Retirement Planning

Retirement Investing & Roth Conversions

Retirement planning looks much different than it did a century ago. With lifespans and retirements lasting longer, it’s not just about planning for a financial future; we must also create a post-career strategy that takes into account emotional, intellectual and quality of life challenges during later years. After all, we don’t just stop enjoying life…

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10 Ways To Make Your Money Work

There are always those gnawing questions: What could I be doing to get my money to work harder for me? How to get more out of my retirement assets? As hard as people work for their money, they deserve ways to get their money to work harder for them, especially with retirement approaching or already…

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To Roth or Not to Roth?…That is the Question

The wealthiest investors I have worked with have larger Roths or larger post-taxed accounts than they have in qualified, tax deferred accounts.  The “Tax Time Bomb” is something you hear me talk a lot about at my seminars and on the radio.  We are trained to put as much money as we can away as…

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4 Diversification Steps For Your Retirement Money

Most people are familiar with the concept of diversification as it applies to their assets — spreading money across stocks, bonds, cash, etc., so all your eggs aren’t in one basket. What many don’t know is that with retirement looming on the horizon, they need to consider several different levels of diversification to give their…

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Is Your Retirement Plan ROCK Solid?

When building just about anything, a strong foundation is key to making it last. This holds true when constructing a house, and when building a retirement portfolio — a financial house, if you will. But given the variety of financial vehicles available these days, how do you know what is right for your particular situation?…

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Financial Strategies in 2018

  One philosophy of investing, as opined by Warren Buffett, is to be “fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”1 The nation’s eight-year bull market, however, has tested that philosophy. Most market analysts would agree that it was more important to be in the market and taking advantage of gains than to…

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Keep an Eye on Interest Rates

Optimism often predates good news. Such was the case last year when, just before the end of the year, Congress passed legislation that significantly reduced the corporate tax rate. The anticipation of this fulfillment of one of President Trump’s pro-business campaign promises helped drive up stock prices in the latter half of the year —…

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