Last episode we provided a basic understanding of Roth conversions. Now it’s time to take it a step further and look at the option from a strategic point of view. Is this something you should be considering for your retirement plan? We discuss who would and wouldn’t benefit and share the conversation we have with clients to help them make the decision.
Have you heard about Roth conversions but wondered how they work and whether they’d benefit your situation? To understand them, you first need to know about a Roth and what its features are. We’ll do that today as well as lay out all the other basics that will give you a firm grasp on Roth conversions.
A lot of financial professionals aren’t always completely honest. It’s not that they intentionally want to mislead you, but there are talking points many brokers are given that aren’t completely true. Sometimes they might even believe these sentiments, but let’s discuss four statements that you need to be cautious about if you ever hear them from an advisor.
It’s another mailbag edition of the show and we’re covering five different topics that you’ve been asking about. From company stock to old life insurance policies to hitting seven figures in your portfolio, it’s a wide range of retirement conversations but we’re hitting them all today.
For as long as we can remember, 65 has been the age that most people are expected to retire. That’s what we were taught at an early age and it’s the number that has guided planning for some time. But is that age a thing of the past? With a that number increasing around the world, should you go ahead and expect to retire at a later date?
Mutual funds have been a popular investment option for many years, but is the landscape changing? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of using mutual funds as part of your retirement plan and help you decide whether it needs to be a part of your strategy.
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.
Part 3 of our series on savers and the missteps they can make in planning, we turn to the dreaded topic of taxes. As you save and invest for your future, are you considering the tax time bomb that could be looming down the road? What about strategies that can help lessen your tax burden? Let’s discuss the options that you have to save yourself money in taxes.
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.