Am I saving enough for "retirement"? How do we think about saving in general and balancing saving for shorter term goals as well? In this installment of Behind The Curtain, Seth and I discuss a framework for thinking about savings when you are in your 30s & 40s. It's not just about saving for this [...]
The question we've been getting more often from retirees living off withdrawals from their portfolio is " Should I take less money out of my accounts given the market decline?". In the 3rd episode of Behind the Curtain, Seth Corkin and I share our conversation addressing this question.
We talk about the role of bonds in your portfolio as the "safer" component of your money. But how safe are they in times like this? In the second installment of Behind the Curtain, Rene and I share a clip of our conversation addressing this question.
Late last night the Senate passed an economic stimulus package which is expected to be passed by the House and voted into law. Most importantly, we want to focus this update on areas that will be helpful to those most impacted. We’ve been reading through the broad array of information in the 883 page bill! [...]
We haven’t heard the term “bipartisan support” used too frequently as of late. However, the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019” (aka the SECURE Act) seems to be an exception to the rule. The SECURE Act was passed by the House of Representatives almost unanimously (417-3 in favor). At its very [...]
I am 32 and max out my retirement savings every year through 401k and IRA. I also save an equivalent amount that I put into savings/investment accounts. How should I think about trading off between maximizing my contributions to retirement accounts versus putting less in my retirement accounts so I have more liquid assets to put [...]
What happens to your 401k if you quit your job/move to another company? Shaun Erickson CFP® Boston, MAWhen you leave, you will typically be given information on your options for your 401k plan. Generally, you have a few options: 1) Leave it in the plan (not all companies allow this option) 2) Cash out (pay tax and [...]
If I'm around the limit for a Roth IRA (110k single I believe), should I open a traditional IRA as well? I'm starting to max my 401k and want to open an IRA as well and start maxing it. 1 person found this answer helpful Shaun Erickson CFP® Boston, MA You should discuss the benefits of this with your [...]