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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

What steps might help you sustain and grow your retirement savings? “What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask any group of retirees and pre-retirees this question, “outliving my money” will likely be...

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

What is the Medicare Open Enrollment Period? The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is the time during which Medicare beneficiaries can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plan costs and coverage...

 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Breaking down the basics & what each part covers. Whether your 65th birthday is on the horizon or decades away, you should understand the parts of Medicare – what they cover and where they come from. Parts A & B: Original...

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

If you are opening an individual retirement account (IRA) for the first time or need a refresher course on the specifics of IRA ownership, here are some facts for your consideration. IRAs in AmericaIRAs continue to play an increasingly...

 

Monday, July 8, 2019

 

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Friday, June 7, 2019

The Roth IRA is a powerful tax-favored retirement option since it can offer a hedge against future tax-rate increases. But beyond tax planning considerations, Roth IRAs have several important advantages over traditional IRAs:1. Unlike...

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Healthcare takes a bigger share of Social Security benefits as you age Many people expect that they will be able to live on less income in retirement. Some expenses clearly will fall for some (such as mortgage payments and commuting...

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

One thing “to do” during National Social Security Month By Vonda VanTil Grand Rapids, Michigan It’s National Social Security Month. If there’s only one thing that you do this month related to Social Security, do...

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

After years of investing for retirement and other goals, you may have accumulated a substantial portfolio. If you're approaching or already enjoying retirement, there are important steps that you can take to help ensure that your...

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Steps to reaching financial wellness include having a budget, an emergency fund, a good credit score, and retirement savings. If you don't have a financial plan, that question may be hard to answer. To achieve financial wellness, you...