When the topic of long-term care arises, some people have the attitude that “it won’t happen to me.” According to AARP, about 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care assistance during retirement.
With so many people offering financial advice, how can you know who to trust? Here’s a six-step checklist to help evaluate a financial planner.
Gain insight into whether your planner’s priorities mirror your own.
As university professionals approach retirement, they leave behind the sheltered environment of a university setting and enter a world that resembles self-employment. They will have to pay themselves regular salaries, find health and life insurance coverage, and take full responsibility for their financial security for the rest of their lives. This report provides guidance on preparing for this transition.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides coverage to millions of Americans. Understanding the basics of Medicare is essential for anyone who wants to make informed decisions about their healthcare coverage. Here are six things you need to know.
Will 2023 be the year you retire? If so, it’s time to understand how much you need to maintain your desired lifestyle, how to budget successfully, improve your cash flow, if needed, and be able to handle additional expenses as they arise.
A complex financial life leaves more room to miss key things, may needlessly enhance tax liability, and potentially leaves fewer assets behind for heirs. For those edging closer to retirement, the biggest questions are: How do I begin to simplify my financial life? What does simplification even look like?
In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive world, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that your job should be your top priority. Your work is important, but it shouldn’t consume your entire life. Establishing clear boundaries is essential to maintain a healthy work-life balance. After all, a fulfilling life outside of work is just as crucial as a successful career.
We have found much of the uncertainty of retirement falls into one of three categories: financial, family, and emotional. With these tips, we believe you will be better prepared to success fully adjust to the post-career phase.
You may be diligent about saving for retirement, but do you have a plan for your remaining assets when you die? Estate planning is a critical part of the financial planning process. In this video, we’ll show you how to help avoid four mistakes that can negatively impact university employees and their heirs.
When we sit down with university professionals, it’s common for them to have several retirement and investment accounts. Perhaps they’ve worked at multiple universities, or their university went through a retirement plan custodian change. This report will help you understand the three potential hidden risks of consolidation and provide you with an alternative way to consider managing your many accounts.
In this report, we explore possible reasons why taxes might increase in the future and some effective tax-planning techniques that you can employ today to capitalize on the presently low rates. The ultimate objective is to help you maintain control over your tax obligations during retirement.
One of the simplest ways to improve return on your portfolio is to reduce overall taxes on your investments – a decision today that can help lay the foundation for the retirement lifestyle you want tomorrow. Taking the time to review the makeup of your financial assets from a tax standpoint allows you to maximize the unique tools available to you as university faculty.