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5 Challenges Your Kids Will Face With Your Estate

Many parents fail to get their financial affairs in order neglecting to take care of such things as wills living wills and powers of attorney But even those who think they ve covered all of their bases often leave one of the most important tasks undone They fail to talk to their Source
Posted On 05 Apr 2018

Have You Outgrown Your Financial Professional?

I meet a lot of people who say they really value the advice they ve gotten over the years from their financial professional I meet a lot of people who say they really value the advice they ve gotten over the years from their financial professional SEE ALSO Pay for Only as Much...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018

Strategies for Fixed-Income Investors

By Vern Sumnicht, CFP® If you are living on a fixed income, it can be challenging to invest money safely while also getting a reasonable return on your investment.  Money market funds  and  certificates of deposit  (CDs) are barely keeping up with inflation and longer-term bonds...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018

See How One Couple Retired by 35 and Traded in Work for Full-Time Travel

Shutterstock photo Who doesn’t daydream of retiring early? The Adcock family turned that fantasy into a reality before they turned 40. Keep reading to see how they managed to  retire so early . Trading in Tech for R and R “The best part about being retired is about being able to...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018

How to Balance Retirement and College Savings

By Peter Lang, AIF® The question of whether to save for retirement or your children’s education is complicted by many factors. There is no straightforward answer. Having Children Later in Life Today, people are also having children later in life, so the gap between college for...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018

Social Security 101: How to File for Benefits

While there is an awful lot of debate on when you should file for Social Security benefits and exactly which claiming strategy you should use the actual process you follow to file is more straightforward but not without its own confusing issues While there is an awful lot of...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018

The Biggest Risk Retirees Face Right Now

Those planning to retire face many risks There is the risk their money will not earn enough to keep up with inflation and there is the risk of outliving one s money for example But perhaps the biggest risk retirees face now is more immediate Retiring in a bear market Those...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018

What Everybody Needs to Know About Investment Fees

I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal where a reporter went on an epic quest to discover exactly what fees she was paying within her employer 401 k plan Unfortunately the difficulties encountered and the time invested only led her back to where she started...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018

Helping Young Workers Open a Roth IRA

Question My 16 year old son earned some money helping out at a summer camp last year Is he eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA and is it too late to make a 2017 contribution What are some IRA administrators that let kids open a Roth with just a little money Question Source
Posted On 29 Mar 2018

3 Steps Toward Building a Retirement Income Plan

As a TV sports reporter would say Let s go to the videotape When the talking is done it s always good to look again at the results to find out who won the race and why As a TV sports reporter would say Let s go to the videotape When the talking is done it s always good to look...
Posted On 22 Mar 2018