Self Employed? You Need to Know about Your Retirement Advantage

When it comes to retirement, most Americans today have some form of defined-contribution plan for their retirement, typically through their employer. The most popular retirement plan today is probably a traditional 401(k) plan. Self-employed Americans, on the other hand, don’t have an employer to sponsor a retirement plan for them. In some cases, they may […]

Important Points You Should Know about Roth IRAs

Nowadays, most people cannot count on Social Security to provide enough income during their retirement years. They will need to think strategically about the types of accounts they will need once they retire and make sure they set themselves up for financial security. The tax-advantaged retirement accounts generally come in two different setups. The traditional account, such […]

Getting Started with Financial Planning, No Matter How Much Money You Have

Though many people consider financial planning as something only necessary for those with a substantial amount of wealth, the truth is that anyone can benefit from a good financial plan. Financial plans are a way to secure your financial future, build wealth, and afford large purchases or emergencies without going into debt. You don’t need to be […]

This Is What You Need to Know about Investment Risk in Retirement

When investing for retirement, risk tolerance generally changes over time. Individuals who are decades away from retirement typically accept a larger amount of risk for the chance to achieve significant growth, which is one of the benefits of saving for retirement earlier rather than later. As individuals get closer to retirement, they tend to get more conservative […]

Converting 401(k)s and IRAs to Roth Status Can Save Tax Dollars

Robert M. Ryerson has worked as a Certified Financial Planner since 1991. On a mission to help America’s workers secure their financial freedom during retirement, Robert M. Ryerson educates people about to retire on required minimum distributions (RMDs) and how they will affect their taxes during retirement. Once a person reaches the age of 70 and […]

Required Minimum Distributions

Required Minimum Distributions – What They Are and How They Work

As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) at New Century Planning in Freehold, New Jersey, and a financial strategist with The Society of Financial Awareness, Robert M. Ryerson draws on extensive experience with retirement plans and strategies. Robert M. Ryerson has published in Forbes magazine on the topic of required minimum distributions and is currently co-authoring […]