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Annuity Traps Part 2: Death Benefits

Rick Rodgers

While annuities can be an important way to build wealth, many individuals don’t realize how compli­cated these insurance products can be. In this article, we’ll walk you through what you need to know about annuity contracts and the five-year-rule.

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.

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.