Why Dismissing Social Security in Your Retirement Plan Is a Mistake
When the subject of Social Security comes up during retirement planning conversations, both younger and older investors often greet it with a healthy dose of cynicism. Such discussions tend to in... Read more
Planning a Successful and Meaningful Life in Retirement
While about 10,000 Americans retire daily, most people seem to spend less time planning for retirement than they do for vacation. According to a 2016 survey by GoBankingRates, the result is that... Read more
What Does It Mean To Have Enough? It’s Up To You.
By Tim Maurer
How much is enough? It’s a broad question, yet it’s easy to find specific guidance on the amount of money you need to achieve a fulfilling retirement. Tim Maurer says instead of chasing an arbitr... Read more
Why (Prudent) Spending Rates Matter More Than Savings Rates
The media provides no shortage of articles giving recommendations of how much households should save to afford retirement, from rules of thumb like “save 10% to 15% of your annual income” to more... Read more
7 Retirement Planning Challenges That Focus on Your Life
A version of this blog is featured in the fall issue of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. While one of the most obvious challenges in retirement is not running out of money, there are... Read more
The Hierarchy of Tax-Preferenced Savings Vehicles for High-Income Earners
The Federal government has long incentivized saving for retirement and other financial goals by offering some combination of three types of tax preferences: tax deductibility (on contributions),... Read more
Retirement Planning: Keep the Focus on These 5 Themes
Retirement is top of mind for your clients but are they thinking about the right areas that will direct their journey? Most dictionary definitions of retirement focus on withdrawing, retreating,... Read more
Before and After the Death of a Spouse — What Can Advisors Do to Help?
When someone close to you dies, it can be hard to fathom anything beyond the anguished devastation — as grief is an incredibly demanding partner. In particular, the death of a spouse brings about... Read more
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