10 Common Retirement Mistakes

In a sense, you have been planning for your retirement ever since you started working. Maybe you’ve been contributing to a 401(k) plan, or maybe you’ve been socking away money in an IRA, but without a doubt, you’ve been looking forward to your golden years. And I want you to enjoy those years without worrying about having to take out a reverse mortgage on your house.

If Not Now, Then When?

During this period of time I call "midlife exploration," I’ve come across a couple different books that I've found interesting. In one of them the author asks the question, “If not now, then when?”

What's the Point of Retiring?

It’s a question I've started asking myself. Sure, I’m 47 years old. I’m not set to retire for a while by society’s standards, but why should I stop doing what I enjoy? Many people hate working 9 to 5 and can't wait to retire. But, I love my job! I love getting up each morning and serving the needs of others.

Build More Wealth

It's no surprise that money is the biggest source of stress for Americans. In fact, a survey by the American Institute of CPAs found that more than half of Americans with debt say that it's negatively impacted their lives. If you want to take control of your finances, here are five easy tasks that can help get you moving toward financial health and growth.

IRA Misconceptions and How You Can Make the Informed Choice

Some IRA planning and investment strategies may appear easy to execute, but errors can lead to unexpected taxes or penalties, loss of the IRA’s tax-exempt status, and even disinherited beneficiaries. Where can things go wrong? Here are five common IRA misconceptions, as well as tips for making a more informed choice.

Should You Consolidate Your Retirement Accounts?

If you’re like most people, you’ve saved for retirement in multiple ways, including employer plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). As you approach retirement, it may make sense to consolidate all of your savings into one account to achieve a coordinated investment plan.Why consolidate?Consolidating your retirement accounts offers several potential benefits:

If They Could Turn Back Time...

It’s an age-old question that most people can’t resist daydreaming about. If you could turn back time, what would you have done differently? Some people might have chosen to invest more in relationships. Others may have taken more—or fewer—risks. Many would have devoted more time to having fun.

After Accumulation

For years, you have tucked away a portion of your income, saving and investing along the way. But now that you’ve grown your assets, it’s time to start drawing on your accounts. While this may appear to be a simple matter of selling a particular stock, there is something of an art to taking distributions. Determining which assets to liquidate, and when to do so, requires careful analysis of

What Are Your Retirement Assumptions?

You often see the commercials on television today asking the question, “What’s Your Number”? What they are really referring to is the notion of how much money do you need in order to be able to retire. It’s funny that most people we talk to today don’t really call it retirement. They really think about the term of making work optional. This means having the ability to do what they want when

Benefits of Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is the process of evaluating your current financial standing and creating a strategy for helping you achieve your desired retirement lifestyle. It is about matching goals with financial realities, with a focus on providing a lifetime of income after your last paycheck.

Follow Blog via Email

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories