Retirement Planning: Don’t Forget These 6 Important Expenses

Planning for retirement is an important financial consideration that should be initiated as soon as possible. (However, it’s never too late to start the process.) A general rule of thumb recommended by some wealth management professionals is to save enough in your lifetime so that you can live off 80 percent of your pre-retirement income. […]

5 Reasons Why Retirement Planning Matters More Than Ever

If you’re finding it difficult to make retirement planning a priority, you’re not alone. Meeting your current financial obligations—such as rent or mortgage payments, recurring monthly expenses, and debt or interest repayments—can be challenging enough without having to think about the long-term future as well. Given how great this pressure from immediate financial demands can […]

What Is Dogecoin? Understanding the “Joke” Cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency market is perhaps one of the most volatile and unusual investment opportunities in existence today. From the original Bitcoin came hundreds of other cryptocurrencies of all types and for all different purposes. Of these, the most well-known are probably still Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. However, there is another cryptocurrency that has spent a […]

Spotlight: 5 of the Best Designations for Retirement Planners

When looking for wealth management assistance and guidance, you should first make sure any prospective advisors have qualified and respected professional designations. Because the financial planning profession lacks an industry-wide regulator, there are several different designations, some of which require only minimal experience or education. Advisors who have the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation, however, […]

RMDs And Your Retirement: How Will You Be Affected?

For most Americans, large portions of their money sit in retirement accounts without a second thought. Few even consider those funds again until they begin to approach retirement age. One often-overlooked area in retirement is the issue of required minimum distributions (RMDs) and how they might affect you in the future. Many people reach their […]