The SECURE 2.0 legislation included in the $1.7 trillion appropriations bill passed late last year builds on changes established by the original Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE 1.0) enacted in 2019. SECURE 2.0 includes significant changes to the rules that apply to … [Read more...]
Five Ways SECURE 2.0 Changes the RMD Rules
The timing, amount, and tax consequences associated with Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) might run the risk of throwing a wrench in your financial plans. It doesn’t have to be that way. This checklist covers important factors you need to know when reviewing your RMDs: What Issues Should I … [Read more...]
What Issues Should I Consider at the Start of the Year?
The start of the year is a great time for a financial check-up. As you reflect back on the prior year, you may be motivated to consider making changes for the future. If you are looking to make a fresh start this year, here is a checklist that covers fundamental financial considerations: What … [Read more...]
Medicare Open Enrollment: How are costs changing for 2023?
Medicare's Open Enrollment Period — which runs from October 15 through December 7 — is your annual opportunity to switch your current Medicare health and prescription drug plans to ones that better suit your needs. Just in time for Open Enrollment, 2023 Medicare premiums, deductibles, and other … [Read more...]
How Much Annual Income Can Your Retirement Portfolio Provide?
Your retirement lifestyle will depend not only on your assets and investment choices, but also on how quickly you draw down your retirement portfolio. The annual percentage that you take out of your portfolio, whether from returns or the principal itself, is known as your withdrawal rate. Figuring … [Read more...]