Just as teams gear up for game day, retirees and individuals with financial aspirations should develop a robust strategy to ensure financial success. Just like preparing for the big game, achieving financial readiness requires a strategic approach and careful planning. Let’s explore the principles of investments and financial planning tailored
What if you could blink and suddenly be living the retirement of your dreams? What would that look like? Would you be relaxing by glittering waters on a warm, white sandy beach? Would you be on a new adventure in the great outdoors? Or maybe you’d be enjoying more time
Have you noticed Mom or Dad showing signs of decline? Are you worried about your elderly uncle living at home by himself? You’re not alone. Many of us will find ourselves making care decisions for our parents or other beloved elders. It’s not an easy place to be because it’s
How often do you think about retirement? Most of us think about it a lot — at least four times a week.1 We think about when we’ll retire and how we’ll spend our time in retirement.2,3 As exciting as that can be, it can also be nerve-racking to think about
Normally, retirement plans are generally considered safe from creditors. A recent ruling by the Bankruptcy Panel for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has called that safety into question. An individual was awarded ½ of his ex-wife’s 401(k) plan and her entire individual retirement account in their divorce settlement.
The base of your financial planning should be your goals and objectives. Goals are basically a result or achievement toward which you are willing to expend time and effort. Goals vary with the individual’s wishes; hence, you set your own. Defining effective goals requires developing some particular characteristics for those
Social Security benefits are a component in the retirement planning of most Americans. However, those benefits pose questions for both younger and older employees. Younger employees are faced with the long term viability of the system (see our previous posting of “Social Security, Medicare, and You”. Older employees are faced