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Free Financial Planning Reports
Published January 1, 2013. A 2013 outlook on the economy and what it means for your financial investments.
Social Security Report (NEW!)
Written by Keith Springer - Published February 1, 2013. Everything you need to know about Social Security regulations, and how and when to take your benefits.
Keith Springer's brand new special report, published February 28, 2012, The Rules of Retirement Have Changed - How to create your own rock solid retirement plan.
The kit for all your Retirement Planning needs. This kit provides information on planning for your retirement, estate, and everything else. Also, included are answers to your biggest questions about retirement.
As millions of baby boomers ready themselves for retirement, most are not doing nearly enough! To make matters worse, rising healthcare costs, overextended long-term-care capacity, under-funded retirements and the looming Social Security crises could all converge at the most inopportune time and create a Perfect Storm.
Most people are not forced to retire anymore, so depending on your health, the ball is in your court. Often the biggest reason to retire early is to do something different and or just work part-time.
Use the following checklist to be sure you and your advisors have covered all the key points of income, tax, asset, and risk planning in creating your plan.
Forces are combining to make planning for outliving your resources more important than it has been in the past. Old rules of thumb for spending your assets in retirement, called decumulation, need to be reconsidered.
Understanding the reality of your financial future is important to understand the reality of investing. Let’s start by acknowledging that we are all subject to conditioning and that our beliefs are not necessarily accurate.
Making the right choice with your 401k can be the difference between retiring comfortably…or not.
Managing your own money is a daunting task, both physically and emotionally. Making important decisions about our finances as we approach and live in retirement is critical to maintaining our way of life.
Life changes when you are living your goals rather than aspiring toward them. Suddenly, you have more to lose than to gain and you want to know how to keep what you have. Building and generating wealth is no longer the most important thing in this stage of life, but preservation of wealth is vital.
Flipping the switch from work to retirement mode is not quite like flipping a switch to light a room. It is not a black and white transition. And neither is handling your investment accounts during the change.
In 2010 the $100,000 income threshold was lifted for ROTH conversions, but the rules surrounding Roth IRAs are complicated with serious tax and income implications for the unschooled.
A good estate plan allows for transfers of wealth to take place at minimum cost (including taxes) and insures that the wealth ends up in the hands of proper beneficiaries with a minimum of hassle.
Being able to tap the equity in their homes for retirement income or financial support may be a retirees saving grace. Reverse mortgages provide a way to do this, while ensuring that homeowners can continue to reside in their homes for the remainder of their lives.
Many people who decide to use a free calculator to plan for their retirement will find out too late that those calculators are simply not designed to be a financial plan, but merely to give a "starting point" or "wake up call".
Answers to the most common retirement questions, such as: Where will my retirement come from? If inflation averages 5%, how much will I need in the future? What percentage of my final working earnings will I need in retirement income?
The two biggest enemies of most investors are fear and greed. If you can get a grip on these emotions, and gain a deeper understanding of the true risks you face as an investor, you may stand a much better chance of achieving.
Preferred stocks can be a great addition to your portfolio, whether you are looking for higher yield than CD’s or money markets, or to provide stability in a volatile market.
Keith is the founder and president of Springer Financial Advisors in Sacramento, CA. He has been providing professional financial advice for more than 27 years, specializing in wealth management solutions for even the most complex individual and institutional portfolios worldwide.
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