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Annuity Traps Part 1: Living Benefits

Rick Rodgers

Learn about different types of annuities and under­stand how they can become a valuable component of your retirement plan.

The Potential Dangers of Rolling Your Company Stock into an IRA

Rick Rodgers

If you own large quantities of company stock held within a retirement plan, rolling it into a tax-deferred IRA may not be the best strategy. Learn when a Net Unrealized Appre­ci­ation (NUA) trans­action is the right choice to maximize your tax efficiency.

How “Gray Divorce” Can Affect Your Financial Future

Tiffany Leherr

Divorce rates are on the rise for those over the age of 55. Learn about the financial impli­ca­tions of this signif­icant life event and get guidance on how to navigate the many consid­er­a­tions individuals face.

Does Who Wins in November Make a Difference in Your Portfolio?

Christopher Hershey

While presi­dential elections can influence market perfor­mance, many other factors do, too. It’s important to recognize the complexity of the stock market and be careful not to confuse corre­lation and causation.

What You Need to Know About RMDs

Rick Rodgers

Many clients have questions about when they need to withdraw money from their IRAs and what the rules are for Required Minimum Distri­b­u­tions (RMDs). Learn how to evaluate distri­b­ution options and avoid penalties that arise when RMDs are not met.

AGILE Overview

Christopher Hershey

Retirement is a journey to be enjoyed over time, not a desti­nation. Chris Hershey will help you plan for your unique journey on this edition of Project Wealth.

PHASE 2 of the AGILE Retirement Journey

Richard Elias

Preparing for retirement may be the single biggest financial challenge most people face. We’ll cover planning during phase two of your retirement journey on this edition of Project Wealth.

PHASE 1 of the AGILE Retirement Journey

Jeremie Patrick

Did you know a critical phase of retirement begins 10 years out? We’ll go over what you need to do in phase one on this edition of Project Wealth.

When Should You Take Social Security?

Rick Rodgers

Before you decide when to begin drawing Social Security benefits, you should evaluate a number of factors, including life expectancy and the financial challenges that face the Social Security system.

Does Your Estate Plan Still Need a Trust?

Rick Rodgers

Estate tax exemp­tions are much higher than they once were. As a result, it may be worth­while to review your estate plan and terminate trusts that are no longer needed.

Contributing Too Much to Your IRA Can Cost You

Rick Rodgers

Learn about contri­bution limits for tradi­tional and Roth IRAs and get advice on how to minimize penalties if you’ve contributed too much in a given year.