How Do I Maximize My Social Security Benefits?

How Do I Maximize My Social Security Benefits?

If you’ve worked for any portion of your life, you’re probably looking forward to the day when you can retire and collect your social security benefits. But you’ve also probably spent some time worrying if social security will be enough to cover your expenses.

Luckily, there are ways to maximize those benefits. Read More

Retirement Planning: Why There’s No Such Thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Retirement

If your household earns over $30,000 per year, you are going to  need more than social security to keep up your lifestyle in retirement. This is why many financial advisors recommend saving enough to replace 80% or more of your pre-retirement income.

When it comes to retirement planning, most people think a one-size investment strategy fits all. Here are three reasons why retirement planning does—and should—work differently for different people. Read More

Tax Diversification: Less Taxes, More Retirement Income

Do you want to reduce your taxes and increase your savings and income for retirement? Of course you do!

One such method is tax diversification. You may not be familiar with what this entails, which is why we’re here. If you want to find out everything from what tax diversification is to different tax diversification strategies, keep reading below for everything you need to know. Read More

Should I Take My Social Security Early Because of COVID-19?

Should I Take My Social Security Early Because of COVID-19?

During these tumultuous times of COVID-19, many older workers are uncertain about their financial future. 

Due to rising unemployment, volatile markets, and just the overall fear of COVID, questions about Social Security have come up frequently. Older workers, at least 62 years old, are beginning to consider claiming their Social Security early. In this blog post, we’ll cover the best retirement age (based on your financial goals), whether or not your social security benefits should be accessed early, and what a normal retirement looks like.  Read More

New RMD Rules and COVID

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was passed and signed into law.

This massive piece of legislation was passed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation made significant changes that impact retirees, retirement income strategies, IRAs, income taxes, and qualified retirement plans like 401(k)s, 403(b)s, etc.

One major impact it made was in reference to Required Minimum Distributions (RMD). Read More