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Will Your Savings Last for the Rest of Your Life?

Will Your Savings Last for the Rest of Your Life?

Once you’ve saved enough for retirement, the question becomes how you’ll make your savings last for the rest of your life. Higher costs make this difficult, and we’ve been seeing higher costs as a result of inflation for some months. It’s important to know how...

Tax Day Will Be Here Before You Know It

Tax Day Will Be Here Before You Know It

Tax Day is April 18th this year, due to the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington D.C. on the 15th. This is a good time of year to review your finances and think about your long-term tax strategy. Tax Day will be here before you know it, so know these important...

Don’t Forget About Your Tax Bill

Don’t Forget About Your Tax Bill

Before you know it, Tax Day will be here, so it’s best to start getting ready now. Beyond your tax bill this year, don’t forget about your tax bill in the future, even in retirement. Taxes don’t stop when you stop receiving a paycheck, and they could be one of your...

How Do You Handle a Volatile Market?

How Do You Handle a Volatile Market?

Now that you’re nearing retirement, the term “market volatility” might stir up different feelings than it did 30 years ago. Older workers and retirees understand that they have less time to make up for losses in their investments and to ride out future market crashes...

4 Easy Things You Can Do to Plan for Retirement Now

4 Easy Things You Can Do to Plan for Retirement Now

Retirement planning can seem overwhelming, even if you feel you’ve saved enough to retire. It’s hard to know where to begin because a comprehensive retirement plan involves so many elements, from an investment strategy to tax minimization. When faced with a complex...

How Much Are You Left with After Inflation?

How Much Are You Left with After Inflation?

In 1960, a gallon of conventional whole milk was 31 cents, and today it’s $3.77 on average.1 A few dollars might not seem like much, but that’s a 1,116% increase. Now that we’re seeing high inflation, the buying power of your money – including your retirement savings...

Three Things to Know About Investing in Retirement

Three Things to Know About Investing in Retirement

There’s a lot of investing advice out there, but how do you know what’s right or what’s right for your specific situation? The rules can change a bit when you get closer to and enter retirement, and the world of investing is constantly changing. There’s a lot to know...

Could We See a Major Market Correction This Year?

Could We See a Major Market Correction This Year?

While we saw record highs in the market in 2021, there’s no telling what could happen in 2022 or beyond. There are reasons we could see a market correction, and now is the time to ask yourself if you’re prepared for one. It can be hard to chart a course for retirement...

Important Retirement Plan Upkeep

Important Retirement Plan Upkeep

If you’ve ever owned a house, you know how much upkeep it requires. Something always needs to be fixed or replaced, and if small problems go unchecked for too long, they can turn into bigger problems. The same is true for retirement planning. Here are three important...

Will We See More Inflation in 2022?

Will We See More Inflation in 2022?

There are reasons to be optimistic about 2022, but there are also reasons to be worried: Everyone is wondering if we will see more inflation in 2022, where the market is headed, and the effects of a new COVID variant. But whatever 2022 holds, it’s important to make a...

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