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Which States Tax My Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Lots of retirees are surprised by the big bite that taxes can take out of a nest egg Depending on where you live the tax hit can be especially painful once you account for state and local sales taxes and property taxes Making matters worse some states even tax Social Security...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017

5 Things Fourth-Quarter Football Strategy Can Teach You About Retirement Planning

Football season is entering a critical stretch and the thrilling nature of the games is boosting the sport s popularity during this time of year Have you ever watched a game and thought that the fourth quarter always seems to matter the most As the game gets closer to the end the...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017

Investors, Save Big on Mutual Fund Fees

Mutual funds and exchange traded funds are getting cheaper than ever But if you don t keep an eye on the bargain racks it s easy to miss out on some big savings Mutual funds and exchange traded funds are getting cheaper than ever But if you don t keep an eye on the bargain racks...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017

Why You Should Delay Social Security Benefits

With more than 10 000 baby boomers crossing the retirement threshold each day I get my share of clients asking whether they should delay their Social Security benefits For many retirees that can be a 200 000 decision That s the amount that top earners can expect to receive in...
Posted On 06 Jan 2017

A New Year’s resolution you’ll actually keep

I don t know about you but I personally am not a fan of New Year s resolutions I find that I start off every year excited about my pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle promises like eating better exercising regularly and getting more sleep But then by March when that gym...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017

How to Estimate Your Social Security Benefit

How often should I be receiving a Social Security benefits statement in the mail and what information does it show Is this the best way to estimate how much I ll get from Social Security M D San FranciscoHow often should I be receiving a Social Security benefits statement in the...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017

Funding 40 Years of Retirement

Will you live to 100 Your odds of becoming a centenarian may be improving Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control reported that the population of Americans aged 100 or older rose 44 between 2000 and 2014 The Pew Research Center says that the world had more than four...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017

The Best Time to Retire in 2017

You’ve been dreaming of the day for decades, and now it’s almost here. Sometime in 2017, you plan to retire. But choosing the precise day to call it quits can be a tricky decision. Make the wrong move, and you could pay a heavy financial price. Fortunately, experts can help you...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Maximizing Social Security? Wait As Long As You Can, If You Can

Social Security benefits often can be considered small but to many they re an essential if not only part of retirement Which brings the question of how to maximize what little income comes your way every month once you ve reached your golden years 160 Should you wait as long Source
Posted On 03 Jan 2017

These Two 2016 Dow Losers Can Return 20% In 2017

The stock market has gotten a bit more volatile as 2017 draws nearer, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average further away from 20,000 — an important psychological benchmark only for those who think it should be. For others, “Dow 20K” is just another number....
Posted On 03 Jan 2017