Are you ready for retirement?
The “I” phase of an A·G·I·L·E retirement is considered a crucial time to fine-tune your transition into financial independence.
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.
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.
By accessing your Social Security records online, you can verify that your benefit information is correct, update information, and receive information on estimated benefits based on your anticipated retirement date.
Learn how to make the final year before retirement worry-free by addressing key concerns, from budgeting to benefits.
It’s never too early to start planning for retirement. By setting a strategy— and sticking to it—you can help achieve your goal of financial independence sooner.
Use these tips and strategies about spending, saving, and asset allocation to reach your retirement goals.
Social Security gives workers the option to take benefits anytime between the ages of 62 and 70, and it offers some incentives to those who are willing to wait. Waiting…
Managing an investment portfolio efficiently requires knowledge of income taxes and your tax bracket specifically.
One of the most important retirement planning decisions to make will be deciding when to draw Social Security benefits. It is a difficult decision in general because there are a lot of factors to consider.
If you are over your full retirement age, you have the option to back-date your application up to six months. This is almost never the best strategy.
What happens when the paychecks stop, and retirement begins? It is one of the most pressing questions we hear from people approaching retirement.
Retirees drawing Social Security benefits received a 2.8 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2019. This is the largest COLA increase since 2011.
Social Security benefits are an important part of nearly everyone’s retirement plan. Many people think of Social Security benefits as a supplement to their income when they retire.
Many people mistakenly believe their expenses will be half as much as a widow(er) than as a couple. This is true of some expenses, like food and clothing. However, larger expenses related…
Means testing could take the form of more income taxes, a reduction in benefits, a surtax or some other method.
The Rodgers & Associates logo includes “The Retirement Specialists.” The home page of our website says we “specialize in financial planning for those who are retired or expect to retire within…
Americans are worried about what inflation might do to their retirement finances. The Allianz Life 2016 Inflation Study was conducted in March of 2016 that looked at Americans’ perceptions of…
The New Three-Legged Stool A Tax-efficient Approach to Retirement Planning was published in June of 2009. People had been told for years that they would be in a lower tax bracket…