According to a 2022 survey by Voya Financial, 66 percent of Americans are worried about how inflation will affect their ability to save for retirement, and 43 percent have had to tap into finances that they previously had set aside for retirement of because of inflation₃.
Let me start by saying that being financially successful does not involve magic or secret formulas. Rather, it is the result of being disciplined with your money. It means setting a budget so that you spend wisely and are consistently investing money for your future.
A true retirement system will ensure that all potential roadblocks have been anticipated before you clock out from work on your last day. If there’s anything we know for sure, it’s that life is uncertain, and we should expect it to throw us a few curve balls from time to time.
The 2022 midterm elections resulted in a change to local taxes that penalize those high earners with a so-called Massachusetts “millionaire tax” that state voters just approved by a margin of about 52% to 48%.
With most pensions, there are a number distribution options that you can choose from. For example, you can an income stream based on your life or that of your life and your spouse.
Whether you have an income plan in place or not, the so-called “number” that many Americans are striving for is increasing. In today’s uncertain economy, rising inflation and market volatility are causing many to become more conservative in their estimates.
While some folks have made huge profits investing in crypto, it’s a very volatile and high-risk asset and relying on it to help fund your retirement could be a dangerous move, especially because it isn’t as well regulated as most other investments you can purchase today. This week I’d like to dig into some of the risks you might face if you’re considering a crypto investment.
The IRS has announced that it is adjusting a number of current rules to help us better weather the impact of the current inflation, and this will mean some real tax savings for some taxpayers next year.
Now, new laws involving taxes always come with some questions, but usually the IRS clears these up promptly. But in the case of the SECURE Act, it seemed like the IRS was floundering for answers, leaving many at risk of paying penalties due to misinformation and in some cases, no information.
Folks, there’s no magical formula or strategy that will make us inflation-proof, and we all know that we can’t control the markets. But you can control to some degree what you spend and save.