Category Archives: Retirement Planning

Why Inflation Is Your Enemy

Everyone knows about inflation, right?  It's causes the prices of things to go up over time.  When you're in your working and saving years, this isn't a huge deal and isn't always very noticeable.  Why is that?  Because while you're working, your pay is most likely going up every year, often at a rate greater…
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46% Of Millennials Think They Need $1000 To Start Investing. Is That True?

This is an interesting article by Emmie Martin with CNBC (with a few tweaks of my own). Many millennials may be hesitant to invest in the stock market out of fear of another collapse, but there's also a strong contingent who simply don't know that they're eligible to start. A recent survey from financial services app Twine found that…
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7 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Savings

This was a great article I found from U.S. News & World Report by Tom Sightings, with a few of my own additions. Running out of money is one of the biggest fears people have after they retire. But there are lots of ways to prevent outliving your savings and put your mind at ease…
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How Tax Law Changes Will Affect Your Charitable Giving Deductions

The 2018 tax law changes still allow you to deduct charitable donations, but due to some differences in the new law, many of you will no longer benefit from your charitable donations.  The standard deduction for a couple is now increased to $24,000.  This means that it may be in your best interest to take…
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