Retirement

Calculating Life Expectancy 

We’ve provided some online tools to help estimate life expectancy, a topic we discussed last week. We found three we thought we’d share, each with varying degrees of specificity:  Go through one or all three to get an estimate. It may be able to help you with your financial retirement

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Retirement

The Most Important Assumption

One of t the most important assumptions you will make when planning for retirement is life expectancy. While we can reasonably estimate each of our retirement income sources and dollar amounts, a crucially important variable we don’t have is how long we’ll live: Therefore, you don’t know how long exactly

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Retirement

When is the Right Time to Retire? 

When is the right time to retire? The answer to this, like every other decision you have to make in retirement, depends on your own personal needs and circumstances. The National Bureau of Economic Research found that “retirement improves both health and life satisfaction” but the age at which you

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Taxes / Tax Laws

Key Takeaways

Here are a few factors to consider when you making your retirement income strategy: When it comes to paying taxes on contributions, Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs differ from one another. While both are tax-advantaged accounts, your choice will impact when you pay taxes on the money: With a traditional

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Retirement

What is the Difference? 

We sometimes are asked who a fixed indexed annuity might be a good choice for, versus who might be suited to a variable annuity. And to answer that question, our attention was drawn to a very simple article published by the Insurance Information Institute (Which you can read by clicking

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Retirement

Late Boomer’s Retirement

A study from the Center For Retirement Research looked into the decline in wealth for late boomers, and explored what may have contributed to it: “The results show that two factors were at play – a shift in the population towards lower-wealth households and, more importantly, a weakening of the

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Retirement

It Isn’t Just About Savings

When we think of retirement, we often focus on how much money we have in savings. We often forget that retirement doesn’t necessarily mean having to deplete our savings, it means creating a retirement income strategy off of those savings. Call us, we have some ideas that could allow you

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Retirement

Solid

We often look for ways to get a solid financial footing during the decade before retirement. For years, we save diligently and carefully follow a long-term strategy. But as retirement approaches, your priorities may shift. When retirement is on the horizon, pre-retirees may start to question the choices they have

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Life Insurance

What Can Life Insurance Provide? 

According to a recent survey from Forbes (Which you can read about here) a relatively small number of Americans actually view life insurance for all that it can provide. Most have a limited view of what it can be used for, believing it’s only a means of protecting their families

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Retirement

You Only Live Once

You may have heard the adage “you only live once” as it applies to pursuing opportunities and taking risks. But what does this saying really mean? While we agree that “you only live once”, you could also take it to mean that you should think wisely and avoid mistakes.  Preparing

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Retirement

Safety is Key

We found an article recently from AARP that might interest you. It referenced a “safety-first” approach, which is something we have always believed in. The idea is to cover all of your essential expenses with guaranteed sources of income, meaning sources like Social Security, pensions, and annuities that pay you

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Retirement

Stash Your Cash

Whether you are approaching retirement age or are decades away, you need to be thinking about what the safest place is to keep your money. Too many times retirees are left empty-handed because they put all of their savings into a risky investment, or failed to ensure they had the

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