Planning matters

What’s the “Magic Number”?

Often people have an idea there is a “magic number” they need to save for retirement to be a reality. While savings goals are great, the ability to retire is much more closely tied to a different number: Monthly Expenses!

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Get Ready to Save More in 2019!

It’s never too early to start planning for new year resolutions. And, if you’re thinking ‘saving more’ is good one to put on the list, there’s good news! Starting in 2019, you’ll be able to put more into your retirement accounts. The Treasury Department recently announced inflation-adjusted contribution limits for 2019, and there are a…

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Pearls of Wisdom: Following your Passion into an Encore Career

Did you know that traditional retirement, the idea of taking an endless vacation starting in one’s fifties or sixties, is losing it’s appeal? As people enjoy longer, healthier lives we are seeing more interest in a new concept among our early-retiree clients – pursuing an Encore Career…

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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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