Recently we’ve been approached by a few prospective clients who are just about to retire and would like a financial plan. Most have worked hard for years and now want to stop working. They are unsure how many more years they will want or be able to work. They have some money saved but have never really figured out whether they have enough to retire.
Submitted by Kate Hennessy on April 18, 2019
As I get older, I’ve become more curious about Social Security. I’m in my mid 40s and I have been paying into the system since high school. Hopefully, I’m 20+ years out from claiming benefits but given how fast life goes by, it’s never too early to start thinking about and planning for Social Security. It’s a topic that many people shy away from, but in planning for your financial future, it’s an income stream that needs to be accounted for in a financial plan.
To kick off our series of articles on this topic, I am starting with 5 myths about Social Security:
If you have anxiety about outliving your retirement savings, you have company. Roughly 37 percent of current retirees say outliving their money is a big worry.
How to Avoid Retirement Woes
For the week ended April 12th, 2019 U.S. stocks gained a bit with earnings season slowly beginning and core inflation levels coming in contained.