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New Ways to Ensure Steady Income During Retirement

Money management firms are searching for new answers to an old question How can retirees draw a steady “paycheck” from their nest eggs? See Also SLIDE SHOW 6 Savvy Moves to Stretch Your Retirement SavingsThe firms are launching new Source
Posted On 01 Oct 2015

The Average Worker Misses Out on $1,336 in Free Money Each Year

By Caroline Banton Although many Americans fear outliving retirement savings , many more are failing to hit 401k contribution limits and get full employer matches. Every year, the typical U.S. worker misses out on an average of $1,336 in missed employer contributions. Find out...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015

Social Security Tip: Claiming Benefits After a Death

Am I eligible for my husband’s Social Security benefits if he dies after he starts to receive them? You’ll be eligible for a survivor benefit based on his earnings whether or not he has started to receive Social Security Source
Posted On 01 Oct 2015

How to Start Your Debt-Free Retirement Plan Today

By Vince Gauci As a financial advisor  for more than 30 years, I’ve met a lot of people from all income levels. And one thing holds true, no matter how much or little you own: everyone cares deeply about what’s theirs. A person’s $40,000 nest egg is just as important to them as...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015

Which Accounts to Tap First?

When you withdraw money from your investment accounts, the big question is in what order?  From taxable accounts first?  Tax deferred?  The answer makes a difference. When you leave the workforce and rely on your savings for income, you Source
Posted On 27 Sep 2015

10 Best Stock Market Strategies for Baby Boomers

By Michael McDonald The baby boomer generation is starting to retire, and with that comes a new set of challenges. Investing can be scary at any age, but that becomes particularly true as people grow older. The fact that stocks have returned an average of about 11 percent over...
Posted On 25 Sep 2015

Getting Good Financial Advice? 8 Ways to Be Sure

By Gary Brand NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Over the past year, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend among potential clients. People are coming to me with concerns about financial products they own that they do not understand. Worse, these products are not giving them the results they...
Posted On 25 Sep 2015

Why Social Security Should Not be Your Retirement Plan

By Michael McDonald Social Security provides only modest benefits. Yet for 65 percent of beneficiaries, the federal payouts make up the majority of their cash income. For another 36 percent of recipients, Social Security provides 90 percent of their income. And for 24 percent of...
Posted On 25 Sep 2015

The Basic Rules of Calculating, Withdrawing RMDs From Retirement Plans

I know you have to calculate your required minimum distribution from each traditional IRA separately and that you can take the money from any of your IRAs. But can you take the money from your spouse’s accounts? Are the Source
Posted On 24 Sep 2015

How to Inherit Wisely

Inheriting $1 million may sound like a blessing. But most people experience confusion, anger, sadness or some combination of the three, according to the Financial Planning Assoc. If you are a beneficiary grieving the loss of a loved one, Source
Posted On 24 Sep 2015