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5 Retirement Planning Blind Spots

September 5, 2018 -

Consider these common trouble spots that have the potential to catch you off guard.


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Working Longer: Good Aspiration, But Not a Plan

May 30, 2017 -

Many Americans expect to close retirement plan gaps by working longer, but the strategy comes with its own risks.


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Retirement Planning When There is an Age Gap

May 30, 2017 -

How one partner’s longer life expectancy affects withdrawal rates, asset allocation, Social Security, and more


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The ‘Right’ Rebalancing Strategy Depends on Your Life Stage

March 2, 2017 -

De-risking is the top priority for retirees, while early accumulators can focus more on return enhancement.


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Retirement Planning for One

February 24, 2017 -

Planning and steps to consider for singles


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Retirement Planning for Special-Needs Families

February 16, 2017 -

Understanding government assistance available to special-needs family members, the role of ABLE accounts, and retirement plans that involve the whole family.


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Will Pro Rata Rules Trip Up Your Retirement Plan?

February 16, 2017 -

Failing to understand these rules can force investors to pay more in taxes than they expected to.


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Are Roth or Traditional IRA Contributions Better?

February 16, 2017 -

Take the tax break at the time of contribution or save it for later? We discuss the considerations.


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Possible Retirement Policy Changes in a Trump Administration

January 20, 2017 -

Taking a look at retirement-related issues that could see action in Washington in the coming year.


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8 Questions for RMD Season

December 16, 2016 -

We are coming into the year’s home stretch; do you know where your required minimum distributions are?


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Essential Financial-Planning Numbers for 2017

December 16, 2016 -

The skinny on retirement-plan contributions, Social Security, and more.


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Accumulators: Is Your Retirement Plan on Track?

June 9, 2016 -

Rules of thumb will not cut it for this important question. Learn how to customize based on your own situation.


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A Guide to Maximizing Social Security

April 4, 2016 -

A guide to maximizing your benefits


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4 Dangerous Assumptions That Could Hurt Your Retirement Plan

February 5, 2015 -

Simple steps to counteract common—and dangerous—retirement obstacles


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Should You Make Aftertax Contributions to Your 401(k)?

February 1, 2015 -

New IRS guidelines enable heavy savers to get more assets into the Roth column.


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Retirement Planning

January 21, 2015 -

Simple steps for late savers


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Avoiding Retirement Savings Mistakes

January 12, 2015 -

How to avoid the mistakes that can reduce income security


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Concerned About Longevity?

October 1, 2014 -

Three mistakes to avoid depleting your assets


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Income Into Retirement

April 21, 2014 -

Do you know how to safely retire?


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Back Door Roth IRAs: Should You Have One?

April 21, 2014 -

Converting traditional IRAs to a Roth


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