Preparing for Retirement

Many Americans are retiring now. With people living longer lives, one of the biggest concerns that those retiring have is being sure they are going to be okay financially for an indeterminate time. Here are a few ways to ensure that you will have a happy worry free retirement. Cost of Living Planning Retirement usually […]

Wealth Transfer: How to Ensure Your Will is Ready to Execute

A will is a legal financial document that will allow you to bequeath your assets to loved ones. Many people put off the task of making their will because it is a reminder of their own mortality and because it requires thoughtful, and sometimes difficult, decisions. However, if you take the first step, you will […]

What to Do if Served Foreclosure Papers

Whether it was through sickness, loss of your job or some other catastrophe, somehow, you’ve found yourself behind on your mortgage payments and now the bank has served you with a foreclosure notice. What happens next? Is there anything you can do? Here are some things you should know regarding foreclosure law and suggestions on […]

Putting Precious Metals in Your IRA

When most people think of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), they think only about paper assets like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Because the IRS prohibits you from putting collectibles (like certain gold coins) in your IRA, many people believe that that prohibits all gold from your IRA. However, the IRS does allow retirement savers to add […]

Getting the most from Your Retirement Plan

Whether or not we like to admit it, getting older inevitably creeps up on all of us. And with old age comes the inability to work as hard as we did when we were younger. This necessitates the need for retirement funds and a retirement plan for most people. Over much of the twentieth century, […]

Top Things to Consider When Saving for Retirement

Got Milk 401K? A 401k can be a powerful tool to help you save for retirement. In 2017, you can contribute up to $18,000 while your employer may match some or all of your contribution. By comparison IRA limits are only $5,500 ($6,500 if you’re age 50 or older), or if you made less than these […]

What you Should Know About Retirement Taxes

One of the things many people are unprepared for when they retire is how to manage their tax burden. Contrary to popular belief, most retirement income is not exempt from income taxes. However, with the right planning and strategies you can reduce your tax burden well into your retirement years. Here are some things you […]

Financial Tips for Surviving Your Retirement

Your retirement should be the golden years of your life. You worked hard during your career years, and you’ve probably dreamed of relaxing and indulging in hobbies like traveling that you were unable to pursue while you worked. Now, you want to be able to live out your retirement with the peace of mind of […]