No matter how long you’ve been investing, you’ve probably decided to put some portion of your money into mutual funds. They’ve always been a popular investment option, but how well do you understand the product? Let’s take some time to understand the common terminology, what makes up a mutual fund, and other basics.
Before we start up a new financial series, Ben’s going to open up the mailbag and answer a few questions from listeners that address retirement checklists, military pension benefits, and consolidating all of those retirement accounts you own.
Let’s wrap up our four-part series on Social Security misunderstandings by talking about the dreaded ‘T’ word. After years of paying the government, you might not think that you have to send more money their way when you start claiming your benefits. We’re going to clear up that subject today by explaining how taxes are calculated for an individual’s Social Security and how we work with our clients to lessen that burden.
Are you nearing retirement and thinking about how and when you’ll claim Social Security? It can be as simple as visiting your local Social Security Administration office and filling out the paperwork, but can they also help you decide which strategy to use? That’s the next topic in a four-part series on the top misunderstandings with Social Security.
Our four-part series on Social Security misunderstandings continues with a discussion on the age you should target for claiming your benefits. Some people will tell you that claiming benefits as early as possible is your best option while others will insist on waiting as long as possible. So which is it? Let’s discuss the factors that go into the decision.
Even the best savers make mistakes when planning for retirement and we’re launching a new series that will go in-depth on that topic. Part 1 of The Risks that Savers Face will discuss cash and why becoming so enamored with it can end up costing you money over the long run.
Today we wrap up the five-part series on Busting the Biggest Financial Myths with a conversation on stocks and bonds. There’s a common belief that shifting to bonds removes all the volatility out of your portfolio, but that not a certainty. To help us explain this idea, we bring on a guest that specializes in building and maintaining client portfolios.
On part four of our financial myths series, we take a look at the idea that financial planning today is much easier to do because of technology and it’s something you can easily take on by yourself. While it’s great to have access to everything the internet has to offer, it’s far from a perfect solution to planning your future.
Now we move to part three of a five-part series about financial myths and this episode focuses on taxes. Once we finish working, it’s easy to assume that our taxes will drop because we’ll move into a lower tax bracket. Well, that’s not the case. Find out why your taxes might increase and what strategies you can use to offset that.
Today it’s part two of a five-part series about financial myths and this episode focuses on an important one. The common belief in retirement is that you’ll need less income than you did while you were working. While we all hope this is true, basing your plan off this idea can put you in a difficult situation down the road.