These days, retirement planning will likely involve Individual Retirement Accounts in one way or another. Whether you’re looking to roll over a 401(k), optimize your withdrawal timing, or take advantage of catch-up contributions, your IRA strategy may be one of the main components of your income strategy. So, let’s talk about the Roth IRA and [...]
Take a moment to consider the world around you. You may be experiencing unrelenting change in your life – the pandemic, economic turbulence, or our society’s increasing reliance on technology – and you may think things look or feel unfamiliar and hectic. But it’s important to remember that your voice and your unique experience as [...]
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, a lot of us are giving thanks for what we have. Many are also considering making charitable gifts to different charities before the year ends. Brian talks about the value of charitable giving and also explains the rules behind the gift tax. But first, he answers two questions from the mailbag.
Working towards retirement, you may have a detailed plan on how to manage your finances so that you have enough saved by the time you leave the workforce. With no external income coming in, there will be a new rulebook on how to manage your retirement earnings, expenses, and investments – not just so that [...]
There has historically been a pay gap between men and women for comparable jobs which favors men. This phenomenon generally affects retirement funds as well – this is called the gender retirement gap. On average, women earn 17% less than men, taking home $89 compared to the man’s $100. The gender pay gap has lasted [...]
Financial planning is not the same for everybody, so it’s important to have a plan. Living below your means, saving and investing, can get you far. Just like Mr. Miyagi in the movie Karate Kid teaches discipline, you need to have discipline with your financial plan. Then, we talk about why some people don’t want to retire.
You’ve probably had a daily routine for most of your life – from tying your tie and greeting your coworkers to loosening that tie when you get home. When thinking about retirement, not only does your daily routine change but your financial routine does too. In your working years, you made sure to have a [...]
Settling down for retirement after many years of work can feel like a sigh of relief, a moment to catch your breath and slow down. However, this shift in lifestyle can also bring up feelings of sadness, anxiety, and loss of purpose. Studies show that a third of retirees develop symptoms of depression, especially those who [...]
Now that we are in the heart of football season, what can we learn from the game? Coach Brian is here to guide you through what you need to know when it comes to your financial plan. We compare different football analogies to retirement planning to help you understand where you’re headed and find out if you’re making the right decisions. But first, we answer some questions from the mailbag.
When markets take a spill, especially when it comes to your retirement investments, it’s harder to find ways to meet your financial goals. If you were relying on IRA or 401(k) withdrawals to cover your expenses, doing so when markets are down would decrease the lifespan of your savings. And if you’re nearing retirement, market [...]