If you’re investing in mutual funds at the end of the year, exercise extra care to avoid paying tax on gains that are earned internally by the fund.
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.
Many people think it is a good idea to put their child’s name on the deed to their home, especially if one of the parents is deceased. Usually the motivation is…
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.
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.
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.
We all have different “money scripts,” or things we tell ourselves about money that impact our financial decisions. Becoming aware of these thoughts—and the impact they have on our spending and saving behaviors—is important as you plan for and enter retirement.
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.
Since the majority of retirees take more than their RMD annually, new life expectancy tables should not have a significant impact.
Steps you can take to help ensure that your wealth helps future generations.
Get familiar with the Alternative Minimum Tax and learn what triggers this part of the tax code.
Converting your paper savings bonds to an electronic format allows you to access their current rate and value, which is especially important as you plan for retirement.
See our recommendations for sustainable withdrawal rates throughout retirement and learn why we believe a disciplined investment strategy is likely the best way to weather market fluctuations.
Learn how to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of taking a lump-sum cash payout from your pension plan.
How to avoid taking a 50% tax penalty on your required minimum distributions (RMD) and how to correct missed RMDs.
Managing finances as a recent widow or widower is a hard but necessary task. Rodgers and Associates can provide the help needed to make the transition easier.
Learn how to protect yourself from data breaches, and what you can do if your information is compromised.
The Presidential Election Cycle Theory states the stock market is weakest in year one of a presidential term and then improves. Is it a theory you can rely on?
The question of where to live in retirement is a very personal decision and the right answer will depend on many factors.
Are Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) Permitted from SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) Accounts?
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) can be given from some accounts other than IRAs to eliminate tax on donations. Learn how to plan effectively to minimize future tax liability.