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Month: January 2019

Why Can’t You Rely Solely on Social Security in Retirement?

Social Security is only designed to replace a part of a retiree’s income, and the buying power of its benefits has decreased by a third since 2000, according to a report by the Senior Citizen’s League. The cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) used to determine Social Security benefits don’t always accurately reflect seniors’ rising living expenses. And, the services retirees spend the most money on – housing and medical – have increased significantly. On top of all this, inflation can erode your savings. Since inflation rates change every year, it’s hard to estimate exactly how much income you...

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How to Handle Life’s Busy Seasons

Generally, accountants have a good work-life balance, but they’re notoriously busy during tax season. From January to April, their workload increases significantly, and they must come up with new techniques to manage their time. Sometimes when we’re used to a routine, extra work or activity can throw us off because we don’t know how to adapt. The same can also happen when we go from working full weeks to having free time in retirement, when a packed social or travel schedule can constitute a busy season. Although your work load probably won’t ramp up as much as an accountant’s during tax season,...

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Significant Estate Planning Steps

You made sure your kids wore helmets, ate their vegetables, and looked both ways before crossing the street when they were small. Why? Because you worried about their safety. Protecting your children financially is no less important. Rather than leaving them to figure out a plan for finances and medical care in the event of your death or incapacitation, you can create a living Will, a traditional Will, a health care proxy, and designate beneficiaries. Taking these significant estate planning steps can help ease the burden on your loved ones. Create a Will A Will allows you to leave specific...

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Are You Turning One of These Ages in 2019?

If you’re turning one of these ages in 2019, take note of what makes them important. Some ages, such as 65, the age at which you qualify for Medicare, require you to apply before your birthday, so it’s important to pay close attention so you don’t miss an important deadline! Age 50 Once you turn 50, you can make catch-up contributions to your retirement accounts. You can contribute an extra $6,000 per year to a 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plan, $3,000 to a Simple IRA or Simple 401(k), and $1,000 to a traditional IRA. Age 55 If you leave your job for any reason during the year you turn 55 or after,...

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Press Release: Featured in USA Today

Dan Ahmad and Jim Files were recently named Gamechangers® in USA Today by the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers® due to their vast contributions to their field. The spread, also titled “GameChangers®,” shines the spotlight on an elite group of entrepreneurs and their credentials. The piece, a full-page feature, ran in the December 17, 2018 edition of USA Today.

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