Category Archives: Retirement Planning

Need Cash? Try to Avoid Retirement Accounts

Article Highlights: Early-Withdrawal Penalties Reduction in Retirement Savings Exceptions from the Early-Withdrawal Penalty  If you find yourself looking for a quick source of cash, your retirement savings may look like a tempting option. However, if you are under age 59½ and withdraw money from a traditional IRA or qualified retirement account, you will likely pay both income…
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Retirement account gaffes: Clients’ biggest withdrawal mistakes

This is a great article by Ed Slott. There are ways to avoid the 10% penalty tax for taking money out of your IRA early. But you’d better make sure you understand the rules clearly before taking an early withdrawal. This is a great resource for all the exceptions to the early withdrawal penalty. Baby…
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Michigan Pulls $600 Million From Ken Fisher After Lewd Remarks

I wanted to post this article about Ken Fisher because I know first hand how aggressively he markets his company to retired investors. I’m not one to ever try to disparage my competition in any way. But I think everyone should know the true nature of this organization that is constantly running ads on TV,…
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Tips if you are planning to retire in 2019

Great advice for anyone getting close to retirement, or for someone who is already retired. Figuring out a budget for retirement is really step one. You need to know what’s coming in and what will be going out. Then, you want to make sure you have enough guaranteed lifetime income to cover the essential things.…
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The 10 Commandments of Retirement

This is a great 2-3 minute read, written by Richard Quinn.  His blog can be found at Quinnscommentary.com We’re faced with a host of thorny retirement issues: Keep Social Security solvent. Make Medicare affordable. Many Americans aren’t saving enough. They want to retire earlier than they can reasonably afford. They’re effectively financially illiterate. But in…
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