Getting Ready To Retire

Is your Roth 401k or IRA a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Is a Roth Just a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

By Joe Bert Originally appearing in Kiplinger, December 1, 2015 Forgoing a tax deduction today for a promise in the future is riskier than you might think. With all due respect to the late Sen. William Roth from Delaware, the Roth IRA, and now the Roth 401(k), are among the worst ideas foisted upon the …

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Saving for Retirement

Although most of us recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, few of us embrace the nitty-gritty work involved. With thousands of investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, and the unpredictable future of consumer prices, most people don’t even know where to begin. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. Determine your …

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Understanding Social Security

Understanding Social Security

Approximately 66 million people today receive some form of Social Security benefits, including retirement, disability, survivor, and family benefits. (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2017) Although most people receiving Social Security are retired, you and your family members may be eligible for benefits at any age, depending on your circumstances. How does …

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Taking Advantage of Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

Employer-sponsored qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)s are some of the most powerful retirement savings tools available. If your employer offers such a plan and you’re not participating in it, you should be. Once you’re participating in a plan, try to take full advantage of it. Understand your employer-sponsored plan Before you can take advantage …

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Getting Started: Establishing a Financial Safety Net

Getting Started: Establishing a Financial Safety Net

In times of crisis, you don’t want to be shaking pennies out of a piggy bank. Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you’re protected when a financial emergency arises. One way to accomplish this is by setting up a cash reserve, a pool of readily available funds that can help you …

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Investing for Major Financial Goals

Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you target your goals by …

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