Recently, I’ve had a few folks ask me about inflation, given how high it is right now and how much airtime the media is giving it. Inflation – at least as we’re currently experiencing – is an issue that doesn’t seem to have one clear, specific root cause, despite what you may hear from media pundits.
Investing for retirement is a long game and the rules aren’t the same for everyone.
Folks often feel overwhelmed by the number of factors we need to consider as we build their retirement plan. It can seem confusing and overwhelming which can easily lead to procrastination.
Folks, we have not seen this type of inflation in a generation. So, while we’ve talked about inflation here before, this week I want to use our time together to take a deeper look at just what is driving inflation.
No one can predict a potentially pending recession, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Now would be the time to make sure you have a downside risk mitigation program as the nucleus of your retirement system.
As individual investors we need to evaluate not only the current headlines and investment firm predictions but our own unique needs and holdings. Reading conflicting opinions and predictions online is not the real knowledge we need to make the right decisions.
Aside from the typical market risk you are subject to, Target Date Funds have other risks that must be understood.
The countdown to Tax Day is on and for many it isn’t a pretty sight. Many COVID-related tax breaks have expired, and some folks will find themselves paying in more to make up for financial concessions during the pandemic.
Those preparing for retirement tend to find the abundance of financial information and advice available online to be overwhelming and frustrating.
A lot of folks depend on RMDs to provide retirement income, for sure. But if you have other assets to get you through, consider one of these strategies to help limit your withdrawals and potentially save on taxes.