B Talking about long term care (LTC) can be challenging, and it can be especially difficult to know where to start. How you choose to broach the conversation may depend on your loved one’s personality, age, health status, cognitive function, and religious beliefs.… Read More
Better to be safe than sorry As you enter your “golden years,” perhaps you imagine yourself traveling, visiting grandchildren, or pursuing a favorite hobby. Unfortunately, none of us can predict what the future may bring. But, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 70% of individuals over the age of 65 will ultimately require some form of long-termcare (LTC).… Read More
A million dollars used to be the ultimate target for retirement portfolios.  Retiring as a millionaire brought status and confidence that you could live comfortably during your golden years. If you retired with $1 million in 1970, you probably wouldn’t have to worry about your nest egg running out, even with a lavish lifestyle.… Read More
ONE 3 ways you can profit from rising inflation As the cost of everything from groceries to gas goes up, many Americans are feeling the pressure of rising inflation.  But there’s good news. You may be able to profit from rising inflation.… Read More
Planning financially for retirement can help make aging more comfortable Yes, there are good things about being old, such as increased happiness, less stress, better marriages and deeper friendships. You seldom hear that: People tend to focus on the negatives of aging.… Read More
Retirement Income “Shock Absorbers” 3 Reliable Strategies Used by Smart Investors You’re trying to stream your favorite show, but there’s the constant drumbeat of bad economic news. “A recession is coming.” “The markets dropped.” “Inflation is the highest it’s ever been.”… Read More
A clear investing approach for creating lasting, inflation-adjusted retirement income Ask Yourself These Questions: How much can I safely spend? How much investment risk can I handle? Are my retirement savings in the right place? Do I have enough retirement savings to last my lifetime?… Read More
When, Why, and How To Choose A Plan That’s Right For You (especially if you’re already enrolled) Whether you’re looking into Medicare for the first time, or taking advantage of annual enrollment to update your strategy, we’ve broken down the critical choices you must make into a simple decision-making tool (including the easy-to-understand questions you MUST ask yourself before choosing a plan).… Read More
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) created incredible estate planning opportunities for savvy Americans. However, the massive changes introduced by the SECURE Act of 2019 have made many estate strategies outdated. If you haven’t created or reviewed your estate plans in light of these new rules, you’re at risk of… Accidentally disinheriting your spouse (because of an outdated trust or estate strategy) Failing to take advantage of a temporary tax window (just through 2025) Shortchanging your loved ones by leaving Uncle Sam too much of your hard-earned money Forcing your loved ones to liquidate their inheritance to pay taxes (because IRA rules changed) All because your will, trust, or estate plan hasn’t been updated to reflect the new laws.… Read More
For many people, retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here’s a quick review of the six main sources: Social Security Social Security is the government-administered retirement income program. Workers become eligible after paying Social Security taxes for 10 years.… Read More