Cutter family finance
2023 ushered in an 8.7% increase, the largest raise in Social Security benefits in over forty years. Don’t get me wrong, this was a welcome increase and has helped millions of Social Security recipients. At least a little bit. But was it enough?
If you have money in your company’s 401k or in a traditional IRA, you may be considering converting these funds into a Roth IRA now while tax rates are historically low. The idea is that if you pay income tax on your retirement money now – especially when many account balances are significantly down – future gains in the Roth are tax free. But you need to understand the 5-year Rule.
As the saying goes, “Out with the old and in with the new”. With each year comes the ability to learn from the past and make the next year even better. And while we may not have control over the markets or inflation, that doesn’t mean we still don’t have opportunities to boost our finances in 2023.