Jun
14

5 Steps to Reducing Healthcare Costs in Retirement

posted on June 14th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Healthcare costs will be the biggest expense for most retirees. It’s not a pleasant prospect, but it is a reality. A 65-year-old couple that left the workforce in 2017 will spend an average of $275,000 to cover medical expenses through retirement, according to the latest retiree healthcare cost estimate provided by Fidelity Benefits Consulting. That’s […]

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May
09

Is Now the Time to Convert your IRA into a Roth?

posted on May 9th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

There are many different ways you can shelter your savings from taxes. It is a powerful incentive for us to save for retirement. Options give us choices, but choices can confuse as options proliferate. In the name of simplicity, we’ll avoid what is sometimes called the “alphabet soup” of retirement accounts. Instead, let’s spend a […]

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May
07

A Sea of Tranquility — Not!

posted on May 7th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks. When the year ended, the largest peak-to-trough decline for the S&P 500 Index was just under 3%. It was a year that lacked turbulence and rewarded diversified investors. Since the beginning of February, volatility has returned. It’s a reminder that periods of relative tranquility don’t last […]

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Apr
18

Busting the 5 Biggest Retirement Myths

posted on April 18th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Urban legends, urban myths, and fake news. Whatever you call it, in our age of information, claims of spurious repute can go viral in minutes. Anyone with a computer can start a blog and offer up opinions on just about any subject, whether he or she is an authority or not. Sources? Who needs sources? […]

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Jan
30

Don’t Tax Me

posted on January 30th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Don't Tax Me: January 2018 Market Commentary

“Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree,” quipped Senator Russell Long, who chaired the powerful Senate Finance Committee from 1966 to 1981. Tax Reform is Here This past year, Halloween was barely over when House Republicans introduced their version of tax reform. Few observers thought such a massive undertaking could be signed […]

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Jan
11

Looking Back and Leaping Ahead

posted on January 11th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Market Commentary

The End of the Financial Year As we head into the final lap of 2017, it’s been a banner year for stocks not just in the U.S., but around the world. Investors have been focused on the upbeat fundamentals — corporate profit growth sparked by economic gains at home and abroad. The U.S. economy grew […]

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Dec
10

Avoiding 8 Big Mistakes in Retirement

Tens of millions of Americans are looking forward to the day they retire. Others enjoy their profession and can’t imagine a life without work. Yet, even those folks recognize that one day they won’t wake up on a Monday and head into the office. In either case, a common goal is present — a comfortable […]

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Oct
25

5 Retirement Questions You Should Ask Yourself

posted on October 25th 2017 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

One topic that comes up often in conversations with our clients is retirement planning. While goals and dreams may differ, there is one common theme — financial security. More specifically, many ask the question, How much monthly income will I have during retirement? Situations will vary from person to person. That is why we never […]

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