Regain Confidence and Restore Your Retirement

The path to retirement can often seem daunting, with the end goal appearing distant and difficult to reach. This sentiment has only grown in recent years, as indicated by a recent report on the Economic Well-Being of US Adults, conducted by the Federal Reserve. According to the study, only 31% of non-retired Americans are confident…

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The Triple Dangers of Inflation for Pre-Retirees: Safeguard your financial well-being and ensure a secure retirement

As the economic landscape continues to shift and evolve, one specter looms ominously over the horizon: inflation. For pre-retirees, individuals who are on the cusp of transitioning into their golden years, the effects of inflation can be particularly devastating. With each uptick in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the financial security and stability of those…

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Important Considerations When Building Your Retirement Plan in Your 40’s, 50’s and Beyond

As individuals enter their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, retirement planning takes on added significance. With retirement looming closer, it becomes increasingly important to reassess financial goals, adjust savings strategies, and ensure a secure financial future. Here are some important considerations for continuing to build your retirement plan in your 50s and beyond: Evaluate Retirement Goals:…

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Recent IRS Updates to Defined Benefit Plans: An opportunity to fine-tune your approach to pension risk management

The IRS has released the 2024 mortality tables, which will be instrumental in funding, determining minimum lump-sum distributions, and various other calculations that affect the financial health of your pension plan. This update marks the first major revision to the base mortality rates since 2018 and includes adjustments to consider the impact of COVID-19. The…

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Retirement Planning: A Map to Changes in 2024

Navigating these demands an adaptable approach to financial planning As we kick off 2024, the world of retirement planning is undergoing a fairly significant transformation, as tax brackets, retirement contribution limits, estate and gift tax exemptions, among other things, are set to undergo upward revisions. Additionally, the gradual introduction of Secure 2.0, a pivotal retirement…

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Medicare Will Not Cover All Health Care Costs: There are out-of-pockets, limitations and gaps that Medicare doesn’t cover

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for individuals aged 65 or older and certain younger people with disabilities. And despite being a widely used program, there are several misconceptions surrounding Medicare, one of the most pervasive being that it will cover all healthcare costs. Myth or Fact: Medicare Will Cover All Health Care Costs…

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The Ultimate Downsizing Checklist Before Retiring: By focusing on goals and priorities, you can create a new, simplified lifestyle

As retirement approaches, many older adults consider downsizing their home as a way to simplify their lives, reduce expenses, and focus on what truly matters. While the process can be emotionally and physically challenging, it can also be liberating and rewarding. To help you navigate this transition, we’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist for downsizing your…

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