4 05, 2020

How The Coronavirus Shutdown Could Affect You in the Long-Term

Recent events have everyone wondering when a sense of normalcy will return. But the answer isn’t as simple as hoping for a date when stay-at-home orders will be lifted. No one knows if there is a long recession to come, or if the economy will bounce back in the near future. Although things may seem [...]

3 03, 2020

Retirement Planning in a Volatile Market

The recent market volatility surrounding the coronavirus may have you concerned, especially if you’re approaching or already in retirement.  Feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and uneasiness are all common during any scary and volatile market.  These feelings are normal and sometimes it can be beneficial to take a step back and look at the big picture.  We can’t [...]

28 01, 2020

New Year, New Law Pt. 4: 4 Ways the SECURE Act Could Affect Your 401(k)

Here’s proof that funding retirement has changed: In 1970, 45% of private sector employees were covered by a pension plan.[1] Now, 4% are covered.[2] Pensions have largely been replaced by 401(k), IRAs, and similar retirement plans, and retirees must find a way to make their savings last throughout retirement. The SECURE Act responds to this [...]

20 01, 2020

New Year, New Law Pt. 3: 4 Ways the SECURE Act Makes Saving for Retirement Easier

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is a response to a changing retirement landscape: Americans are living and working longer, working part-time in retirement, and are less likely to have the option to rely solely on pensions. When personal savings must stretch further, it’s important for retirees to have a plan [...]

13 01, 2020

New Year, New Law Pt. 2: Time to Review Your Estate Plan

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is the biggest piece of retirement legislation to be passed in years. It will undoubtedly have a major effect on how many Americans approach retirement planning, and particularly estate planning. We’re covering these changes throughout the month and focusing on the elimination of ‘stretch’ IRAs [...]

5 01, 2020

New Year, New Law: What’s in the Secure Act?

Donald Trump ended 2019 by signing a 2020 spending bill that includes the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. It’s the biggest piece of retirement legislation to be passed in years and it will undoubtedly have a major effect on how many Americans approach retirement and estate planning. This month we’ll cover [...]

23 12, 2019

3 Tips for Financial Health for the New Year

A recent Northwestern Mutual survey found that 41% of Americans are stressed about retirement planning, and 46% worry about outliving their savings.[1] And with 62% of Americans stressed about money in general[2], it’s surprising that only 28% of Americans will actually make New Year’s resolutions that are financial in nature, according to a MassMutual survey[3]. [...]