Just the thought of retirement is fraught with what-ifs. What if I live 30 or 40 years after I retire? What if I run out of money? What if I need long term care? But the retirement issue almost no one talks about is Senior depression. It’s usually underdiagnosed,...
IRA rollovers are as common as drinking water. But if your rollover isn’t done correctly, it can cost you taxes and penalties, sucking out money that could have been used for your retirement. In this article from MarketWatch, you’ll discover 4 of the most expensive IRA rollover tax traps and how...
To claim, or not to claim! Okay, that’s a cheesy way to begin, but it points out a dilemma experienced by many older folks when they’re trying to decide the most beneficial time to claim their Social Security benefits. The fact is, Americans, collectively, lose trillions of dollars by taking Social...
Nobody has a crystal ball, but it’s certain that the American landscape is changing and the change is driven by the Millennial generation. Millennials are changing attitudes, workplaces, work ethics, what’s acceptable and what’s not. They’re driven more by technology than relationship. They see things from a...
When the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report was released a few weeks ago, the news that the Medicare Part A hospital insurance trust fund is expected to go broke in 2026 obscured other important information in the report. In particular, the report contained...
It’s shocking to say, but a large percentage of future retirees are woefully misinformed about Social Security—how they claim benefits, when they claim benefits, and how much they’ll receive—just to name a few Social Security topics. Financial author Mary Beth Franklin just reviewed the latest annual survey of people retired and those...
If you have an IRA then you know that at age 70 ½ the government forces you to begin taking distributions so they can tax money that has, up to now, escaped their clutches. Most people use the Uniform Lifetime Table to figure their Required Minimum Distribution. Find your age,...
“So, who do I want to get my IRA? My spouse? My kids? But I don’t want to leave out the grandkids. Oh, I’ll just fill it in later.” You’d be surprised how often that mental conversation goes on when someone is looking at the beneficiary section of...
For the first time in U.S. history, more than 20% of retirement age workers are choosing to stay in the workforce. That’s more than double the number who made that decision in 1985, according to a new report from United Income. The reason is...