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An Extra Month To Finish Your 2020 Taxes: Tax Deadline Postponed From April 15 to May 17, 2021

As baseball great Yogi Berra reportedly said, “It’s deja vu all over again.” In a repeat from last year, the IRS just announced it’s postponing the federal income tax deadline from April 15 to Monday, May 17, 2021 to give tax preparers and taxpayers extra time to absorb the new tax regulations contained in the […]

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Yes, You Can Still Build Wealth After 50

Congratulations! If you just turned 50, you’re in the final stretch toward retirement. With today’s longer life expectancies, you may spend thirty years or even more in retirement living off of your savings. So don’t rest on your laurels just yet. Take advantage of the next decade or so before you retire to build up […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About RMDs for 2021

Summary If you are retired or nearing retirement, you’ve undoubtedly heard about required minimum distributions, which are the minimum amounts you must withdraw from your individual retirement account (IRA) and other retirement accounts, like your 401(k). It’s the government’s way of making you cash in a portion of your retirement savings each year, helping to […]

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It’s Time To Fund Your IRAs!

We’re getting closer to the April 15 deadline for funding your IRAs or Roth IRAs for 2020 (that’s last year). Mari Adam talked to Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine to share insights about IRA limits and strategies. You can read the entire article here. The maximum amount you can contribute to your IRA for 2020 is $6,000 or […]

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What It Costs To Retire Comfortably In Every State

Wondering whether it makes sense for you to relocate when you retire? Many clients dream about moving to a place where the pace is slower, taxes are lower, and the family is closer. Reporters at 24/7 Wall Street and USA Today looked at how far your dollars will stretch in each state. Generally, they conclude, […]

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Which States Have The Lowest Taxes In Retirement?

Looking for the most tax-friendly state to settle in at retirement? Or seeking to compare two possible destinations to see which offers the lowest tax bill? You may be able to save hours of research by looking first at Kiplinger’s updated Retiree Tax Map. It analyzes each state’s income tax, property tax, and even sales […]

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Ready For A Side Hustle In Your 60s?

It may not be the age they thought they would be starting a new career, but more workers in their 60s are signing up for part-time or non-traditional gigs to earn a few extra bucks. So how exactly did pre-retirees join their millennial colleagues in perfecting the art of the side hustle? Like the saying […]

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Social Security Tip: Don’t Delay Benefits Too Long

You probably know that waiting to claim your Social Security benefits until your Full Retirement Age (FRA) can result in permanently higher Social Security benefits. For people born between 1943 and 1954, Full Retirement Age is age 66 but that’s slowly climbing higher for younger workers. For example, Full Retirement Age for someone born in […]

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Reduced RMDs Coming Your Way … But Not Until 2022

Here’s some good news for people nearing or already in retirement! In the future, you will be required to take less money from your retirement plans, but the new rules won’t take effect until 2022. That’s right. Required Minimum Distributions (or RMDs) will be heading downward starting in 2022, as the IRS recognizes that longer life […]

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Quote Of The Week: Where To Get Help Managing Your Retirement Money

Many people approaching or in retirement feel they need help managing their nest egg so it lasts throughout their entire retirement. Here’s a great Q&A with financial columnist Linda Stern (AskLinda@aarp.org) from this month’s AARP Bulletin, explaining why it’s so important to rely on a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  professional who is a fiduciary.   Question: […]

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