Category Archives: Retirement

Make Too Much to Fund a Roth IRA? These Three Strategies Could Help You!

Taxes drive a lot of our personal finance and many everyday decisions. Strategies to minimize taxes, both now and in retirement, drive many investing decisions as well. One potential way to minimize taxes in retirement is by investing in a Roth IRA. With a Roth IRA, the account is funded with after-tax dollars by making […]

Roth IRAs Have Some Significant Benefits. Here’s How They Could Help You.

You’ve probably heard of a Roth IRA — it’s a retirement account that you can contribute to with after-tax dollars. Though there is no up-front tax break, dividends, interest, and capital gains are tax-free as your account grows. When you make a qualifying withdrawal after you retire (or at age 59 ½), you don’t have […]

The Retirement Mindgame

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What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your retirement begins with your perception of retirement? A whole field of study has emerged on the psychology of saving, spending, and investing: behavioral finance. Since retirement saving is a behavior (and since other behaviors influence it), […]

A Retirement Gender Gap

What is the retirement outlook for the average fifty-something working woman? As a generalization, less sunny than that of a man in her age group. Most middle-class retirees get their income from three sources. An influential 2016 National Institute on Retirement Security study called them the “three-legged stool” of retirement. Social Security provides some of […]