Congress alongside first year President Biden are planning major tax overhauls that would create several issues for beneficiaries. Raising taxes on wealthy Americans has become a focal point of the majority party in Congress and for President Biden, as Democrats plan to increase taxes to address certain...
As more data becomes available about the economic impact of the coronavirus on retirement planning, multiple studies have shown that retirees and individuals nearing retirement age were not as negatively impacted through their retirement plans as one might expect. While this is the good news, the bad...
Personal debt plays a large role when it comes to saving for retirement and living as a retiree. Soaring debt resulting from increasing medical costs, credit cards, loans, and more limit the amount that workers can save and how much retirees can use in their golden years....
A spike in annuity sales from the fourth and final quarter of 2020 suggests that there is an increasing trend of investors looking for safer investment alternatives to high-risk stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Overall annuity sales were up 2% compared to the final quarter of 2019,...
When saving for retirement, investors have a multitude of options to save their money. Two popular types of investments for retirement savers are traditional and Roth IRAs. Both traditional and Roth IRAs offer tax-free growth for the life of these vehicles and have unique attributes that can...
When preparing for retirement it is essential that investors transitioning into the retirement phase of their lives have a financial plan in place to ensure that their assets are protected and are not outlived. One of these preparations includes the process of taking required minimum distributions from...
There is a growing concern that older Americans who were displaced from their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic will remain unemployed as state economies begin to reopen in the coming weeks and months. Historically, older workers have found difficulty reentering the workforce following an economic downturn or recession, forcing many...
President Trump’s approval ratings are at an all-time high as his campaign ramps up their efforts to secure reelection in November. His increasing approval is due in large part to American’s level of confidence in the economy, which is higher than it has been in twenty years....
There are winners and losers in every financial crisis. When the stock market dips, there are individuals that benefit from the fall. That was certainly the case when the Coronavirus became a global threat. In this case, real estate received a boost. Mortgage rates have fallen to...
Starting in 2020, IRA owners will have to think twice about their retirement account. With recent changes being made to IRA laws in the SECURE Act, non-spouse beneficiaries can no longer stretch an IRA if the account holder passes following the end of 2019. Instead, the SECURE...