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After a hard day at the office, the prospect of retiring to a life of leisure may seem attractive. But if you’re not quite ready to permanently step away from the job, you might want to explore your desires, fears, and abilities.
What happens when retirement isn’t all it was cracked up to be? It might mean returning to work, which may seem logical if you find yourself restless, bored, or otherwise unfulfilled.
In casual conversations, “we need a market correction” has become commonplace. The S&P 500 has doubled since the lows in March of last year. We achieved 55 new all-time highs this year; the previous record of 77 new all-time highs in 1995 is within reach.
If you have followed investment news through traditional media, you have likely heard the theory that a potential increase in the long-term capital gains rate may cause investors to sell all of their positions with unrealized gains ahead of the tax change in the name of avoiding higher future tax rates. At face value this seems like a reasonable theory, but what does historical evidence tell us?
In the U.S., our vision of retirement is evolving. Instead of working to retirement age and stopping, more people are seeking a new and different experience. With all of this talk about the end of retirement, Savant Wealth Management commissioned a study to see what the hard data had to say.
2021 created a new rivalry – those who believe inflation is temporary and others who believe it’s more indefinite. The U.S. inflation rate increased to nearly 5.4% year-over-year as of July 2021, the fastest rate of growth since 2008. Concern about rising inflation in the next few years has been a major point of contention.
Learn more about an approach to investing known as “tax-efficient investing” in our recently updated 3rd edition Approaching Zero Taxes white paper. This group of concepts and investment tax tools can be used to form a tax-efficient investment approach, with the ultimate goal of increasing after-tax returns.
The House Ways and Means Chairman recently released the current House version of the Build Back Better Act that contains pending tax reforms. The new bill contains a few tax surprises worth noting for taxpayers who want to be prepared for the tax climate ahead.
One of the most important decisions to be made when you are retiring or changing jobs is what action to take with your 401(k), 403(b), or any other employer-sponsored retirement plans. Financial advisor Kevin Kingston walks through several considerations in his blog post.
While COVID-induced layoffs and furloughs accelerated retirement plans for some, Savant wanted to learn more about the pandemic’s effects on retirement plans for high-net-worth investors and whether factors like age or gender made a difference. See what our research found.
Retirement may seem a long way off, but there are things you can do to prepare now!
In this webinar recording, financial advisors Ryan Monette and Allison Alexander discuss strategies that can help you prepare to retire.
The concept of retirement – as we know it – has been around for more than a century with a premise of saving for “old age.” Savant’s retirement research paints a different picture of today’s retiree.