S.M.A.R.T. Retirement Planning

You CANNOT get a loan for retirement…

You CAN get a loan to pay for a vacation, a new car, a new home, college tuition, private school tuition, plastic surgery…but you CANNOT borrow for retirement. So don’t delay!!!

The 3-Legged Stool of Retirement

Pension

Fewer companies are offering retirement benefits these days – and for those that do, many are scaling back their plans. Will your pension be enough?

Social Security

It started out with 40 workers contributing for one retiree in 1940’s, now it’s 3 for one. Do you think there’s still Social Security when you retire?

Personal Savings

38 millions Americans live paycheck to paycheck. And only 59% of adults says they have savings. Do you have enough savings?

  • maximize retirement savings to at least beat inflation
  • maximize federal income tax benefits,
  • protect your income & assets
  • proper estate planning
Tax now

TAX NOW

Brokerage account

Certificate of deposit

Checking account

Savings Account

 

Tax later

TAX LATER

401k/403(b)

Annuity

SEP IRA

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Traditional IRA

Tax never

TAX NEVER

Life Insurance

Health Savings Account

ROTH IRA

ROTH TSP

Related article: Tax-free Retirement

The rule of thumb is you’ll need twenty (20) times of your current annual income for a comfortable retirement.
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Long Term Care Insurance

Estate Planning

Final Expenses

Are you also saving for college?

Author: Anna

I believe in the power of applied knowledge - learning something new and using that knowledge to do good. We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet most of us work hard for our money and have nothing to show. My mission is to educate families from all walks of life about the importance of financial planning...