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Why a Roth IRA Is a No-Brainer for Retirement Savers

Looking for a surefire wealth builder Open a Roth IRA You fund this retirement account with after tax dollars so the pain is up front The payoff All withdrawals are tax free if you re at least 59 and have held the account for at least five years You can always withdraw your Source
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

Retirees, Maximize Your Income From Dividends

Dividend investing is supposed to be a bit like watching grass grow steady progress few surprises But lately investors holding dividend paying stocks have suffered some jarring setbacks Dividend investing is supposed to be a bit like watching grass grow steady progress few...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

47% Of Baby Boomers And Gen Xers Think Ideal Retirement Is Reachable — Heres Why

Is your ideal retirement possible Not your dream retirement 160 that might be something which only a Silicon Valley billionaire can afford But what about your ideal realistic retirement Lots of people think so Maybe you can join their ranks Nearly half 160 47 160 of Source
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

Starting Out With a Self Directed Investment Account

Yesterday I received a call from an old friend seeking advice. He had recently done an analysis of his brokerage account statement and realized that he was paying thousands of dollars in fees each year. That, he said, represented a big chunk over 10 years or so that wouldn’t be...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

Can You Save Too Much in Your 401(k)?

When people meet a doctor at a party they ask about a pain or a rash When people meet a doctor at a party they ask about a pain or a rash SEE ALSO Everything You Need to Know About RMDs SEE ALSO Everything You Need to Know About RMDs When they meet a financial professional they...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

The Pains and Gains of Retirement Planning

By  James Brewer, CFP®, CRPC®, AIF® Do you dream of retiring one day to a brighter future? Have you thought much about the journey, its uncertainties, twists and turns? I call that the pain. You probably need to invest in the markets to get a return that at least keeps up the...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

How Boomers Are Losing $11,011 a Year to Their Millennial Children

As a parent, it’s your job to support your children on the path to adulthood. But plenty of parents continue to support their children financially once they’re adults with kids of their own. That’s the finding of a new 2,000-person survey by TD Ameritrade. On...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

A Trust Can Protect Your Adult Childs Assets from a Failed Marriage

A large number of my clients today want a trust built into their wills But the No 1 reason may surprise you A large number of my clients today want a trust built into their wills But the No 1 reason may surprise you SEE ALSO Boomers Going Out With a Bang A Historic Transfer of...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

What You Should Know About Making 403(b) Catch-Up Contributions

TAKE OUR QUIZ Are You Saving Enough for Retirement TAKE OUR QUIZ Are You Saving Enough for Retirement ANSWER You re correct there are two kinds of catch up contributions for 403 b s the tax deferred retirement savings plans available to teachers and employees of Source
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

Fiduciary Rule in Limbo, But Investors Are Still Winning

Among the flurry of directives flying out from the Trump administration in the first few weeks of his presidency was an order to delay the implementation of the Department of Labor s fiduciary rule The rule which took nearly six years to materialize was once again cast into...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017