Retirement assets may be a very large part of a person’s estate at death. It’s important to consider the income tax ramifications of naming a beneficiary, as well as protecting those assets for the beneficiaries. This article considers some of these issues. 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Assets … [Read more...] about 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Assets
Retirement takes planning. This article includes milestone ages, such as when you must begin taking distributions from retirement plans. The article also includes links to resources which will be helpful in your retirement planning process. Age-Related Retirement Milestones … [Read more...] about Age-Related Retirement Milestones
Many factors go into retirement decisions. This article examines many of those factors, such as where to retire, access to healthcare, income taxation, estate taxation, property taxation, etc. This article includes many links to helpful lists. Retirement is Complicated … [Read more...] about Retirement is Complicated
Although some people count the years, then months, then days until they can retire, others never seem to retire. If you are one of the people who cannot imagine not working, who hasn’t even bought a rocking chair yet, and who actually enjoys your job…there is encouraging news. It turns out that working longer may mean living longer. A 30 year study conducted by Shell Oil found that people who waited until age 65 to retire actually lived longer than those who choose to retire at age 55. While … [Read more...] about Working Longer May Mean Living Longer
You put in all those years of slaving away only to hit your retirement age and wonder what you'll do with all your free time. You can travel, of course, or maybe finally get to all those home projects that have been building up over the years. Or you could go back to work. Working after retiring has become more commonplace as seniors find themselves bored or unable to live on the money they receive from Social Security, pensions, investments, savings or IRAs. Working after retirement doesn't … [Read more...] about I’ve Retired… Now What?