A 2019 Market Review

Wow, what a ride! Since 2009, the markets have experienced tremendous growth. Many have been surprised that the markets have performed so strongly over the past 10 years. It seems like every other week we

The SECURE Act

Long-established retirement account rules change. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it, comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the

Systematic Withdrawal Strategies

Should you arrange automatic distributions from your retirement or investment accounts?   Some retirees wish they could simplify money management. Estimating investment income, annual retirement plan distributions, and quarterly taxes can be a chore. This

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

The hows and whys of college savings. The American family with a child born today can expect to spend about $233,610 to raise that child to the age of 18. And if you’ve already traded

New I.R.S. Contribution Limits – Changes for 2020

The I.R.S. just increased the annual contribution limits on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other widely used retirement plan accounts for 2020. Here’s a quick look at the changes. *Next year, you can put up to $6,000

Reducing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

What steps might help you sustain and grow your retirement savings? “What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask any group of retirees and pre-retirees this question, “outliving my money” will likely be one

End-of-the-Year Money Moves

Here are some things you might consider before saying goodbye to 2019.  What has changed for you in 2019? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you

Understanding Long-Term Care

The important question: Are you prepared? Addressing the potential threat of long-term care expenses may be one of the biggest financial challenges for individuals who are developing a retirement strategy. The U.S. Department of Health