Archive - April 2018

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7 Considerations for a Successful Retirement
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Social Security: Don’t Make These Three Mistakes
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Don’t be an April Fool…Plan for Retirement
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Mid-year estimated payments checkup

7 Considerations for a Successful Retirement

When planning for retirement, thinking ahead can spell the difference between a successful retirement with enough money and a stressful one with difficult decisions that you don’t want to make. Here are 7 retirement considerations that every investor should think about:

1. Understanding Social Security

The goal of Social Security is not to get the most you can from the government in your lifetime. It is to optimize the amount you receive per month when you finally retire.

The earliest age you can start Social Security is 62. If you retire at 55 or 60, then you might want to …

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Social Security: Don’t Make These Three Mistakes

By Eve Kaplan, Certified Financial Planner ™

Social Security has been around for decades and it’s not about to disappear. Why? Social Security is not an “entitlement” (gift) – it’s a forced savings scheme that Americans pay into in their working years in order to secure a pension for life. Ideally, Social Security shouldn’t be your sole source of income in retirement but even comfortable retirees know Social Security is an important asset. Planning when and how to start Social Security benefits may seem deceptively easy but there are hundreds of options  – especially if you’re divorced or widowed. Most …

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Don’t be an April Fool…Plan for Retirement

If you have reached adulthood then you are already aware that plans go awry. Your plans for one day can be derailed so it goes without saying that your plans for retirement may not play out the way you think they will. Still, many of us remain a little too optimistic that we’ll be able to retire when and how we want.

In “3 April Fool’s Jokes for Your Retirement Plan,” TheStreet.com observes “There are many disparities between the expectations of a worker aged 50+ and the reality.” Rather than be a April fool, consider how you can …

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Mid-year estimated payments checkup

estimated payments checkup calculatorAs a retiree, you may have a bit more difficulty determining if your withheld tax throughout the year is going to be enough. This is especially true in 2018, with the new tax tables and rules associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. For this reason, you may want to do a mid-year estimated payments checkup, to help ensure you’re having enough (but not too much) tax withheld.

If you’re not retired or are retired and still working part-time, you may want to check out the Mid-year withholding checkup article to help make sure you have enough

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