Adjusting For 2022 Tax Rules
Soon it will be time to file your 2021 taxes. But did you realize that the 2022 tax rules will “differ substantially from 2021”? Your tax brackets will be higher, and so will your standard deduction. There is still time to reduce your 2021 tax bill, but time is running
Developing a Retirement Income Strategy
When building the foundation for your retirement income strategy, it’s important to consider ways to ensure your money lasts as long as you need it. Speaking with us about the following six questions can be a good starting point: How much of your necessary expenses are covered by outside income
Are you Ready to Retire?
If you’re able to easily determine your own retirement date, be thankful that circumstances haven’t led to that date having to change. Also, be aware that determining when to retire isn’t a simple choice. Are you sure you’re emotionally ready? You don’t want to end up regretting retiring earlier, or
Financial Independence, Retire Early
Do you know what FIRE is? FIRE, in financial terms, stands for “Financial Independence, Retire Early.” The goal of FIRE is to save or invest enough of your money that you can retire earlier than traditional retirement plans would permit. Essentially, you need to keep your expenses low so that
Will You Have to Retire Early?
“More than a quarter of all workers say COVID has prompted them to move up their retirement date,” finds a survey released in February, by the National Institute for Retirement Security. One study even suggested that nearly 2 million older workers have left the labor force for good since the
Many consumers have little understanding of the long-term problems that poor financial decisions can create. One of the key reasons that many Americans struggle with making the right decisions when saving and investing is a lack of financial understanding. Financial literacy is becoming increasingly important as more and more people
How Much Is Enough?
Most Americans haven’t saved enough for retirement. A recent article on Yahoo Money states “1 in 4 have no retirement savings.” Clearly $0 in retirement savings is not enough, so just how much is “enough”? How do you know how much you should be saving in order to reach your
How Well Did You Adapt?
We can all agree that the pandemic created many unexpected events in each of our lives, and we’ve all had to figure out how to adapt. That means now is a good time to review how your needs may have changed, and if those changes have impacted the financial goals
The Psychology of Saving for Retirement
If you have ever wondered why saving for retirement feels so difficult, this week’s article may be helpful to you. The article explains, “Psychology is often just as important in personal finance as are the numbers – the way we save, spend and invest are all influenced by the way
Avoiding Risk With Your Retirement Strategies
While you may know that you cannot avoid risk in your life, you can prepare for it with your retirement strategies. Depending on your stage in life, there are specific risks you may want to think about and incorporate into your planning. We read about three key retirement concerns and
Sometimes when we think of our later years in retirement, we forget to reflect on what savings we will need beyond the monthly costs of healthcare, rent, food, etc. at an independent living facility. We need to remember to consider the larger sum of money needed to “buy in” to
Retire In 10 Years
“If you want to retire in 10 years it might be possible. But it’ll require some work.” The opening sentence of this week’s article caught my eye as getting finances in order now to meet goals later on takes planning. We are aware of some options that not only can
Tips for Saving Money After Retirement
We thought to share this week’s article with you because it discusses 27 tips for saving money after retirement. It’s important to remember that “it’s never too late to save, even after retirement.” The author of the article tells us how to “get on track once you’re retired” based on
Capital Gains Taxes Explained
We’ve received calls asking to explain capital gains taxes so we thought this week’s article might be of interest. It tells us, “There are two categories of capital gains: short term (assets held for a year or less) and long term (assets held for longer than one year). The day
Savings By Age
We enjoyed reading this week’s article because it provides useful information that applies to the different generations in any family. Saving money is an interesting conversation because while it usually involves the idea of needing to have retirement money in the future, we often forget to think about saving money
Saving Vs. Spending
This week’s article asks the question, “When do you stop saving and start enjoying the fruits of your labor?” We could help you understand at what age you can start to transition from saver to spender. It could mean the difference between: A retirement of constant penny-pinching and being stuck
We Have An Idea
This week’s article includes 4 ways for us to prepare and save enough to retire in 10 years. But we have the 5th idea, not mentioned in this article! As you accumulate savings meant to carry you through retirement (alongside your social security), we suggest putting some or all of
Eliminate the Guesswork
A survey released in 2019 found that 46% of Americans are guessing at how much money they need for retirement. With increasing life expectancies and financial uncertainties, guesswork is playing a big part in determining whether Americans have enough saved to make the decision to stop working and cross over
The Best Day to Start Saving
This week’s article tells us: “The best day to start saving is today, even if you can save only a little bit.” The math is very interesting and worth the read. The article explains, “If two people put the same amount of money away each year ($5,000), earn the same
Rethinking Retirement Savings
We came across an article written in the Harvard Law Review and thought to share it with you all. This article discusses rethinking retirement savings and puts into context how much money we have in retirement accounts ($35 trillion collectively!), where it comes from, and what ‘buckets’ exist that provide
Starting to Worry Again?
Are you holding your breath starting to worry about the market again? Fortunately, you can build a diversified portfolio with principal protection. Our team at Turney Financial Group, LLC can assist you in building your portfolio in a way that distributes risk and prepares your retirement savings for growth in