Author - Vid Ponnapalli, MS, CFP®, MPAS®,CRPC®

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All You Need To Know About 401(K) When Switching Jobs
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7 Considerations for a Successful Retirement
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7 Ways to begin the New Year on a strong Financial Footing
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4 Ways to Save on Taxes When You Fund Higher Education
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All You Need to Know About Saving for Emergencies

All You Need To Know About 401(K) When Switching Jobs

Land a great new job? Awesome. Now is the perfect time to think about your 401(k) and retirement plan, whether you had one before or not. Saving for retirement is important at all ages, so don’t let this opportunity fall to the bottom of your list.

Here are few tips to consider when starting a new job and a new 401(k).

1. Make more contributions if you have a bigger paycheck. When you get a raise, it is a good idea to increase the amount you contribute to your 401(k). You didn’t have this money in your pocket, so you

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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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7 Ways to begin the New Year on a strong Financial Footing

Welcome to the New Year, 2018! There is no better time than now to reflect on how you have been managing your finances, and perhaps begin the New Year with a commitment to do a deep-dive financial analysis.

Do You agree? If you do, here are seven ways to get you on a firm financial footing. Let’s discuss.

1. Organize Your Finances

I recently met a couple who are in their late forties. Each had a 401(K) account with his or her current employer. Husband had three traditional IRA accounts and one ROTH IRA account. Wife had two traditional IRA …

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4 Ways to Save on Taxes When You Fund Higher Education

It is tax time – whether we like it or not! And you could save significant tax dollars if you recently funded your kids’ college education or your own. Here is what you need to know.

Your children are in college. You are determined to pay for their education. It is a lot of money! You wonder if Uncle Sam helps you here – I mean, in the form of tax incentives. Well, in fact, he does.

Thanks to the current laws, yes you could save on taxes when you pay for higher education. While the finest details are in …

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All You Need to Know About Saving for Emergencies

At the end of 2015, a Bankrate.com survey showed that only 37% of respondents would be able to pay for an unexpected expense with their savings. According to a CNBC article, that equates to about 66 million Americans with no emergency savings. These numbers are indeed very troubling!

Where do you stand in this equation? Are you part of the minority who have enough saved up? If you are, well done! Or are you part of the 66 million Americans who do not have the savings? If you are part of the majority, here are some things for you …

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