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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.

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.

Creating an Online Social Security Account

Rick Rodgers

By creating an online Social Security account, you can review your annual statement, take a closer look at your earnings record, and verify that your tax payments are being credited correctly.

What is the Rodgers & Associates Financial Planning Process?

Rick Rodgers

Our approach to retirement planning combines the seven-step process outlined by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards with our own unique focus on maximizing tax efficiency, managing risk, and minimizing expenses throughout retirement.

5 Ways to Take Advantage of the Market Downturn

Rick Rodgers

Look for oppor­tu­nities created by lower markets, which include evalu­ating employer stock, performing Roth conver­sions, and investing before the market rebounds.

What is YOUR Purpose in Retirement?

Rick Rodgers

Finding ways to do what you love and setting personal goals can ease the transition from employment to a productive retirement.

Congratulations! You’re Retired… Now What?

Rick Rodgers

Once you retire from your job, you have a number of decisions to make—and a number of ways to spend your time. These guide­lines will help you refine your prior­ities and manage this new phase of life.