SECURE 2.0 Act Aims to Increase Retirement Savings for Americans
By Jamie Hopkins, Managing Partner, Wealth Solutions The SECURE 2.0 Act has passed, making it the largest retirement legislation since the original Secure Act hit in the late 2019.
Charitable Giving Strategies in a High-Income Year
Tom Fridrich, JD, CLUⓇ, ChFCⓇ, Senior Wealth Planner The end of the year offers an ideal opportunity to look both forward and back — reflecting on recent achievements, while setting goals for the upcoming months. For many of my clients, it’s also a time to review their finances and i …
5 Charts Showing the Strength of the Labor Market
Last Friday, yet another strong payroll report was released with the headlines stating payrolls grew 263,000 in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.
7 Things to Know About the Historically Strong Fourth Quarter
“You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time.” —Shelby Cullom Davis We all blinked, and it is now October. This can be a good thing if you’re hoping for some higher stock prices. As this great quote by Shelby Cullom Davis above explains, it is …
Stop Overlooking These Valuable Workplace Benefits
Kevin Oleszewski, CFP®, Senior Wealth Planner It’s hard to fathom, but there are a lot of employee benefits that people aren’t using correctly — or aren’t using at all.
10 Answers to Questions About the Bear Market
2022 has been historically difficult for investors so far, and it’s likely you have questions. We’re here to answer some of the most common questions we’re hearing nowadays.
Your Most Common Social Security Questions Answered
Chances are good we’ve all felt a bit like Rachel on “Friends” when she peruses her first paycheck in bewilderment and says, “Who’s FICA? And why’s he taking all my money?”
Claiming Your Social Security Benefits Early: When It May Not Pay to Wait
Ryan Yamada, CFP®, Senior Wealth Planner We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom when it comes to claiming Social Security: you should wait as long as you can before claiming benefits. Wait right up to age 70, if possible. After all, that’s when you would get the greatest monthly benefit.
How Much Do I Need to Retire? Planning for Your Unique Retirement Needs
By Craig Lemoine, Ph.D., CFP®, Director of Consumer Investment Research “How much do I need for retirement?” It’s a question I often hear, and one that seems straightforward enough to tackle. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t quite so simple.
Paying for Health Care in Retirement
By Ryan Yamada, Senior Wealth Planner When putting away for retirement, we often dream about all the things we’ll be able to do with that money – traveling, going out to eat, maybe trying new hobbies.
Senate Addresses Taxes, Deficit, Inflation, Health Care in Proposed Bill
By Jamie Hopkins, Managing Director, Wealth Services Sonu Varghese, Director, Investment Platforms; and Ryan Detrick, Chief Market Strategist, contributed to this report. Senate Democrats have reached a general agreement on a bill to address climate change, taxes, health care, inflation …