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December 1, 2018
Wealth Column: Retiring in 2019? here's what you need to know
The year is coming to an end and a new year means new opportunities and new goals for 2019. For some of you, one of your goals might be entering retirement. It's an exciting transition, but one that requires careful planning to ensure you're prepared and will have a successful retirement....
December 1, 2018 - 7:30am
November 24, 2018
Wealth Column: Save smarter, not harder, for retirement
If you're like many Americans who are counting down the days until retirement, it's likely that you've already been saving and we commend you for doing so. But are you confident that you have enough put away? And could you be saving smarter to make the most of your money now and in...
November 24, 2018 - 7:30am
September 8, 2018
Wealth Column: How to plan for retirement - a guide by the decade
As financial advisers, we often hear questions from family, friends and new clients about when to start saving for retirement. The short answer is, the sooner the better. So whether that means you can start after getting your first job or 20 years into your career, it's never too...
September 8, 2018 - 7:30am
September 1, 2018
Wealth Column: How to be financially responsible this fall
The days are getting shorter and the summer heat is beginning to die down now that Labor Day weekend is upon us. Soon enough we'll be bombarded by pumpkin spice everything, Halloween decorations and holiday gifts will be stacked on the shelves of stores far before we're ready to purchase...
September 1, 2018 - 6:30am
August 25, 2018
Wealth Column: The difference between a stock market correction and a full-blown crash
Earlier this year, anyone with money in the stock market was likely feeling a pinch after watching the S&P 500 drop by over 300 points in February. And then after a brief recovery period, we saw the markets take another hit in March, which led many investors to become concerned that...
August 25, 2018 - 8:30am
July 28, 2018
Wealth Column: Tax efficient retirement spending
Close your eyes and picture your ideal retirement. Some of you are probably on a beach, others maybe touring Europe and a good number of people probably are thinking of family get-togethers, surrounded by kids and grandkids. But we'd bet that one thing you aren't imagining is paying...
July 28, 2018 - 9:30am
Wealth Column: What happens to your old 401(k) when you leave yourjob
Whether it's because you are retiring, were laid off or are making a career change, leaving a job likely means figuring out what to do with your...
April 28, 2018 - 8:30am
Guest Opinion: The 401(k) millionaire next door
WASHINGTON—If you have a 401(k) or similar workplace retirement plan, you need to be up in arms. As part of the GOP's push to overhaul...
October 28, 2017 - 8:30am
August 27, 2017
Wealth Column: 4 Steps to Improve Your Financial Fitness
Many people make it a goal to get physically fit for summer, but they take a long pause when it comes to ensuring they're financially fit. With...
August 27, 2017 - 11:30am
June 11, 2017
Wealth column: How Much of My Savings Should Be In Each Tax Bucket?
Frequent readers of this column and listeners to our radio program have heard us talk extensively about having "three buckets of money." We typically...
June 11, 2017 - 5:30am
April 22, 2017
Wealth Column: The Pros and Cons of Rolling Your 401(k) to an IRA
There will come a time when, prior to retirement, you'll have a 401k plan from a former employer—sometimes referred to as an orphaned 401(k)—that...
April 22, 2017 - 5:20am
April 15, 2017
Wealth Column: 2 ideas to help reduce taxes on 401(K) distributions
If your employer provides a 401(K) or other qualified retirement plan, you've had the opportunity to contribute pre-tax money in a vehicle that...
April 15, 2017 - 3:40am
Commentary: Why Roth may be the better option for younger investors
For those in their 20s, retirement is probably not at the front of your mind. Some may be working on paying down their student loans. Others...
April 15, 2016 - 11:23pm
April 9, 2016
Commentary: Can your financial plan really fit on an index card?
As a general rule, the simpler you can make a task or a goal, the easier it will be for you to complete the task or accomplish the goal. It's...
April 9, 2016 - 12:13am
March 18, 2016
Is it a good idea to have a Roth and traditional 401k when heading into retirement?
It's hard to deny that having balance in your life is a good thing. A balanced diet is the foundation to eating more nutritiously. Workers with...
March 18, 2016 - 11:59pm