Estate planning is an action that’s not always at the top of someone’s to-do list. While it might not seem like an urgent act, you never know what could happen and it’s always better to be over prepared than under prepared. If you have any preferences for how your assets will be handled if you were to pass away or become incapacitated, estate planning is essential.
If you’re planning to retire within the next 10 years, it’s important that you fully understand what your financial future is going to look like. Establishing a comfortable retirement takes time and is challenging for many people, but there are things you can do to solidify your finances and better prepare for the life you envision.
The initial asset allocation of your investment portfolio is crucial for long-term financial success. However, investments are not something that can be left unmaintained for years. Occasionally, the market will change, or your risk level will fluctuate. To make sure your target asset allocation stays consistent, you need to rebalance your investment portfolio.
Investing in different assets is one of the best ways to improve your long-term financial stability. It allows you to build equity over time and diversify your investment portfolio for the best return. However, when it comes to building a portfolio, many people aren’t sure where to start or how to view individual assets under one cohesive system.
When first considering your investment options, many people decide to utilize a 401(k) for their retirement plans. This is often due to an appealing employer's plan for company matching. Unfortunately, if you leave the company where your 401(k) resides for any reason other than retirement, you'll need to take action regarding 401(k) rollover.
It's been many years since the US economy has experienced meaningful inflationary pressure.
Considering the record amounts of stimulus and deficit spending that is taking place in 2020,
now may be the right time to “inflation-proof” your investments.
Being self-employed brings freedom to build your own business or career path. For many, working for others just isn't an option. Of course, the downside of being the boss is the inherent responsibility to oversee every aspect of your operation seven days a week.
One of the best aspects of being a wealth manager is helping people achieve their financial goals. For many people, talking about money or finance is generally a turnoff. I get that. Some elements are confusing. It’s not like accounting or investment courses were a requirement while we were in school. I know that a conversation about how money, investments, or retirement plans work can put some to sleep.
For anyone with a traditional IRA, the option of converting to a Roth IRA is something to consider. Each individual and their circumstances ultimately determine if a conversion is right for them; but some years offer more reasons to convert than others. 2020 is shaping up to be one of those years.