Tag: Financial planning

Beware of Tax Torpedoes and the IRMAA Cliff

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.

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Retirement Planning with Rising Rates and Inflation

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!

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When A Loved One Dies

When  a loved one dies, it can be a bit chaotic. I remember when my parents passed away, they had lived a very long and happy life. 

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Like the S&P 500 Index?

Like indexing?  Like the S&P?  You can get an index fund!  Sounds good.  Let’s face it, most (virtually all) investment management companies fail to beat the S&P index on a consistent basis.  We all know that.

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