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11 Things You Should Never Do With Your 401k

A 401k plan through your employer is a great way to save for  retirement because of the tax advantages offered. Plus, you make contributions through payroll contributions, so you can automate your savings and the contribution limits are significantly higher than for individual...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

FAANG Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold

Even if you haven t heard of the acronym you ve surely heard plenty about FAANG companies Facebook Amazon Apple Netflix and Alphabet represented by a g because it was formerly Google have become darlings of the market in recent years thanks to the companies seemingly Source
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

Retirees, Break Free From Low Yields

Jim Stringer feels hamstrung by the bond market Just a year or so away from retirement the 59 year old utility system operator has been shifting more of his assets into low yielding bonds He already has two years worth of living expenses stashed in ultrasafe money market funds...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

Baby Boomers are Rewriting Retirement History

If I say the word retirement what comes to mind Sunsets Golfing Cruises If I say the word retirement what comes to mind Sunsets Golfing Cruises SEE ALSO 5 Big Retirement Money Mistakes to Avoid SEE ALSO 5 Big Retirement Money Mistakes to Avoid Most of the people I work with don Source
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

Great Places to Retire If You Hate the Cold

Do you dream of retiring your days of freezing winters after exiting the full time work world The following retirement destinations offer warm climates that even in January the coldest month for much the U S rarely see temperatures drop below freezing In July the average Source
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

Surprising Places to Retire If You Hate the Cold

Want to retire where it s warm Join the club Florida and Arizona are popular and obvious destinations But if you prefer the less obvious here are three great places to consider Want to retire where it s warm Join the club Florida and Arizona are popular and obvious destinations...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018

The Impossible Reality of Long-Term Care Planning

As a financial planner I have learned that finding a simple way to plan for long term care expenses is about as simple as talking Donald Trump out of tweeting Ignoring the issue is a non starter According to the U S Department of Health and Human Services 70 of those age 65 and...
Posted On 04 Jan 2018

A Better Alternative to New Years Resolutions

It s that time again when we look back over the last 12 months and make plans for the coming year This is the year I ll lose those 10 extra pounds plus the 5 I put on over the holidays you may think or 2018 is gonna be the year I finally pay off my credit cards and ramp up my Source
Posted On 04 Jan 2018

3 Best States for Taxes on Retirees

We analyzed tax policies in all 50 states to find the most tax friendly states for retirees The best places to retire exempt Social Security from state taxes and most exempt at least a portion of other retirement income Most also have relatively low property taxes Here are the...
Posted On 04 Jan 2018

How Much You Should Have in Your Retirement Fund at Every Age

If you’re counting on  Social Security  to fund your retirement, you might want to think again. In a recent interview with Politico, Sen. Marco Rubio said the GOP is considering major structural changes to Social Security and Medicare to reduce the deficit. With less help...
Posted On 04 Jan 2018