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Drawing It Down: Taming Dynamic Retirement Withdrawals

Drawing It Down: Taming Dynamic Retirement Withdrawals

Funds getting ready to emerge from the nest egg? After years of saving, you've hit or come close to your retirement goals. Congratulations; it's a huge financial achievement. But, as we have explored throughout this series, it may take some planning to make your savings last a lifetime. The academics have crunched the numbers, and a relatively new approach ...

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Inherited IRAs and Complex Rules: What You Need to Know
January 19, 2017

Inherited IRAs and Complex Rules: What You Need to Know

You’ve just been notified that you inherited a sizable individual retirement account, or IRA. Now what? This is another in the “it depends” answer column, as the IRS ...

Drawing It Down: The Bucket Approach to Retirement Funds
January 18, 2017

Drawing It Down: The Bucket Approach to Retirement Funds

Ah, the golden days of retirement. We all have our own visions and hopes for those years. Retirement could mean pursuing interests like world travel or hobbies ...

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5 Retirement Myths That Could Be Sabotaging Your Future Plans
January 13, 2017

5 Retirement Myths That Could Be Sabotaging Your Future Plans

The idea of saving enough for retirement can be daunting. How much do you need? Will it be enough? "When it comes to financial information, there is ...

Final Answer: Three Estate-Planning Tax Considerations
January 11, 2017

Final Answer: Three Estate-Planning Tax Considerations

No one likes to think about a serious illness or death, but developing an estate plan can be a loving way to take care of your family after you are gone. The basic ...

5 Tax Prep To-Dos as You Hit Retirement
January 9, 2017

5 Tax Prep To-Dos as You Hit Retirement

The complex task of preparing taxes is a priority for many people this time of year. Even if you plan to let a...

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Drawing It Down: Think Sequentially to Limit Market Risk
January 4, 2017

Drawing It Down: Think Sequentially to Limit Market Risk

Dreaming of the day when the morning alarm clock will be replaced by the morning newspaper and coffee on the balcony overlooking the ...

Higher Interest Rates: 6 Things to Know for Retirement Planning
December 30, 2016

Higher Interest Rates: 6 Things to Know for Retirement Planning

If you are in or nearing retirement, you may be watching rising interest rates with a mixture of optimism and fear. The optimism comes from hopes of finally getting ...

Time for Your Annual (Financial) Wellness Screening
December 30, 2016

Time for Your Annual (Financial) Wellness Screening

Have you had your annual wellness screening? You know, the one where you (along with a professional) take a look inside, check the vitals for any imbalances ...

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Drawing It Down: Tweaking the 4% Rule for Retirement Funds
December 28, 2016

Drawing It Down: Tweaking the 4% Rule for Retirement Funds

Planning and preparing for your retirement can be a fun yet challenging proposition. The fun part may involve planning travel, art classes, mountain hikes, and the ...

FRA or Early Retirement: When to Draw Social Security?
December 27, 2016

FRA or Early Retirement: When to Draw Social Security?

When it comes to Social Security and when you should start receiving it, the answer is clear: "it depends." Deciding when you should start drawing benefits ...

Late-Year Retirement Checkups = Great. Automating? Even Better
December 23, 2016

Late-Year Retirement Checkups = Great. Automating? Even Better

The end of the year is a time for celebration, reflection, and new beginnings. It can also be a critical time for...

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Women, Retirement Savings, and Longevity’s Double-Edged Sword
December 20, 2016

Women, Retirement Savings, and Longevity’s Double-Edged Sword

Women, take note: You will likely need to save more money for retirement than men. Why? Study after study reveals a gender pay gap, a greater likelihood that ...

Done Saving for Retirement? Great, But More Planning Ahead
December 16, 2016

Done Saving for Retirement? Great, But More Planning Ahead

If you’re approaching the finish line toward a financially healthy retirement, or perhaps already got there, congratulations! Retiring with the money you ...

It’s All in the Timing: When Should You Retire?
December 13, 2016

It’s All in the Timing: When Should You Retire?

Many dream of the day they can tell the boss that they are retiring—the day when you’re done clocking in with the 9 to 5 routine, free to finally pursue your own ...

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Good or Bad: What Type Of Debt Is On Your Balance Sheet?
December 8, 2016

Good or Bad: What Type Of Debt Is On Your Balance Sheet?

In today's modern world, few individuals can avoid debt altogether. As you map out your plan toward retirement, it’s important to identify and understand the different ...

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