Author: Frank

5 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes in Retirement

What are the biggest expenses you’ll face in retirement? Healthcare? Housing? Travel? All of those costs could be significant, but one of the biggest could be taxes. That’s right. Just because you’re done working, doesn’t mean you’re done paying taxes. Many sources of retirement income, like Social Security, pensions, and retirement account distributions, are taxable. […]

Take a look at the asset winners and losers in 2020

We’re halfway through 2020, and the year has already been a rollercoaster. We’ve seen a global pandemic, record unemployment and racial protests across the country. And let’s not forget, there’s a presidential election campaign season in full swing. Of course, the events of this year have rocked the financial markets. Between February 19 and March […]

Is it time for an economic recovery?

The first half of 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride. The COVID-19 pandemic completely altered our way of life and threw the economy into a tailspin. Most states have started the reopening process, but there is still significant uncertainty about the long-term impact of coronavirus and how long the pandemic will continue. Federal Reserve Chairman […]

Financial Moves to Consider in a “Down” Year

It’s hard to find good news in today’s economic environment. COVID-19 single-handedly brought an end to the longest bull market in history and ushered in record-setting unemployment. If you’re like millions of others in the country, you’ve lost income or possibly even your job. You also may have lost savings due to market volatility. Given […]

What’s Next for a COVID-19 Economy?

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continues, even as states start to reopen restaurants, retail stores, and other businesses. The crisis brought an end to the bull market that started in 2009 and threatens to usher in a recession.1 What does the future hold for the stock market and the economy? When will the […]

Investing After Retirement: Tips to Protect Your Nest Egg

Saving for retirement can often feel like climbing a mountain. It takes immense planning and discipline to reach the summit – the moment when you can finally retire and leave the working world behind. Much like climbing a mountain, though, the summit isn’t the end of the story. You still have to get back down […]

Are “Penalty-Free” 401k Withdrawals Free?

On March 27, the government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, otherwise known as the CARES Act. The Act had a wide range of provisions to provide Americans and small businesses with economic support during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill provided stimulus payments, enhanced unemployment, and various forms of business loans. One […]

3 Ways the SECURE Act Benefits Women

It seems like the entire world has revolved around the coronavirus for the past two months. It has changed our way of life, the way we work, and even the way we interact with friends and family. Believe it or not, there have been other new developments in 2020 besides coronavirus. One of those new […]

What to do after you max out your 401(k)?

Are you one of the more than 58 million Americans who use a 401(k) plan to save for retirement? As of the end of 2019, 401(k) plans held more than $6.2 trillion, which accounts for nearly 20% of all retirement assets in the United States.1 A 401(k) can be an effective savings vehicle for a […]

Potential Investment Opportunities During a Difficult Time

The stock market crash of 1987. The tech bubble in the early-2000s. The financial crisis of 2008. And now, the coronavirus pandemic. What do all of these things have in common? They all involve sharp market downturns that end a bull market and trigger a bear market. For many investors, these events create anxiety and […]

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