Posts in Retirement Planning
How do I find the right financial advisor for me?

Finding the right adviser is difficult but not impossible. You will want to research advisers and then set up appointments with at least three or four of them. An adviser should be a fiduciary, should not be a commissioned. . . .

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Should we invest in stocks or pay off student loans with money gifted to us from our wedding?

I encourage the two of you not to consider this as an either/or situation, but instead use the money to provide for multiple goals. Focus on multiple goals to help you achieve both financial stability and a happier life . . . .

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Should I take money out of my 401(k) to pay off my house and save money on the mortgage payments in retirement?

The answer to this question will also depend on how much money you have in your 401(k), what your Social Security benefit is expected to be, and how much your annual expenses will be in retirement. If you have a sizable 401(k) (think more than 15x to 20x your annual . . . .

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Should my wife and I deplete our cash reserves, withdraw from my 401(k), or use a HELOC to finance home improvements?

I would be hesitant to pay for the home improvement either through withdrawing from a retirement account or getting a HELOC. Both options will increase your risk and harm your ability to enjoy a comfortable retirement over the long-term. There are other recommendations you should . . . .

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How To Keep The Recent Market Drops From Ruining Your Financial Plan

The end of last week saw a stock market drop which has many spooked and supposed experts have been using words like ‘market crash’, ‘historic drop’, and ‘recession’. Here are the 5 things you should do to keep the market downturn from ruining your financial plan.

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What are the pros and cons of annuities versus stocks?

Despite what you might hear, there are some very good ‘pros’ in favor of annuities. But, there are also a lot of very big ‘cons’ with buying an annuity. Annuities provide a fixed income until you die, which is very attractive for retirees. With a fixed annuity, the fact the insurance company is taking. . . .

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Are there any sure proof ways to safeguard my nest egg and rental business?

There are no sure proof ways to safeguard a nest egg, but there are things you can do which will improve your protections and increase the safeguards. Below are some general recommendations which can help you see what tools are available to you to protect your wealth based on the. . . .

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