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The Cost of Tapping Your Retirement Accounts Early

By  Eric C. Jansen, ChFC® When money is tight and times are tough, it can be difficult for retirement savers to ignore the money they’ve stashed in a  401(k) ,  IRA  or other retirement savings account. Still, while it may make sense in some situations to tap into those accounts...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

3 Unexpected Financial Planning Lessons From My Dog

What does a dog have to do with financial planning As a proud dog owner I can confirm that animals are often far more effective teachers than books classes and neighbors combined Their lessons include the importance of choosing wisely being patient and understanding that we all...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Is Your Retirement Plan as Well Thought Out as Your Vacation?

After working hard all of our lives the goal for most of us is to have the freedom to go explore and complete the bucket list that we have always dreamed of The problem is most people plan their vacations better than they plan their retirements After working hard all of our lives...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

The One Social Security Mistake You Can Easily Avoid

Social Security (Shutterstock photo) Checking your  Social Security  statement each year is crucial to catching both criminal activity and innocent errors that can undermine your retirement. But to scan your record, you might have to do a little more work than in the past. To...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Marriage and Roth IRA Contributions

Roth IRA ANSWER No If you re married as of December 31 you re considered to be married for the full year for tax purposes no matter what the wedding date That means you ll file your taxes as married either jointly or separately for 2017 You ll also be subject to the joint income Source
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Create a Contract for Family Care

When the caregiver whom Amy Goyer of Phoenix hired for her 93 year old father seemed particularly tired recently Goyer realized she had been so busy she wasn t aware her employee needed a vacation When the caregiver whom Amy Goyer of Phoenix hired for her 93 year old father...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

How to Retire Happy

Author Stan Hinden Publisher McGraw Hill Professional Publishing 288 pages This exceptionally well written primer from the former retirement writer for the Washington Post is in its fourth edition Hinden completed the first edition when he was 63 years old Source
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Should You Put Your Countdown to Retirement on Hold?

Few milestones in life are as eagerly anticipated as retirement You may already even be preparing for the magical age of 62 the earliest age you can draw Social Security The thought of working an extra four years to the full retirement age of 66 might not be a sacrifice you re...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

9 Under-the-Radar Retirement Stocks to Buy

InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips Most of the time the top retirement stocks to buy are pretty clear familiar names like AT amp T Inc NYSE T and Johnson amp Johnson NYSE JNJ aren t going anywhere Although they may never drive Source
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Monday Apple Rumors: iPhone 8 Event May Take Place on Sept. 12

InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips Leading the Apple Inc NASDAQ AAPL rumor mill today is news of a possible date for a September event Today we ll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Source
Posted On 30 Aug 2017