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The unexpected resiliency of retirement assets.

Something unexpected has been the shared experience for our most recent generation of retirees The vast majority haven t been spending their retirement savings leaving nest eggs mostly untouched and living on ready sources of income instead However future retirees may be less...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

Personal Finance Columnist Kim Lankfords Best Money-Saving Lessons of 2017

The financial news has recently been dominated by the new tax law but so many of the columns based on questions from readers throughout the year are still relevant and timely Here are the nine most valuable personal finance lessons based on your questions in 2017 The financial...
Posted On 01 Jan 2018

5 Ways to Plan Ahead for Rising Health Care Costs

Woe to the Baby Boomers Woe to the Baby Boomers SEE ALSO Senior Inflation The Not So Silent Retirement Killer SEE ALSO Senior Inflation The Not So Silent Retirement Killer As they near and reach retirement many Boomers are growing increasingly worried that unexpected and rising...
Posted On 30 Dec 2017

A Year-End Checklist for Better Financial Health

By  Micah Porter, CFA, CFP® About 10 years ago, I put together a year-end checklist. I did so because I wanted to see how much financial progress we had made during the year and because I didn’t want to be blindsided by our annual tax bill on April 15th. In the years since, my...
Posted On 30 Dec 2017

How to Leverage a Backdoor Roth IRA

Roth IRAs are an increasingly popular retirement savings vehicle because they allow retirement savers to generate tax free income and are not subject to the required minimum distributions associated with a traditional IRA Yet despite the long term tax savings they offer less than...
Posted On 30 Dec 2017

5 Quick Steps to Improve Your Finances in 2018

Losing weight and improving one s finances are almost always at the top of most people s lists of New Year s resolutions It makes sense to look out for your physical and financial health so you can enjoy life to the fullest Following through on your resolutions is usually the...
Posted On 30 Dec 2017

A Personal Finance Year-End Checklist for 2017

By  Kevin Simpson As the year comes to a close and the holiday period is underway, the time you spend with loved ones, vacations or trips you are planning, shopping and entertainment options may be on your mind a lot. It is a time to relax and unwind. It’s also a time though to...
Posted On 30 Dec 2017

How to Know Its Time to Retire

My college roommate Molly recently invited me to a mini reunion to mark the 50th anniversary of our high school graduation Inevitably the conversation turned to retirement who was thinking about it who had done it how it was working out My college roommate Molly recently invited...
Posted On 30 Dec 2017

5 Hidden Risks to Your Retirement Security

When most people think about investing for retirement it s usually in terms of market returns because that s what the media wants us to think about When most people think about investing for retirement it s usually in terms of market returns because that s what the media wants us...
Posted On 28 Dec 2017

10 Simply Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement

InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips Low interest rates have created a challenge for investors looking for dividend stocks that will generate safe cash flows for their retirement Dividend stocks have become increasingly appealing because of their...
Posted On 28 Dec 2017