For some the answer is, very well, thank you. For others, there may be plenty of room for improvement. There is no better time than National Retirement Security Week (October 21 - 27) to start saving in earnest, to keep on growing your nest egg or to make some positive adjustments to your existing retirement savings game plan.
One is the risk of outliving your assets; the other is the risk of losing your purchasing power. How you allocate your assets to manage and mitigate those risks matters. Put too much of your money in one place, and you run the risk of not keeping pace with inflation. Put too much in another place, and you run the risk of running out of money or, as some say, lifestyle.
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Help grow your savings even more by putting the 3 A's (account, amount, and asset mix) to work for you.
In over 40 years of business, our firm has never lost any money for our clients, in part because they don't own mutual funds. The following article seeks to simplify the many complexities of mutual fund expenses so investors are able to discover the true costs associated with mutual fund ownership.
If you’re expecting a bonus check from your employer this year, you may be tempted to blow it all on the latest iPhone or a bigger TV. But before you decide to splurge, first take a look at your overall financial picture to make sure you’re taking the best advantage of that extra cash:
Even though tax filing season is well under way, there's still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2018. You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $5,500 for 2018 ($6,500 if you were age 50 or older on December 31, 2018).
Teachers are on the front lines of our children’s futures, so it’s unsettling to see evidence that their own future is increasingly at risk.
Eight ways to help reduce your taxes now and in the future
Prior to the December 31 deadline, consider reviewing these options with your financial and tax advisors.
1. Making Annual Gifts
In schools across the country, there are countless teachers working through their lunch breaks trying to keep up with the demands of the day. But what many don’t know is that in the time it takes to eat lunch, they could conduct a retirement savings review with a financial professional.