DO YOU FEEL SECURE ABOUT RETIREMENT?

What is the one thing we do not want to happen in retirement? I say death, but as this is an investment and finance blog- RUNNING OUT OF MONEY! Financial professionals recommend to maintain your current lifestyle in retirement, you need about 70-90% of your FINAL income, EACH YEAR. If your retirement final income is $100,000 you need $70,000 to $90,000 annual income. Because of the extension of life expectancy and ...

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SMART PEOPLE (AND THE IRA) ARE INCREASING 2019 401-K, IRA, ROTH IRA OR SEP CONTRIBUTIONS/LIMITS

In 2018, the Federal Government increased maximum allowable contributions to retirement plans, such as 401-K, IRA, ROTH IRA and SEP plans. Why is Congress being generous and increasing retirement contributions? A. Congress really cares about our welfare. They want to help taxpayers. B. This is an automatic inflationary increase. Congress makes inflationary increases to contribution limits biannually. C. Congress is worried and panicking majority of Americans cannot afford to retire and will further ...

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DO YOU WANT TO CRUSH THE MIDDLING 401-K INVESTORS? THREE FUNDS THAT’S ALL WE NEED!

  Years ago I worked for BP Oil and Gas. BP had the best 401-K plan I have contributed to, matching seven percent of my salary, IF I contributed my seven percent. Easy decision! But one thing I found interesting (the British usage) was the huge number of funds we had to select from. It was well over 200 funds we could choose from. Maybe you love choices, but for many people ...

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DO NOT DONATE YOUR HARD EARBED MONEY FROM YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS TO COLLEGES TO PAY FOR YOUR KIDS EDUCATION!

Years ago, due to a layoff, my friend faced the dilemma of cashing in his 401-K Plan for his kids education or letting them take college loans. Today this is a common dilemma many parents face. Seventy five percent of parents report a willingness to delay retirement to help their kids get through college. It is expected by 2024, ~25% of those 65 and older will ...

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