After decades of planning and putting money away, you may think it would be easy for most people to shift from a savings mindset to a spending mindset. Yet income drawdown is one of the most often overlooked aspects of retirement planning. Mapping out a strategy as part of your retirement planning is crucial. Structuring the wrong way could take a significant bite out of your retirement savings.
This year has been an especially tough one for seniors on fixed incomes. To stay on track, try these financial survival tips.
Why is this year different from all other years for seniors? Inflation. The latest numbers show a whopping inflation rate that’s the highest since 1982. This means that everything you buy will be more expensive. You see this impact at the gas pump, the grocery store, the doctor and, frankly, all over. The issue is that you don’t have a choice not to buy certain things.
Whether the day you stop working is a decade away or around the corner, these to-do items will help you retire on your own terms.
Every year, Americans set lofty goals for themselves, and every year they come up short, real short. A full 81% of people bail on their New Year’s resolutions before January ends. Managing money better is often one of those resolutions. People want to improve their finances and setting resolutions can you a game plan for how to do better. Your resolution should be specific, measurable and achievable.
Let’s break that trend for you and not call them resolutions (as we know what happens to those), but tasks or to do’s to set you up for financial success!
Ten tasks/to-do’s to start the year off right and head towards financial success:
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It’s too bad, but financial advisers see these four mistakes all the time. Don’t fall into the same traps. Despite the chatter you’ve probably overheard through the years — at work, family gatherings or neighborhood barbecues — few people actually know as much about retirement planning as they think they do.
Figuring out how much income you need during retirement and formulating a retirement income plan is the most important aspect of financial planning. Don’t believe me? Well, the theory is advanced by Robert C. Merton, recipient of the 1997 Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
That fearful question is what holds many people back from taking the plunge, but a little fact-finding & proper planning could give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
Here’s how that happens, and a couple of ways to help avoid it.
Today’s retirees could face a perfect storm because they are living longer and spending more time in retirement, while at the same time losing access to traditional pension plans. This means they may have to use different financial planning strategies than retirees of the past.
Claiming Social Security benefits at the right time means more money in your pocket. Here's a guide to help understand and maximize your benefits more.
Last year, the passage of the CARES Act waived required minimum distributions (RMDs) for everyone. However, that waiver has ended, and now, if you’re of RMD age, you must ensure that you take your RMD this year and in subsequent years.
For most people, retirement seems like a faraway dream, something that will happen “one day.”
You’ve got to think these things through and make sure all your bases are covered before you can finally call it quits and retire.
The answer to this question comes down to whether a stimulus check increases "provisional income."
There are important milestone ages to note before and throughout retirement. Mark these birthdays on your calendar to boost your retirement income and avoid unnecessary penalties.
After decades of planning and putting money away, you may think it would be easy for most people to shift from a savings mindset to a spending mindset. Yet one often overlooked aspect of retirement planning is income draw down.