Looking for retirement security?
Government spending has been out of control for decades and Congress needs to raise revenue. So, they passed The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act in December 2019. It may secure the government’s future; but, one provision may make your heir’s retirement a little less secure.
Tax traps are waiting. Did you it’s possible to be smack in the middle of the 22% tax bracket, yet taking an additional $1,000 in income could make that additional money taxable at 40%? It can happen to some taxpayers. In fact, there are other pitfalls many aren’t aware of, as well.
If you’re a baby boomer, you may want to begin your Social Security planning early – and it’s especially true when it comes to claiming Social Security! Today it’s different from when your parents filed their claims: they just went down to the Social Security office and put in the paperwork! Today, it’s far more complicated.
Retirement planning was much easier during working years than the challenge of managing after retirement. During the working years it’s relatively simple: just keep stashing money into your retirement plan and let the markets, over decades, do the rest!
There may be times when a Roth conversion may be advantageous; but there are others when it may not be your best move.