.
Required Minimum Distributions: Why Some Retirees May Want to Wait in 2021
To help address the pandemic and its economic fallout, Congress passed legislation that made important changes to retirement accounts.
Reinforcing Retirement: Using Tax-Free Life Insurance Strategies to Boost Income
Strategic use of cash value life insurance can provide similar tax-free benefits to a Roth IRA, without Roth IRA income limitations, all while delivering valuable policy benefits.
Weighing a Delay: The Considerations of Deferring Social Security Benefits
For those who can draw on other income sources, it may make sense to delay Social Security benefits until age 70. Discussing the optimal Social Security benefits for a married couple involves several variables to factor for.
Rethinking Social Security: The Impact of the 2020 Trustees Report
Projections indicate combined trust fund reserves will deplete in 2035. A reduction of payments is possible if Congress does not address the situation before then. You may want to stress test your financial plan now.
Fighting the Post-Career Blues: Finding Meaning After Retirement
While most people long for the days when they can kick back, sleep in, and have the freedom to do whatever they’d like, an unstructured lifestyle in retirement can present unexpected challenges.
Legislative Update: The SECURE Act and Elimination of the Stretch IRA
Just when we thought that we were going to finish out the year 2019 without any major tax law changes, some significant retirement savings reform legislation was signed by the President on December 20, 2019.
Retire and Stay Retired: Four Investment Mistakes That Can Send You Back to Work
If you’ve been a disciplined saver and taken advantage of tax-deferred plans, you’ve done a lot to get ready for retirement. And if you’ve been managing your accounts on your own and investing in low-cost funds over the last decade, you could be feeling especially good about the road ahead.
Qualified Charitable Distributions: A New Strategic Approach
A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a transfer of funds from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), made payable to a charitable organization.
Health Insurance in Retirement
At any age, health care is a priority. When you retire, however, you will probably focus more on health care than ever before.
Social Security Claiming Strategies for Married Couples
Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone approaching retirement.
Investment Planning throughout Retirement
Investment planning during retirement is not the same as investing for retirement and, in many ways, is more complicated.
Common Factors Affecting Retirement Income
When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it's easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you'll have available to spend.