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Retirement Planning

Retirement Savings Tips: From Your 20s to Your 60s

Financial planning is a lifelong endeavor, but people often seek out investment advice that doesn’t fit their current stage in life. When it comes to saving for retirement, most Americans invest and manage those savings for six decades or longer. It’s important to consider how your resources and risk tolerance change as you move though…

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There’s More to Retirement than Just Numbers

Have you considered the emotional aspects of retirement and how to plan wisely? In today’s world, people are working well past the age of 65 before retiring. Some people who are in good health may not be ready to retire just yet because they like what they do, want to keep busy, or need the…

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How the Right Advice Can Boost Financial Confidence

What value does a financial advisor actually provide? This may surprise you, but the value of a quality financial advisor goes far beyond portfolio advice. It’s about guiding clients to develop sophisticated financial behaviors. With robo-advisors and consistent market volatility in the headlines, it’s important to realize the comprehensive advantages of working with a personal…

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Changes in Tax Code Necessitate Reevaluation of Retirement Plans

As a member of the exclusive Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor Group SM, our founder Calvin Goetz recently completed Ed Slott’s 2-day training on changes in the tax code and how they may impact retirement planning. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 included well-known changes such as reduced…

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4 Reasons Your Retirement Plan Might Fall Short

Ever find yourself daydreaming about retirement? Whether your dream retirement entails traveling the world, dedicating time to beloved hobbies, or helping your children and grandchildren, saving enough for retirement is critical to enjoying all of these endeavors. Everyone deserves the best retirement possible, but numerous planning mistakes can cause retirement plans to fall short. According…

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Financial Complexities of a Longer Life

Americans are living longer. That’s the good news. The bad news is that most people aren’t financially prepared. Many Baby Boomers will be in retirement for over 20 years and unfortunately, many aren’t saving and investing with a longer life expectancy in mind. There are serious consequences to financial planning around the wrong life expectancy.…

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8 Key Life Events that Require Financial Guidance

Almost everyone stresses over the daily obligations of financial planning, but many also neglect the significant life stages that require special attention and strategies. Here are eight key life events that could benefit from professional financial guidance. 1. Graduating from College College graduation marks the first major transition into adulthood. The progression from school to…

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What the New Tax Law Means for Your IRA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made sweeping changes to the tax laws. How will these changes affect your IRA? Ed Slott breaks down five things you need to know about how the new tax law will impact your IRA. Read the full article here: https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/tax-reform-and-your-ira-%E2%80%93-5-things-you-need-know   (Note: Calvin Goetz is a member of Ed Slott’s…

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4 Financial Resolutions to Kick-Off 2018

You’ll Thank Yourself a Year from Now! With New Year’s right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make resolutions before the calendar flips to January 1st. The 7th Annual New Year’s Resolution Survey found that many resolutions made last year were focused on faith, family, and personal wellness. Unfortunately, financial stability trailed far…

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5 Key Year-End Retirement Account Deadlines To Consider

With the busy holiday season approaching, don’t let these important year-end retirement account deadlines get past you. Missing these deadlines can be costly – possibly resulting in stiff penalties or the loss of valuable tax breaks. Here are five key year-end retirement account deadlines to consider: 1. Take the 2017 Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from…

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