Five Small Steps for You, One Giant Leap for Your Retirement
Take small steps, make prudent choices year after year, and watch your savings and investments grow.
Who Else Wants Free Money and Lower Income Taxes?
Many are unknowingly saying, “No thank you”.
Cut Your Taxes in Half During Retirement?
Many people believe all they need to do for retirement is defer as much money as they can. This is rarely the case.
5 Ways to Minimize Your Retirement Income and Maximize Health Insurance Tax Credits
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.
Are Gifts to Children Tax-Deductible?
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.
Prudent Withdrawal Rate
Even if the probability of success for a 4% withdraw rate is less than some thought, it’s still strong when your portfolio is monitored actively.
Why Chasing Yield Is a Bad Idea
A better overall strategy is to invest for total return.
Non-working Spouses Can Contribute to an IRA: Here’s How
Income earned by one spouse can be used to fund retirement accounts for both spouses.
Tax Implications of Owning a Vacation Home: What Everyone Ought To Know
Thinking of buying a vacation home? Here are some factors to consider before you make your decision.
Tax Benefits of Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Don’t overlook these benefits.
Reducing Future Taxes – What is Form 8606?
And what should you do if you have forgotten to file Form 8606?
Seven Sensible Things You Should Do Before Retirement
Are you ready for retirement?
Who Really Wants to be a Millionaire?
Becoming a millionaire doesn’t happen on its own: it takes planning and perseverance. Here are some steps you can take to grow your net worth.
5 Steps to a Successful NUA transaction
Retirees who own their employer’s stock in their 401(k) plan have the potential for huge tax savings using an often-overlooked tax strategy known as net unrealized appreciation (NUA). How does…
How To Make a Retirement Budget: View Spending From the Top Down and Bottom Up
Some individuals have excellent records and can project what they will need. Many cannot. Here are two methods for gauging what your spending needs might be in retirement.
What is Your Life Expectancy?
The major components to life expectancy are genetics and lifestyle.
Understanding Charitable Gift Annuities
An investment option you may not have considered.
More on Implementing the Plan: PHASE 3 of the AGILE Retirement Journey
The “I” phase of an A·G·I·L·E retirement is considered a crucial time to fine-tune your transition into financial independence.