So You’re Retired – Now What?

Most qualified retirement plans offer significant tax benefits - if you're willing to follow a few IRS-specified rules, that is. The federal government wants to make...

How Social Security Works

The Social Security program was signed into law in 1935 after the nation had endured more than a half-decade of the Great Depression. It was intended...

Retirement Expenses

How Living Expenses Change During Retirement There are some upsides to being a retiree - senior discounts, lower taxes, subsidized healthcare, and regular Social Security checks...

Bridging The Income Gap

Bridging The Income Gap Social Security was never designed to be an individual's sole source of retirement income. Instead, it was meant to bridge the gap between people's income from...

IRA Conversions

IRA Conversions The Roth IRA offers a number of advantages over its traditional counterpart. These include: Tax-free distributions at retirement Ability to continue making contributions beyond age 70-1/2...

Retirement Basics

Retirement Basics

Planning for The "Golden Years" There's a saying that if you have your health, you have everything. Well, that's not exactly true - without adequate resources,...