Should I Fund a Roth or a Traditional Account?
As with many financial decisions, our gut feelings deceive us on this matter.
As with many financial decisions, our gut feelings deceive us on this matter.
Here is a list of seven things which are important to ensure during these years
Because of inflation, today’s 20-year-olds will need over $7 million to have the same lifestyle when they retire.
At age 25, getting your 401(k) match funds 64.2% of your retirement.
Most young people don’t understand inflation as well as their parents and grandparents.
The study shows that 21 percent have saved nothing for retirement.
Retirement Planning is perhaps the single most important goal of comprehensive wealth management.
Your lifespan is decreased by 1.8 months for each year you retire early.
Several issues can cause retired clients to deviate from their safe spending rates.
Tax-free saving for retirement is only one of the many talents offered by Mr. Roth. If you have yet to become fully acquainted, consider this your formal introduction and start getting to know Mr. Roth today.
“Retirement today is a lot like an iceberg, where 90 percent of what’s really taking place is below the surface.”
Most people do not use all their skills at their place of work, so these other skills become hobbies. I am no exception. What I need to pursue these other dreams is financial independence, that is, decoupling my need to eat from my skill as as an artist.
Today’s carnival is all about retirement: saving for it, where to open accounts, how much to withdraw once you do retire, and more. Read on for more details!
Retirees must plan to supplement this slowly dwindling paycheck or risk having to make hard sacrifices during what is supposed to be their golden years.
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Lenin.
Securing your retirement financially is too important to leave the process up to chance and guessing.
Most married men claim Social Security at age 62 or 63, which leaves their future income well shy of what research indicates is optimal. Gentlemen, it’s time to wise up.
You should claim your own Social Security account online and give it a secure password before someone else does.
This kitten knows her retirement number. Be more like this kitten.
This kitten knows how to retire. Be more like this kitten.
It’s not just Mister Spock who is living a long life. Japanese Jiroemon Kimura’s nearly 116 years, making him the oldest man in modern recorded history, is a reminder to have a retirement income plan that will last over the long haul.
“Inflation and loss of capital pose dangers to retirees seeking a sustainable income stream.”
Most Americans fail to plan adequately for retirement. As a result, they often miss out on opportunities to enjoy the second half of life.
This article reviews the coordination rules which govern the maximum contributions to 457, 401(k) and Thrift Savings Plan. Information on 403(b) plan maximums is also included.
It’s time to consider adjusting your retirement savings. The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a variety of inflation adjustments for 2013, and retirement savers can now save even more.
Measuring progress regularly on the path toward retirement is critical. Fall too far behind, and you risk not being able to save enough to catch up. There is no downside to arriving early.
Knowing how much you should save for retirement is critical. But what if you are late getting started? The longer you delay, the shorter the time that compound interest can do its magic on your savings.
Studies show that onetime windfalls can actually impoverish you. They make you feel rich, which inevitably leads to overspending. But wealth is what you save, not what you spend.
You should save 15% of your take-home pay for retirement over your working career. As your situation varies, you must adjust your safe savings rate.
It is estimated that as many as 40,000 American citizens reside in Costa Rica, and many are retirees who are stretching the purchasing power of their Social Security paychecks.
How is the ‘financial health’ of most physicians? Most physicians put in long hours and due to lack of time neglect their own financial and retirement planning.
“In this [new investment reality] environment, near-term inflation is not likely to be much of a concern. The challenge will be to adapt to possible lower total portfolio returns. “
We teach teenagers a lot more about sexuality than we do about money. This can confuse them about what they should be learning. Give this article to a teenager and encourage him or her to start a Roth IRA.
David John Marotta and Matthew Illian were interviewed on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show discussing Social Security and how to get the most from filing at the right time.
Here are three questions that every small business owner should answer before establishing a new retirement plan.
I read a number of articles touting the growth and “advantages” of annuities. Personally, I’ve never met an annuity I liked.
“Deciding when to take Social Security benefits is critically important to maximizing long-term benefits. Benefits may be claimed as early as age 62, or as late as 70.”
Women are more afraid of becoming “bag ladies” than men, and it makes them approach investing and saving for retirement differently, assuming they have managed to tackle either of those chores.
It is better that you stop saving and use that money to do some of the things you’ve been longing to do, than it is to quit your job and retire early because you think that is the only way you can achieve your goals.
Q:What advice can you offer for how to go about accessing retirement funds after a hardship?
Financial resolutions usually don’t even last until the end of January. Making a permanent change in our behavior requires both time and a steely resolve. We can only develop financial character one action at a time. Here are seven practices to take you from pauper to prince or princess if you add one each year.
I’m turning 45 this year and the reality is hitting me that I am now about halfway through my working career. Am I on track to retire at age 65?
I’m in my 20s and I’m just getting started in the working world. Which of the attached 401(k) investment choices do you recommend?
I’m in my 20s and I’m just getting started in the working world. I would love to start funding my Roth and 401(k), but I have no idea where to begin!
Q: My husband and I divorced several years ago, and I am about to turn 62 in December. Since my ex-husband (he’s a year older) and I parted ways, we don’t talk. Can you please explain the Social Security benefits due to a divorced spouse?
Between threats of cutting tax benefits and crackdowns on non-compliant plans, for the retirement industry ‘stakes are higher than they ever were’
If the GAO were giving you investment advice they would suggest that you not participate in your 401(k) and convert at least half of your retirement savings into an annuity laden with fees and expenses.
I was asked to speak at the Leadership Development Center at the University of Virginia’s EAN Annual Conference on Thursday, August 4th 2001. I’ve collected links to all the resources I mentioned in that talk here in one place.
To solve the deficit reduction riddle, Obama reportedly is embracing an idea that purports to raise tax revenue without a tax hike and claims to cut Social Security outlays without cutting benefits. Better check your wallet.
This article from Donald Jay Korn for Investor’s Business Daily describes the benefits of advance tax planning to reduce the tax bite that is inevitable as you grow older and required minimum distributions (RMDs) become a larger portion of your retirement account.