Chances are, you’re in one of two camps when it comes to planning for retirement. If you’re being proactive, you’re addressing the coming challenges in retirement before they happen. This puts you in a position of strength and control. But if you’re being reactive, there’s no plan to reduce your taxes in retirement. There’s no…

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What will be your biggest risk when you retire? It’s probably not what you think it is. Most people think it’ll be the skyrocketing cost of health care, higher taxes, or social security going bust. But it’s not any one of these issues! The biggest threat facing you in retirement is “sequence of returns” risk,…

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Planning for retirement is hard enough, but did you know there are factors hiding in plain sight that could change your income in retirement? It’s unfortunately true. According to a recent article in FORBES “The average working couple will receive over $1 MILLION in social security benefits over their lifetime – And the right claiming…

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Forbes: 7 Simple Strategies to Retire Early Click Here “I’m never going to be able to retire.” Have you ever mumbled this to yourself? If you have, you’re not alone. Over 1/3 of all Americans don’t believe they’ll have enough money to live off of in retirement.  Ouch. With all the pessimistic view on retirement, then…

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Forbes: Why You Might Not Be as Prepared for Retirement as You Think Click Here Are you worried about retirement? If so, you’re not alone. According to our research, only 22% of employees reported being on track last year and the actual state of retirement preparedness may even be worse. That’s because many people use retirement calculators…

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Have you ever had a disagreement with your husband, or wife about money? Have you ever bickered about a big financial decision, or your investments? Money is the #1 issue that couples fight about. It’s the elephant in the room that could create even bigger problems! Below are 5 critical questions that every couple must…

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Most people are focused on their investment returns, but they’re ignoring the one thing that could have an even bigger impact on their nest egg. Taxes. Taxes will likely be your biggest expense in retirement. Below are 4 retirement tax traps you should get in front of before you start planning that retirement party. Retirement…

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Most people don’t realize it, but claiming your Social Security benefits could be one of the most important financial decisions of your life. Here’s why. If you’ve earned an average income throughout your career, you could receive several hundred thousand dollars in lifetime benefits. And if you earned an above-average income, you could receive more…

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Kane Tenaka lives in Japan and loves playing board games, studying math, and practicing her calligraphy. But the most remarkable thing about Kane Tenaka is that she’s 116 years old, and was just recognized as the oldest living person in the world. These stories are always a great wake-up call that we’re living longer than…

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