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The Unexpected Can Occur At Any Age

By Bill Aldrich | July 29, 2019 |

This topic is not comfortable for everyone to talk about but planning now can make a world of difference later.   More than a third of long-term care residents are younger than 65 years of age. This statistic reminds us that we should prepare for the future, and the earlier you start preparing, the better. …

Baby Boomers Bomb This Question

By Bill Aldrich | July 22, 2019 |

With all of the day-to-day demands on your finances, sometimes it is difficult to have a strong grasp on what your overall financial picture really looks like. While many people may be very in tune with one segment of their financial life, you may be inadvertently neglecting other parts. One often-overlooked financial aspect is retirement…

Avoid New Retirement Over Spending 

By Bill Aldrich | July 14, 2019 |

You’ve put your time in and the day you’ve been waiting for has finally come. It’s time to retire! You’re done working 40+ hours a week and ready to enjoy the money you’ve been saving for years. Slow down for a minute, though. It can be tempting after working for so many years to start…

Think Before You Build Your Retirement Dream Home

By Bill Aldrich | July 8, 2019 |

Building your dream home for retirement is not an uncommon goal many Americans have. However, just because it’s a common dream doesn’t mean it’s an appropriate dream for a large portion of the population. Sure, you may have several hundred thousand or a couple million in your retirement accounts. You’ll still want to think before…

Your 2019 IRA Guide

By Bill Aldrich | June 29, 2019 |

When it comes to retirement savings, one of the best options available to those who don’t have a workplace retirement plan is an IRA. These savings vehicles allow for future retirees to save up to $6,000 per year in a tax-advantaged manner as of 2019. Those who have reached age 50 can add another $1,000…

Is Your Pension at Risk?

By Bill Aldrich | June 23, 2019 |

Everyone faces the concept of retirement at some point. The closer an individual gets to retirement age, the more concerned he may become about his ability to live comfortably after retirement. It may also make him wonder whether his retirement benefits will be available when he is ready to collect. The Future of Pensions Those…

Take a Summer vacation… for your mental health!

By Bill Aldrich | June 23, 2019 |

The Forty-hour work week paired with a busy schedule tends to be a recipe for stress and burn out. While practicing daily self-care in small increments is an important piece to preventing burn out, periodically taking a prolonged break from our responsibilities and stressors is equally as important. According to Dr. Krauss of Psychology Today,…

Probate & Your Retirement Accounts 

By Bill Aldrich | June 17, 2019 |

Planning for retirement allows for many considerations and avoiding Probate is one of them.  The good news is if you own a retirement account and have named beneficiaries, the account does not have to go through the probate process in most cases. Avoiding probate should be one of the goals of proper estate and retirement…

Bill on Big Changes to U.S. Retirement System Moves to Senate

By Bill Aldrich | June 2, 2019 |

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) recently passed in the House of Representatives by a margin of 417-3 last Thursday. The bill is slated to be successfully ratified into law by the U.S. Senate later in the year in a rare moment of bipartisanship. The SECURE Act marks the most…

Top 10 Important Ages for Retirement Planning

By Bill Aldrich | May 26, 2019 |

It is never too early to begin thinking about retirement. Even if that season of life is decades away for you, the financial decisions that you make now can have a significant impact on your quality of life later down the road. As you begin planning for your future, it is important to have a…

UPDATE: 2019 – 401(k) and IRA Limits

By Bill Aldrich | May 19, 2019 |

Although we assume many of our readers know what a 401(k) and an IRA are, let’s cover these quickly. What is a 401(k)? 401(k) retirement, savings, and investment accounts are places to store money in which your contributions are typically matched – a portion of those earnings, usually not all of them in dollar-for-dollar fashion…

Preparing For Incapacity & Long Term Care

By Bill Aldrich | May 14, 2019 |

  Individuals working for years and planning for retirement ultimately lead to be dynamic go-getters who don’t want to think about the limitations and possible incapacitations of old age. However, with smart planning in your 50’s and 60’s, you can protect your heirs from financial risk and even protect a business from a crippling lack…