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IRS raises contribution limits for many retirement plans

November 17, 2014 A little inflation means a little adjustment. As the Consumer Price Index is up 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, the federal government is giving Social Security benefits a 1. more »»

Financial reminders for the fall

November 3, 2014 As every calendar year ends, the window slowly closes on a set of financial opportunities. Here are several you might want to explore before 2015 arrives. Don’t forget that IRA RM. more »»

Should you buy the dips?

October 27, 2014 When stocks retreat, should you pick up some shares? If you like to buy and hold, it may turn out to be a great move. more »»

Four words you should not believe

October 20, 2014 “This time is different.” Beware those four little words. They are perhaps the most dangerous words an investor can believe in. more »»

Will IRA charitable rollovers be permanent?

October 13, 2014 A great idea is hard to dismiss. Congress failed to extend the IRA charitable rollover provision into 2014. more »»

Understanding risk tolerance

October 6, 2014 How’s your ability to withstand short-term losses? This is the question at the core of any discussion of risk tolerance. more »»

That first RMD from your IRA

September 29, 2014 When you reach age 70½, the IRS instructs you to start making withdrawals from your Traditional IRA(s). These IRA withdrawals are also called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs. more »»

Gauging financial well-being

September 22, 2014 How well off do you think you are financially? If your career or life takes an unexpected turn, would your finances hold up? What do you think will become of the money you’ve made and saved when you... more »»

Debunking a few popular retirement, money myths

September 15, 2014 Generalizations about money and retirement linger. Some have been around for decades, and some new cliches have recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few. more »»

How can LTC insurance help?

September 8, 2014 How will you pay for long term care? The sad fact is that most people don’t know the answer to that question. But a solution is availabl. more »»

Uneven Playing Field

September 6, 2014 DAVIS — While most in the winter recreation industry say the state fosters a friendly business atmosphere, officials with one local resort say they get the cold shoulder. more »»

Adjusting to Retirement

September 2, 2014 If you have saved and invested consistently for retirement, you may find yourself ready to leave work on your terms — with abundant free time, new opportunities, and wonderful adventures ahead of... more »»

Taking taxes into account

August 25, 2014 How many of us save and invest with an eye on tax implications? Not that many of us, according to a recent survey from Russell Investments (the global asset manager overseeing the Russell 2000). more »»

Beneficiaries need to have knowledge

August 18, 2014 If your loved ones have invested, saved or insured themselves to any degree, you may be named as a beneficiary to one or more of their accounts, policies or assets in the event of their deaths. more »»

Playing the retirement mindgame

August 11, 2014 What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? An outstanding one? A depressing one? What if it all starts with your outlook? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your... more »»

Retire at age 65 ... or not?

August 4, 2014 Isn’t 65 the traditional retirement age? Perhaps, but baby boomers are modifying the definition of a traditional retirement (if not redefining it altogether). more »»

Couples retiring on the same page

July 28, 2014 What does a good retirement look like to you? Does it resemble the retirement that your spouse or partner has in mind? It is at least roughly similar? The Social Security Commission currently... more »»

Do investments match your risk tolerance?

July 21, 2014 When turbulence hits Wall Street, are you stressed out? If you have taken on too much risk in your portfolio — which can happen through intention or inattention — stock market volatility may make yo... more »»

When a windfall comes your way

July 7, 2014 A first-world problem, and nothing more? Not quite. Getting rich quick can be liberating, but it can also be frustrating. more »»

The economy heads for normal

June 30, 2014 Provided by Rebecca Schoonover The stock market may be up and down this year, but America’s economic recovery seems to be proceeding at a decent pace. more »»

 
 
 

 

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