Determining what age to begin claiming your Social Security benefit can be a big decision. Do you claim early at age 62? Take it at your full retirement age? Or delay until age 70? There are a wide variety of factors that can go into your final decision, and you should always consult with a …Continue Reading!
Health care costs in retirement aren’t going anywhere. Naturally, as our bodies get older, it costs more to keep them running. And with U.S. health care spending expected to rise at a rate 1.1% faster than the annual GDP, this cost will come home to our pockets. Statistics like this m …Continue Reading!
Your plan shouldn’t look the same when you’re 55 as it did when you were 35, and part of that is because you have ever-changing goals. So how do you know when it’s time to adjust your financial plan? Use this checklist to evaluate your goals and decide when it’s time to contact …Continue Reading!
Over the last year, we experienced an economic recovery from an ongoing global pandemic, new and pending legislation that affected taxes and retirement planning, and more. So as you prepare to file your 2021 taxes, don’t just pack a folder with receipts and important documents. Consid …Continue Reading!
Philanthropist and oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller famously said: “Think of giving not only as a duty, but a privilege.” If you are of the same charitable mindset as John Rockefeller, you might consider a donor-advised fund (DAF). A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a tool to which you make an irr …Continue Reading!
IRMAA, or the income-related monthly adjustment amount, is an extra amount you have to (or will have to) pay on top of your Medicare Part B and Part D premiums based on your income. Now that you know what IRMAA is, it’s never too early to start thinking about when you’ll eventually have to …Continue Reading!
Did you know you can utilize a health savings account (HSA) to invest for your future? HSAs have many tax benefits, including tad-deductible contributions and tax-deferred growth. But is one right for you? This worksheet will help you determine if you qualify, as well as identify common mis …Continue Reading!