Category: Retirement

Understanding RMDs

After years spent saving for retirement and allocating non-taxed dollars into your retirement savings, the time will inevitably come when you have to pay tax on that money. Although account owners are allowed to begin taking distributions penalty-free at age 59½, they are not yet required to take any money out of their accounts. All […]

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Social Security overview

Social Security is a federal program that provides financial support to U.S. citizens who are retired or disabled.  Run by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the program’s technical name is Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance. It was created under the Social Security Act (1935) during the Great Depression when the majority of retirees were […]

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Retirement Savings: How Much is Enough?

Without a goal in mind, saving for retirement can feel like running a marathon without a finish line—a constant and tiring struggle. Lacking a retirement savings objective can make it difficult to set up a realistic savings plan, determine a retirement budget or even accurately manage your retirement investments. Yet fewer than half of Americans […]

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