Decades ago, the “typical” retiree left work for good between age 60-65 and typically passed away at about 70-75. Retirement lasted 10-12 years for many Americans. Now the picture has changed: some of us will spend 30, 40, perhaps even 50 years in retirement. (Imagine retiring at 55 and living to be 105 … it is possible.) We may live much longer than our parents, and if we do, we will need a lot more money.
You’ve probably been told at least a few times in your life that you should be putting money aside “for a rainy day”, but perhaps it hasn’t yet crossed your mind to begin planning, specifically, for your future retirement. If you think it’s too early, or if you feel you’re not yet ready, financially … think again.
Indexed universal life insurance has gained popularity with business owners, executives, retirees and families. Why? It allows you to build cash value with protection from downside risk.
Do you have an IRA or a 401(k)? You probably do. You may have both of these retirement savings accounts in your portfolio, or accounts that are similar.While IRAs and 401(k)s are commonplace, many IRA owners and 401(k) plan participants have a hard time answering a common question. They aren’t sure who they have named as the account beneficiary.
Are you concerned about the inheritance taxes your heirs may have to pay? Then you may want to consider creating a charitable lead trust.
Inattention may open the door to liability & severe penalties. Do your employees have a company retirement plan? If they do, then you have a fiduciary responsibility to them. Ignoring it to any degree could really cost you.
Are you taking full advantage of your company’s 401(k)? The 401(k) plan is one of the most widely-utilized wealth creation tools offered Americans.
Each October, the Internal Revenue Service announces changes to annual contribution limits for IRAs and workplace retirement plans. Are any of these limits rising for 2017? Will IRA contribution limits go up?
Sooner or later, people decide to start saving and investing for retirement. When that starting point arrives, taking that “first step” can seem like a big deal. Opening an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) amounts to an easy “first step” in retirement saving for many.