“Because calendars often become more cluttered between September and year-end, midsummer is a good time to take a closer look at your financial life,” advises the author of today’s article, who proceeds to outline a number of financial tasks that retirees may want to tackle now rather than later. First up on this to-do list? Making a preliminary assessment of whether you’ll itemize deductions or take the standard deduction – and why it may be best to think multiyear when making this determination. For more, CLICK HERE.
“The riskiest day in your entire financial life is the day you retire,” declares one investment manager cited in today’s article, which examines the critical conundrum that retirees face today: “How to invest in retirement with enough risk to maintain your purchasing power for 30-plus years while not taking so much risk that you leave your underbelly exposed.” So what are some strategies for doing so – including one strategy that involves maintaining a specific constant equity exposure throughout retirement? CLICK HERE.
When it comes to credit scores, buying cars (and buying homes), 401(k)s (and Roth 401(k)s), savings accounts, life insurance (and auto and homeowners and long-term care insurance), wills and beneficiaries (and powers of attorney), Social Security and more, the author of today’s article poses the following question: “What does a good financial life look like?” For his 45-step roadmap to achieving one, covering all of the above and more, CLICK HERE.
Whether you’re accumulating for retirement or spending down your accumulations in retirement, a plethora of financial tasks await you this year. Noting that “The myriad tasks associated with maintaining an organized financial life seem daunting in list form, but more manageable when spread throughout the year”, the author of today’s article outlines a month-by-month approach to tackling these tasks that can be customized to suit your needs – as well as some important financial dates to remember. CLICK HERE.
The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates once again and another two rate hikes are now likely before the end of the year. Against this backdrop, the author of today’s article acknowledges that “many market participants, especially retirees with fixed-income-heavy investment mixes, are reasonably concerned about what a period of rising interest rates could mean for their portfolios and for the rest of their financial lives” – and outlines a number of rising rate do’s and don’ts for retirees to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
Spring cleaning need not – and perhaps should not – be limited to your home. Rather, you might be well-served to extend your spring cleaning into your financial life. The author of today’s article identifies seven areas of your financial life to consider including in such an undertaking (including estate planning, investments, debts, and old retirement accounts), tasks to complete for each area – and some specific tools to aid in that process. For more, CLICK HERE.