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Month: May 2019

Giving the Gift of Education

It’s graduation season, and along with all the wonderful things a college degree comes with are also student loan debts. If you’re attending high school or college graduations, no one may be talking about it, but the graduates and their parents likely have the high cost of college on their minds. You might be writing a check or slipping a $20 into the graduate’s card if they are someone close to you, but what about your own family? You likely experienced or are experiencing the burden of paying for your child’s tuition and might be wondering how high tuition will rise by the time your grandchildren...

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Life in 2050

2050 seems like a long time away, but 2019 seemed far away in 1989. Back then, did you think a cell phone would fit into your pocket? Or that you could shout at Alexa to order you more paper towels without getting off the couch? Technology has transformed the way that we live over the last 30 years, and there’s no telling how it will change life by 2050. Here are some predictions for what your retirement in 2050 could look like. By 2050 there will likely be 9 billion people on earth, and the majority will live in cities. Our cities may not look like a science-fiction fantasy, but virtual and...

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Check Your Blind Spots When Planning for Retirement

It’s not enough to save for retirement, you have to plan for it. And planning for retirement is more than deciding where to go on a trip or when to start collecting Social Security – it’s anticipating your healthcare needs as you age, including your long-term care needs. These are often distinct from medical costs, and include help with daily activities like bathing, housekeeping, and mobility. Since most long-term care costs are not covered by Medicare, they can end up in our blind spots when we’re planning for retirement. Many Americans don’t consider the fact that they will likely require...

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Why You Should be Worried About Inflation

You may have heard that we’re on the brink of war – a trade war that is, with China. Trump’s proposed tariffs on imported Chinese goods and services has already affected the market, and could affect inflation. If tariffs are imposed on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, the core inflation rate would rise noticeably above 2% next year, according to Goldman Sachs Group. If you think that diligently saving for retirement means you are all set for a long, prosperous 30 plus years, think again: Inflation hasn’t been high recently, but it still poses a major threat to your retirement. Even if the...

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When Retirement Isn’t Your Choice

If you’re nearing retirement age and know you’re not financially prepared for retirement, your solution may be to work longer. While forgoing an early retirement can be prudent, your career might not last as long as you’d like it to. According to the Center for Retirement Research, 37% of retirees had to stop working sooner than they anticipated. And, the longer they planned to work, the less likely they were to reach their goals. The truth is that retirement isn’t always voluntary. There are many reasons why Americans end up retiring earlier than they planned, such as job loss, health issues,...

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Finding Happiness in Retirement

There’s no doubt that our culture is obsessed with youth and often overlooks the benefits of aging. You may not have looked forward to getting older when you were younger, but now that you’re nearing retirement you may have gained a different perspective. The fact is, older Americans tend to be happier, according to a Gallup-Healthways poll that measured various aspects of well-being like sense of purpose, social relationships, financial well-being, community involvement, and physical health. There could be many reasons for these findings, from financial stability, to an active social life....

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How the Rules of Homeownership Have Changed

Are you thinking about downsizing in retirement? Maybe you plan to make your vacation home your primary residence once there’s no office to commute to everyday. Or, maybe you’re considering buying a property to rent out to generate income in retirement. Either way, if you’re thinking about buying a house you should probably take some time to learn how it will impact your tax situation. It may have been a while since you bought a home, and the rules of homeownership have changed in the past few years thanks to tax reform. If you itemize your taxes, then you have the opportunity to deduct your...

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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Estate Planning

Estate planning is an important part of retirement planning for many reasons: You’ve worked hard for your money and want to see your children and grandchildren benefit. And, you want to see it passed down in the most efficient way possible. Unfortunately, costly mistakes are all too easy to make, from forgetting to name a beneficiary to not updating your estate plan over time. Since your estate and legacy plan is a part of your overall retirement strategy, it is important to discuss how you plan to transfer your wealth before you pass with your trusted financial professional. So, try and keep...

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A Change to Social Security

Social Security may be in jeopardy: The latest projection from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare shows that the program won’t be able to pay out full benefits by 2035 if Congress makes no changes. The program is already running low on funds, and there have been budget cuts over the past few years. This is just one reason why you can’t rely solely on Social Security in retirement. Most recently, the Social Security Administration has slowly stopped mailing out most Americans’ Social Security benefit statement and encouraging people to access their statements online. From 2012 to 2018...

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