SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Will a health savings account change my SSA retirement?
Q: I am considering use of a heath savings account plan at work. Using one would reduce my taxes but have a secondary result of lowering my earnings for Social Security.Can this reduce my future Socia... Posted on 12/2/13 at 12:51 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Should I Give Money to my Adult Child?
When I work with clients who give money to their adult children, I am always curious why. Since preparing a comprehensive budget is part of the counseling process, the topic often comes up. The adult ... Posted on 8/11/13 at 7:55 AM
THE NEW FORTY Retirement Kyle...
My neighbor Kyle just retired. I imagine this life transition will be an interesting one for Kyle as he is a "do-er" and now he has a lot more time to "do". Not that he doesn't know how to relax - he ... Posted on 6/28/13 at 7:58 AM
PLANNING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES Target Date Funds...What I Call a Target Rich Environment
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 approved the use of Target Date funds asa default option forretirement plan sponsors and since that time, we have seen an explosion of popularity in its offering (Ta... Posted on 3/26/13 at 9:58 AM
Recent market rally having positive effect on retirement accounts
Hank Tkachuk received a nice surprise 10 days ago when he opened the updated statement for his employer-sponsored retirement savings account.
Advisers say keep contributing even if your company drops match
The popular 401(k) retirement plan is becoming less attractive for many American workers.
That’s because a growing number of U.S. companies – 11 percent, by one count – have suspended all or part of their 401(k) matching contribution, or are considering doing so.
But financial advisers say workers should keep participating in their 401(k) even if their employer stops its match.
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