How Do You Create a Simple Retirement Income Plan?

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

A retirement income plan is needed because life changes in retirement. Your retirement plan should account for every year in retirement, even past your life expectancy. For each year, make a list for you and your spouse that include social security income, pensions, and annuity income. Also, list earnings from investments and working part-time. 

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Let's Talk About Mutual Funds

Thursday, 04 April 2019

Let's Talk About Mutual Funds

Currently, there is a universe of more than 8,000 Mutual funds—way too many.

Your investment portfolio:

  • How did your investment person choose the lineup of mutual funds?
  • What screening process was used?
  • Is your account just a “cookie cutter” mix of funds that everyone gets?
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Long-Term Care By the Numbers

Monday, 01 April 2019

Long-Term Care By the Numbers

Long-Term Care by the Numbers

  • 50% of Americans turning 65 will need long-term care
  • $100,000+ will be the annual bill for a private room in a skilled nursing facility
  • Only 1/3 of Americans feel confident that they can pay for long-term care
  • 43% think their spouse will provide their long-term care

Take the next step for your future. Let’s talk and review your long-term care plans!

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Estate Planning Basics: I Have a Will – Isn’t That Enough?

Many of us are guilty of having prepared a Will years ago and never updating it, mistakenly believing we have our affairs in order.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Estate Planning Basics: I Have a Will – Isn’t That Enough?

Your Will is a document stating who you want to receive your assets when you pass away. In order to honor those stated wishes, your Will would have to be approved by a Probate Court and a probate estate will have to be opened. That involves attorney fees, court costs, and typically, lots of time.

 

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How to be Tax Efficient with Your Investments

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tax efficient investing involves strategies to help reduce the impact of taxes. Investments have three tax flavors: taxable, tax-deferred and tax-exempt. Taxable requires gains to be paid as they are earned each year. These include investments like CDs and money market funds. Tax-deferred gains remain sheltered from taxes until withdrawn for retirement at age 59 ½ like 401(k)s or IRAs. Tax-exempt interest is not taxable either by federal or state taxes.

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