Posts Tagged: retirement

What’s an RMD?

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The short answer: a Required Minimum Distribution.  Do you have an IRA or 401K?  You cannot defer your taxes indefinitely.  The general rule states that, once you attain age 70.5, you must start taking taxable withdrawals from your account.  To make the discussion easy, I will speak on IRA a...
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Retirement on the Horizon

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As some of our clients know, I’ll be retiring after 30 years of working in the financial planning industry: 15 years for Gagen & Co. and for the last 15 years with Inspired Financial. The time as flown by. I started out as a secretary (old fashioned job description) that evolved into Director ...
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Is That Really Your Money?

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When you look at your monthly brokerage statement, you see the values and what has happened in your account over the last 30 days.  It’s pretty simple math: “You started there, you finished here, and what happened to cause the changes—dividends (increase), market gains (increase), market decl...
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Financial Planning for Women – Part 3 (Long-Term Care)

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In my previous blog post, Financial Planning for Women – Part 2 (Social Security), I talked about how the guidance we provide in the early years of retirement places women in the best possible position to live their final years with grace, security, and dignity. In this post, we will discuss L...
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Financial Planning for Women – Part 2 (Social Security)

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In my previous blog post, Financial Planning for Women – Part 1, I talked about how women will generally live longer than their male counterparts, with less in their portfolio later in life, and with less loved ones available to take care of them. In this post, we look at Social Security and discu...
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Financial Planning for Women – Part 1

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Since Inspired Financial specializes in working with women, we are often asked, "Why do you provide financial planning for women?" Women's financial needs are underserved and often overlooked in the financial planning profession. Awareness of these needs must be brought to light during the planni...
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Happiness in Retirement

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One of the great transitions in many people’s lives is going from employment to retirement. Between pursuing old or newly found passions, babysitting the grandchildren, traveling, or volunteering, many of our retired clients are now busier than they were during their working years! However, aft...
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Benefits of a Professional Fiduciary

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Family strife when a family member dies is a sad and often tragic thing.  Yes, when funds are short, but I want to talk here about when the funds are plenty but the emotions of greed and fear get involved, or pride and even criminal behavior rear their ugly heads.  What could a good parent do to h...
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