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Ideas for Income Protection in Retirement

Ideas for Income Protection in Retirement

Even during the so-called golden years, tax rules can have a funny way of chewing up retirement savings. However, there are certain deductions and strategies that retirees can implement to help protect a hard-earned stash. Once a retiree turns 70 1/2, all individuals must make required minimum distributions (RMDs) from an individual ...

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Retirement Income: A Look at Annuities
March 1, 2016

Retirement Income: A Look at Annuities

What a time to be alive! Advances in health care, medicine, and technology are adding years to the average life expectancy of many Americans. About..

Healthy Check-Ups Extend to Retirement Portfolio
February 29, 2016

Healthy Check-Ups Extend to Retirement Portfolio

Just like your annual well-visit to the doctor, it’s smart to also schedule a yearly check-up for your retirement portfolio. If conditions change, such as...

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Nearing Retirement?  What the 2016 Election May Mean for You
February 17, 2016

Nearing Retirement? What the 2016 Election May Mean for You

Presidential election years can be among the most volatile for the stock market, according to historic number-crunching on the...

Is the Upside Potential of Growth Stocks Worth the Risk in Retirement?
February 17, 2016

Is the Upside Potential of Growth Stocks Worth the Risk in Retirement?

Cherish the idea of a little extra cash in your golden years that you’d like to put to work? Maybe you’re nagged by a traditional—if a little dusty—school of thought that says....

Market Volatility, Risk, and Your Retirement Portfolio
February 16, 2016

Market Volatility, Risk, and Your Retirement Portfolio

Walking toward that retirement red zone can be a gut-testing experience when the markets are crashing. But it’s necessary to find equilibrium on the...

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 Retirees: Is Your Investing Plan Built for Market Volatility?
February 16, 2016

Retirees: Is Your Investing Plan Built for Market Volatility?

There are three near-certainties in the investing world: markets go up, markets go down, and over time, markets go up. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

How Revamped Social Security Rules Could Impact Retirees
February 15, 2016

How Revamped Social Security Rules Could Impact Retirees

Patience can pay off, especially when it comes to Social Security benefit collection. One play-by-the-rules delay tactic was “file and suspend,” which made the....

5 Retirement Plan Ideas for the Self-Employed
February 15, 2016

5 Retirement Plan Ideas for the Self-Employed

Self-employed? Running a business can run you ragged. But what if you translate your enterprising can-do into thoughtful plans for your...

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Closing the Gaps: Workforce Gender Equality
December 21, 2015

Closing the Gaps: Workforce Gender Equality

A recent Women in the Workplace study notes that when it comes to gender equality and representation ...

Resolutions: Small Changes Can Bring Big Impact for Retirement
December 14, 2015

Resolutions: Small Changes Can Bring Big Impact for Retirement

Ever hear this one? “There are only two money options in retirement. You’re either working for your money or your money is working for you.” There’s no time like ...

Let’s Ask Morningstar: Late-Start Retirement Saving Tips
December 2, 2015

Let’s Ask Morningstar: Late-Start Retirement Saving Tips

As with many of life’s long-term goals, it’s never too late to start saving for retirement. But a late start to retirement savings—we’re talking about a couple of ...

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Tough Task: Retirement Planning for the Self-Employed
November 18, 2015

Tough Task: Retirement Planning for the Self-Employed

Perhaps the desire to call the shots or turn an enterprising business idea into reality drives Americans from the traditional workforce into the ranks of the ...

5 Tax Prep To-Dos as You Hit Retirement
November 3, 2015

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 pro take on your taxes, it’s a good idea to brush up...

Age-Beaters: Longevity Annuities May Be Your Income Answer
October 19, 2015

Age-Beaters: Longevity Annuities May Be Your Income Answer

Have previous generations in your family lived well into their 80s and 90s? Do you hit the gym every morning—okay, almost every morning ...

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Late-Year Retirement Checkups = Great. Automating? Even Better
September 28, 2015

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 nuts-and-bolts retirement account maintenance ...

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