LIVING IN RETIREMENT Difficult Pension Benefit Decision
At retirement, if you have a pension, you have to make a difficult decision that could negatively impact your future financial security and that of your spouse. Most people with company pension plans ... Posted on 3/6/14 at 5:02 PM
SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Reduction percentages for early retirement
Q: By what percentage would my SSA retirement be reduced if started at age 63?
A: Retirement benefits are reduced by the number of months started before a persons full retirement age (FRA), also call... Posted on 3/6/14 at 8:57 AM
THE NEW FORTY A lady of leisure...
I have had retirement actively on my mind for a few years now even though I anticipate my retirement is more than a decade away. I think that is how it is and must be these days. Gone are the days whe... Posted on 2/23/14 at 9:32 AM
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
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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