Friends and Followers, When we created WealthEd.com, we set out to create an educational portal for financial planning and retirement that offered live streaming video, on-demand video, and more. After our launch in 2015, we were amazed by the amount of traffic, questions, and positive feedback we received. However, we soon realized that we were… View Article
A common piece of financial advice that’s floating around in print magazines and online journals is that a person should spend taxable money first, leaving IRAs and other tax-deferred accounts to grow tax free until they withdraw the funds many years later.
A bond, as some people are likely aware, is a loan from the investor to the issuer of the bond. Investors can lend to corporations, local municipalities, and the Federal Government (to name a few examples).
Based solely on the calls and emails that come into the show, the number one savings goal people have is saving for their own retirement. Coming in a close second is saving for their children’s college educations.
With the lure of tax-free distributions, Roth IRAs have become increasingly popular retirement savings vehicles. According to the Investment Company Institute, 19.1 million U.S. households (about 15.6%) owned Roth IRAs in 2013. There are three ways to fund a Roth: you can contribute directly, you can convert all or part of a traditional IRA to a… View Article
Planning is key to much of our daily living. Whether you’re doing a business plan, vacation plan, or a financial plan, it would be pretty difficult to navigate the unknown without having some direction. Planning for the need for Long Term Care is no different.
Most people who own IRAs are aware of the rules that accompany them. But for the uninitiated, here’s a quick primer…
Although some people like to handle their own financial affairs, many people would prefer to get help from a trained financial advisor.
Giving to others, whether it’s with money, resources, time, services, or assets, may truly help make the world a little bit better for ourselves and future generations. For every reason you may think of to give, there’s probably a charity with a matching need. Perhaps there’s an organization that you want to help reach its… View Article
Many people plan on working all the way through to their planned retirement age, whatever age that might be. But sometimes things can happen that disrupt those plans. What if a disability were to prevent you from doing the work that’s been the source of your income? If you become disabled, Social Security may provide… View Article
The Roth versus traditional IRA debate has been around since 1998. Which one is better for you? Of course the answer depends on many factors, but the kind of IRA you choose can have an important effect on your long-term savings. Thus, it helps to understand the differences between the two. First, there are income… View Article
If you’re still working and are considering taking Social Security benefits it’s important to know that your benefits could be reduced or eliminated under certain circumstances.