Benefits apply to same-sex and traditional marriages alike Several retirement plan rules apply specifically to married individuals. And these rules hold true for legally married same-sex spouses, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex marriages legal nationwide and ensured that those marriages would enjoy
What if you’re nearing retirement and you determine that your retirement income may not be adequate to meet your retirement expenses? If retirement is just around the corner, you may need to drastically change your spending and saving habits. Saving even a little money can really add up if you do it consistently and earn
If you are a young adult just starting your first job, chances are you face a number of different challenges. College loans, rent, and car payments all may be competing for your hard-earned yet still entry-level paycheck. How can you even consider setting aside money in your employer-sponsored retirement plan now? After all, retirement is decades
As we near the end of the year, many people start to think about whether it makes sense to retire now or keep their career going. There are quite a few considerations to make. One of the most important things to do is to sit down with your financial advisor and make certain that your plan is in place. This blog provides information from our partners at Broadridge that discusses many of the critical elements that should go into your decision.
Throughout your career, you may face important decisions involving your retirement savings plan. For example, if your plan provides for Roth contributions, you’ll want to review the differences between these and traditional pretax contributions to determine the best strategy for your situation. While pretax contributions offer an upfront tax benefit, you’ll have to pay taxes
With just a few short years until you celebrate the major step into retirement, it’s time to begin thinking about when and how you will begin drawing down your retirement plan assets. You might also want to adjust your investment allocations with an eye toward asset protection (although it’s still important to pursue a bit
The latter stage of your career can bring a wide variety of challenges and opportunities. Older children typically come with bigger expenses. College bills may be making their way to your mailbox or inbox. You may find yourself having to take time off unexpectedly to care for aging parents, a spouse, or even yourself. As