Retirement

IRA Required Minimum Distributions Get Smaller – By a Little

By |2021-01-04T09:14:10-05:00January 4th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement|

It’s a tiny little gift from the IRS, but it’s still a gift. Beginning January 1, 2022, Required Minimum Distributions on IRAs, qualified retirement plans, and annuities will be less. It’s your reward for living longer. RMDs have to be taken by people turning age 72 after 2019. Older taxpayers were required to begin RMDs the year after they turned [...]

How to Guarantee a SMALLER Social Security Benefit

By |2020-11-23T10:16:14-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

Social Security, although originally intended to be a supplement to Americans’ retirement income, has become a major source for many. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that half of senior citizens get 50% of their income from Social Security and that 1 in 4 seniors receive 90% of their retirement income from Social Security. A new Transamerica study [...]

How Much Taxes Will Retirees Owe on Their Retirement Income

By |2020-11-09T10:22:47-05:00November 9th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

Planning for retirement. We spend most of our working career preparing for it, saving for it, covering every contingency. When you finally wave goodbye to the company, you’re ready for all that planning to take over. But does your planning take into account the taxes you’ll have to pay on your retirement income? It’s one of the biggest retirement planning [...]

6 Financial Tips to Know When You Turn 65

By |2020-11-09T10:17:20-05:00November 9th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

Planning, planning, it’s all about planning when your goal is retirement. When you hang up your career, you don’t want any surprises, or at least as few as possible. In the 21st century, retirement is completely different than it’s ever been. As a kid, I saw people retire after working 40 or 50 years for the same company. On their [...]

5 Ways to Take Money from Your IRA Without Paying a Penalty

By |2020-10-26T11:49:03-04:00October 26th, 2020|Financial Planning, Retirement|

The IRA is a great retirement savings vehicle; money grows on a tax-deferred basis and that’s a good thing. Eventually, though, you have to pay the IRS piper when you choose to withdraw funds for retirement or when you’re forced to withdraw the Required Minimum Distribution at age 72. Let’s be clear. You can take money from your IRA anytime [...]

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