Planning matters

Income Taxes and Retirement

Retirement brings many changes. However, many retirees are still required to file income tax returns and pay income taxes. More than one person has asked me when they can stop filing. It seems to be a fairly common myth that after a certain age, filing taxes is no longer required.

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Happy Birthday? Retirement Decisions at 55+

If you will be hitting a “milestone” birthday soon, you’ll have some decisions to make (in addition to what you should plan to wish for when you blow out the candles). Some of these choices can’t be changed later. Rather than waiting to evaluate your alternatives at the time you need to choose, it’s smart to start thinking about them now.

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Imagine If This Were You. . . .

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of guiding clients through all kinds of financial situations, both pleasant and difficult. No matter the course, our aim is to provide clients with thoughtful solutions that will help them move toward their ultimate goals.

We created this hypothetical case study to highlight a common financial challenge individuals and families may encounter, and to show various ways we would address the issues.

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Company Retirement Plans Need a Makeover

As company pensions become less common, today’s workers are becoming heavily responsible for attaining retirement security through their own savings. That’s no small task.

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The Benefits of Saving Early

People often ask me what the number one mistake is when it comes to investing and saving for retirement. Is it high fees and expenses? Is it lack of diversification? Is it selling at the wrong time? My answer is always the same: it’s procrastination.

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