Time is the most important word in our investment vocabulary. If financial independence is the goal, starting today beats waiting until tomorrow.
A premium bond has a coupon rate higher than the prevailing interest rate for that particular bond maturity and credit quality. A discount bond, in contrast, has a coupon rate lower than the prevailing interest rate for that particular bond maturity and credit quality.
Until you reach age 59 ½, attempting to access tax-deferred retirement accounts could trigger taxes and penalties.
With the passage of the SECURE Act inherited IRAs from those who passed after December 31, 2019 are no longer allowed to stretch the withdrawals over their life expectancy.
If money is taken from an IRA before age 59 1/2, a 10% excise tax penalty is applied to the amounts withdrawn—unless it meets one of the twelve exceptions.
The difference can be summed up in two words: intraday trading. Unlike mutual funds, ETFs can be bought and sold anytime throughout the day.
Affordability, access to healthcare, climate, and culture are just some of the important factors to consider before moving to another state.
529 plans can be a good option for both college and K‑12 savings. But to avoid paying taxes or early withdrawal penalties, it’s vitally important to keep up with any changes to the rules.
Only 51% of Pennsylvanians have tried to figure out how much they need to save for retirement—and just 31% are satisfied with their current financial condition.
One way is determining your risk tolerance.
Learn why we use time-weighted return as a reporting metric and see how it gives you an accurate picture of portfolio changes over time.
Take small steps, make prudent choices year after year, and watch your savings and investments grow.
Many are unknowingly saying, “No thank you”.
Many people believe all they need to do for retirement is defer as much money as they can. This is rarely the case.
Depending on your income and household size, you may qualify for federal tax credits, a combination of credits and subsidies, or Medicaid.
The Three Things That Matter Most in Our Retirement Investment Strategy: Allocation, Allocation, Allocation
The myth that security selection and market timing are keys to investment success may drive many to make poor investment decisions.
Do You Have an Accurate Vision of Retirement? If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, It’s Going to Be Hard to Get There.
Retirement is not a date on a calendar; it is a journey that begins before our working career ends.
There is a way to get a partial deduction for money that will eventually go to your children. A charitable lead annuity trust gifts money to a charity first, and then passes assets to your beneficiaries.
Income earned by one spouse can be used to fund retirement accounts for both spouses.
A better overall strategy is to invest for total return.