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Should I Sell or Rent My House When I Relocate for Retirement?
This decision isn’t easy, thanks to investment, tax and other considerations. Let’s explore the implications of each.
Long-Term Care Insurance Quandary: Keep Paying or Let It Go?
As long-term care insurance premiums go up, many policyholders are struggling with what to do. Accept higher premiums, reduce benefits, let the policy lapse or take a payout?
In Retirement, Many Crucial Questions Start With the Word ‘When’
For a secure retirement, make sure you know the answers to all of these “when” questions.
By Bradley Geddes, CFP® • Published
Why So Many Experts Consider Annuities a Win for Retirees
Rising interest rates, pressure on Social Security, unpredictable markets and longevity risks are making annuities ever more attractive as a part of retirement planning.
By Jerry Golden, Investment Adviser Representative • Published
What the Markets’ New Tailwinds Could Look Like in 2023
Historically, the markets bounce back nicely after sharp declines, so focusing on historically high-quality companies trading at today’s lower valuations could be a good recovery strategy.
By Don Calcagni, CFP® • Published
RMD Deadline Coming Soon for Some Seniors
The IRS is reminding some seniors and retirees of an important required minimum distribution (RMD) deadline that is just a couple of weeks away.
By Kelley R. Taylor • Published
Have a Retirement Bucket List? Don’t Hesitate to Dive In
Early in retirement is when you are most likely to have the three necessary elements going for you at the same time — money, health and time.
By Craig Kirsner, Investment Adviser Representative • Published
Biden Calls for Doubling of Capital Gains Tax Rate
President Biden wants to increase the capital gains tax rate and the Medicare tax rate to have wealthy people pay a “fairer” share of taxes.
By Kelley R. Taylor • Last updated
SECURE 2.0 Act’s Automatic Enrollment Provision: Pros and Cons
The new legislation requires employers to automatically enroll employees in retirement plans like 401(k)s. What are the benefits and drawbacks?
By Tony Drake, CFP®, Investment Advisor Representative • Published
Long-Term Care Insurance: To Buy or Not to Buy?
Long-Term Care Insurance Should you buy long-term care insurance or save up to self-insure? There are many trade-offs to consider. And, surprise: It doesn’t have to be one or the other.
By Roxanne Alexander, CFP®, CAIA, AIF®, ADPA® • Last updated
Leaving an Inheritance? Is It Better to Give to Kids Now or Later?
Retirees should secure themselves first, and if you’re all set there, then consider a few other things, such as the impact on the kids and tax issues.
By Evan T. Beach, CFP®, AWMA® • Published