Have you recently changed jobs or retired? Not sure what to do with your retirement savings plan? If so, we suggest completing either a direct transfer to your new job’s retirement plan or requesting an IRA rollover – a common and useful financial move – so you don’t leave your money behind. Rollovers between workplace … Continue reading “Tips for Rollovers and Withdrawals from Employer Retirement Plans and IRAs”
Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives. What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for 2017? We provide our list of a few “To-Dos” for the year that might prove useful: Can you contribute more to your retirement … Continue reading “Kendall Capital’s 2017 Financial To-Do List”
Each October, the Internal Revenue Service announces changes to annual contribution limits for IRAs and workplace retirement plans. Are any of these limits rising for 2017? Will IRA contribution limits go up? Unfortunately, no. Annual contributions for Roth and traditional IRAs remain capped at $5,500 for 2017, with an additional $1,000 catch-up contribution permitted for … Continue reading “2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits”
How will your money habits change in 2017? What decisions or behaviors might help your personal finances, your retirement prospects, or your net worth? Each year presents a “clean slate,” so as we start 2017, it is natural to think about what you might do (or do differently) in the 12 months ahead. Financially speaking, … Continue reading “Making & Keeping Financial New Year’s Resolutions”
As Year’s End approaches, now is a great time to review your retirement account(s) and insurance beneficiaries to ensure your heirs receive a fair share of your wealth and that your invested assets go where you want them to when you die. If you have a proper will or estate plan in place, you will … Continue reading “Tell Your Beneficiaries about Your Accounts and Policies”
The average Social Security recipient will receive a whopping $5 per month raise next year. In 2017, Social Security’s mean monthly benefit is projected to rise, from the current $1,355, by this scant amount because of low yearly inflation measured by the federal government. Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) are tied to changes in the … Continue reading “A Small Change to Social Security in 2017 with a Possible Medicare Premium Hike”
Do you have a 529 College Savings Plan? A 529 plan is a tax exempt, college savings account for a designated beneficiary, which could be a child, grandchild, great-grandchild or even a great-great grandchild. Before you call your financial advisor to have a check distributed for the designated beneficiary’s college expenses, you may want to … Continue reading “The 529 Plan – Your Legacy, Funding Education, and Your Retirement”
We all have a vision of the way retirement should be, yet it helps to plan for retirement with some pragmatism. Fate may alter the course of our retirement in unanticipated ways. As we plan for the next act of life, we may want to think about some life and financial factors that are often … Continue reading “Retirement Planning Blindspots”
What steps might help you sustain and grow your retirement savings? If your retirement lasts 20, 30, or even 40 years, how well do you think your retirement savings will hold up? What financial steps could you take in your retirement to prevent those savings from eroding? As you think ahead, consider the following possibilities and realities.
The “File and Suspend” provision of Social Security is going to end come April, and you should take advantage of it while you still have the chance! It’s important to be proactive and have a plan established so that no matter what the government might institute, you have options and control of your financial future.