The Vacation Home Primer

Category: Retirement Planning

May 4, 2016  |  

The Vacation Home Primer

Key Takeaways: The purchases of vacation homes have spiked over the past few years. Before purchasing, consider whether you plan on using it yourself or renting. When considering a purchase, account for extra expenses such as insurance, taxes, utilities, furnishings and upkeep before taking the plunge. Summer is coming, so if you’re like me you […]

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May 2, 2016  |  

Target Date Funds – “To” and “Through” the Details

Key Takeaways: Target Date Funds are a popular choice in retirement plans. Understanding the asset allocation and glide path for the fund is important. For some investors, risk tolerance may not fit a fund’s allocation. In a world seemingly obsessed with automation and quick solutions, target date mutual funds have grown in popularity with investors.  […]

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February 24, 2016  |  

Think You Can’t Contribute to a Roth? Think again: Advantages of a 401(k) Roth Option

Key Takeaways The Roth option in 401(k) retirement plans eliminate IRS income limits applied to Roth IRAs. Participants in plans offering the Roth 401(k) option can split their contributions between both traditional and Roth accounts–thus, building two buckets of money to fund their nest egg. There are no income limits for Roth 401(k) accounts, and […]

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November 28, 2015  |  

The Safe Savings Rate

Key Takeaways • Where it all started–the safe withdrawal rate. • My transition to the safe savings rate—the amount of income you need to sock away for retirement. • A comprehensive financial plan is best, but off-the-shelf tools and two popular “rules of thumb” can help. The Safe Withdrawal Rate About 20 years ago, a […]

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November 9, 2015  |  

File and Suspend No More: A Guide to the Recent Changes in Social Security

Key Takeaways: The recent budget deal eliminated the “File and Suspend” Social Security benefit strategy. File and Suspend allowed married couples to maximize their benefits by deferring collection of individual benefits until age 70 while still receiving a spousal benefit. If you will turn age 66 by May 1, 2016, or 62 by December 31, […]

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