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Four Common Retirement Mistakes You Could Be Making

Practice makes perfect, but unfortunately, retirement isn’t something you can practice. It typically happens one time, and there may not be many opportunities to learn from your mistakes. The best way to avoid making mistakes in the first place is to educate yourself and create a plan. Here are some common retirement mistakes you could [...]

2022-05-16T05:04:20+00:00May 16th, 2022|Retirement Planning, Financial Planning|

Three Unexpected Taxes in Retirement

When we think of major retirement expenses, we often consider housing, healthcare, and that trip of a lifetime we’ve been dreaming about for years. But, we often fail to consider what could potentially be our biggest expense – taxes. Many of your sources of income in retirement are taxable, so don’t overlook these three unexpected [...]

The Retirement Rules Could Change Soon – Have a Response

If you have a financial plan in place, you may think you’re set. However, the rules of retirement are always subject to change. We’ve seen new retirement legislation in the last few years and could see more soon. It’s important to understand how you could be affected and think about how you will respond. The [...]

2022-05-02T13:12:33+00:00May 2nd, 2022|Retirement Planning, Financial Planning|

3 Major Retirement Expenses to Include in Your Budget

General retirement planning advice says that you’ll need about 80% of your pre-retirement income in retirement, but this may not be the case for everyone. Inflation, taxes, and long-term care costs are easily overlooked - but these expenses could be high. When creating your retirement budget, don’t forget to include these three expenses. Taxes: How [...]

2022-04-18T21:13:24+00:00April 18th, 2022|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

Rising Interest Rates and High Inflation – How Will You Respond?

The Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018 and has several more rate hikes planned for this year.[1] Rising interest rates can have significant effects on the economy and your finances. Between a volatile market, high inflation, and rising interest rates, know how you’ll respond. The Federal Reserve Raising [...]

2022-04-11T11:39:34+00:00April 11th, 2022|Economy, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning|

3 Important Tax Questions to Answer This Year

As we approach Tax Day, you may be gathering your important documents and preparing to file or file for an extension. Once you have everything sorted out, it’s important to consider how your tax situation could change as you near and enter retirement. Here are three important tax questions to answer this year. Why May [...]

2022-04-04T14:11:21+00:00April 4th, 2022|Taxes & Tax Planning|

Why We Could See More Inflation and Market Volatility

As we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic, what happens somewhere halfway around the world can have a major impact on us. Now, the global economy faces new threats as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including spiking energy prices, inflation, and a volatile market. Know how you could be affected and what strategies you [...]

2022-03-21T15:37:42+00:00March 21st, 2022|Economy, Stock Market|

Three Birthday Milestones That Could Change Your Tax Situation

When we think of milestone birthdays, we often think of ones that are already behind us – like 18 and 30. But there are plenty of important birthdays ahead of you, especially as you near and enter retirement. Starting at age 50, several birthdays are critical to acknowledge because they can have implications for your [...]

2022-03-14T12:34:54+00:00March 14th, 2022|Taxes & Tax Planning|
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