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.
Tom Fridrich, JD, CLU, ChFC®, Senior Wealth Planner Thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions? Add financial wellbeing to your list. It’s a terrific time to identify goals and opportunities that may put you in a better financial position — not only in the upcoming 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 …
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%.
“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 …
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.