Author: Will Kenton

retirement withdrawals

Your Guide to Developing a Retirement Withdrawals Strategy

  You’ve spent your entire working career saving and investing for retirement. Now it’s time to develop a retirement withdrawals strategy. When you are thinking about withdrawing money from your retirement accounts, it’s important to come up with a strategy that ensures that your savings are going to last for a lifetime, are used efficiently,…

Making the most of Social Security

6 Insider Tips for Getting the Most from Social Security

Mary Beth Franklin is a nationally recognized expert in Social Security claiming strategies, she is also a frequent public speaker. And, she literally wrote the book (Maximizing Your Clients’ Social Security Retirement Benefits) that retirement planning experts use to advise clients on Social Security. She offers you her Social Security expertise with six insider tips…

reverse retirement

Reverse Retirement: Find Out Why So Many Retirees Are Going Back to Work

An astonishing number of retirees “reverse” retirement – they quit their lives of leisure and go back to work either part or full time. Is retirement really not all that it is cracked up to be? Going backward is rarely a good idea, but reversing back into a compelling job can actually have far-reaching benefits.…

Net Unrealized Appreciation

Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA): The Tax Smart Way to Handle Company Stock in a Rollover

If you have company stock in a 401(k), you will want to learn about Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) and how to minimize taxes when you rollover these funds to an IRA. Should You Rollover? Once you leave a job, or reach age 59 ½ you have the option to move your 401(k) into an Individual…

overlooked retirement costs

8 Retirement Costs Overlooked by a Majority of Americans

Key retirement costs are being overlooked by the clear majority of Americans. (Probably not you though, especially if you are a NewRetirement Planner subscriber, but, keep reading to make sure.) According to a 2020 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), fewer than 4 in 10 Americans “have planned for emergency expenses or calculated…

orchid or dandelion

When It Comes to Retirement, Are You an Orchid or a Dandelion?

Dr. Thomas Boyce is a pediatrician and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. His best-selling book The Orchid and the Dandelion summarizes two types of individuals: dandelions (hardy and propagating) and orchids (requires extraordinary care, but are intricately beautiful). What type you are may…

recession proof

We’re in a Recession, but Don’t Worry — You Can Recession-Proof Your Retirement

It’s official. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the U.S. economy officially entered a recession in February of 2020. First, the Bad News The bad news is, the most optimistic economic scenarios of a V-shaped recovery probably won’t come to pass. Experts like Harvard’s Kenneth Rogoff have recently cast doubt on the…

When Will Social Security Run Out? Coronavirus Accelerates “Doomsday” to 2028

So, when will Social Security run out? What about Medicare? Social Security and Medicare have been on shaky ground for years, but the impact of the COVID-19 crisis may be accelerating their financial woes. The chances are increasing that you will see your benefits diminished. Keep reading to get informed about the situation and find…

Will Pensions Make a Comeback? (Should You Make Your Own?)

Most people categorize pensions in the same bucket as eight-track tape players, rotary phones, oversized shoulder pads and cathode-ray tube TVs — out of date.  But, pensions just might become the latest retro craze — especially those you can create for yourself! NOTE: If you are lucky enough to have a pension, the NewRetirement Planner…

Married? This is the Single Smartest Social Security Decision You Can Make

You have a lot of decisions to make about retirement. And, if you are married, you have nearly twice the number of choices – plus the complications of competing priorities and sometimes differing goals and expectations.Your Social Security decisions can profoundly impact your spouse today, tomorrow and long after you are gone.The good news is…

Average Retirement Age

Average Retirement Age: Is Early Retirement Even a Thing Anymore?

Up until a few years ago, early retirement was the goal of many older Americans. However, this trend seems to have peaked. What is an Early Retirement? There is no official measure of “early retirement.” However, when we talk about an “early retirement” we generally mean that you have stopped working before the age of…