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Planning for Five Key Tax Challenges in Retirement

Planning for Five Key Tax Challenges in Retirement

Developing a paycheck in retirement that generates the income you need while also keeping your taxes low is not an easy task. All the planning you did while working – saving diligently, using tax-deferred accounts – can turn into unwelcome tax surprises as you move through retirement. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are some multi-year tax planning strategies that can lower your lifetime tax burden.

Retiring in a Rollercoaster Market

Retiring in a Rollercoaster Market

Retiring in the face of a volatile stock market can be concerning. Whether you just retired or are planning to make the jump in a few years, seeing your account balances decline could make you question the timing of this decision. While some factors are out of your control, there are steps you can take to ensure a successful retirement.

Is Now the Time To Do a Roth Conversion?

Is Now the Time To Do a Roth Conversion?

If you could choose any retirement account to have your assets in, a Roth IRA would likely be at the top of the list. Tax-free growth and a lack of required minimum distributions are a couple of the reasons we have previously highlighted for why to invest in this type...

What to Do in a Bear Market

What to Do in a Bear Market

For investors in the stock market, one of the challenges is experiencing the market drops that are bound to happen. A number that the media focuses on is a 20% decline in the stock market, defined as a bear market. Each time this happens, some of the characteristics are the same even though the details are always different. In this post, we talk about how to invest through a bear market and what investors can do to prepare.

Are You Covering Your Risks with an Umbrella Policy?

Are You Covering Your Risks with an Umbrella Policy?

As you think about insurance, areas like healthcare, auto, homeowners, and life insurance are often the first areas to come to mind. However, a missing piece for many insurance plans is umbrella insurance. This typically affordable insurance can protect your assets from an unexpected event that may severely damage your finances. In this article we will discuss what umbrella insurance is and whether you should have one.

Should You Own a Rental Property?

Should You Own a Rental Property?

Over recent years, direct investing in rental properties has been a popular topic. One of the key attractions of rental properties is the idea of passive income – another source of income to complement your salary or business income that doesn’t involve a lot of extra work.

What Should I Do With My RSUs?

What Should I Do With My RSUs?

Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are a type of equity compensation reserved for employees. RSUs give employees ownership in the company they work for and allow them to participate in the company’s success. These RSUs can become very valuable and may represent a growing portion of your investment portfolio over time. It is important to incorporate RSUs in your financial planning to ensure you are making the most of this investment.

Roth IRAs – An Underutilized Tool for Investors

Roth IRAs – An Underutilized Tool for Investors

Roth IRAs are a popular savings tool, but their full potential is still underappreciated by many investors. Given their flexibility and optionality, Roth IRAs can be an important investment vehicle for both those starting out in their career and those starting to think about retirement.

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Advisory services offered through Financial Life Management, LLC – Doing Business As – SummitView Advisors, a Michigan registered investment adviser. The adviser may not transact business in states where it is not appropriately registered, excluded or exempted from registration. Information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any securities or investment advisory services. Investments involve risk and are not guaranteed. Be sure to consult with a qualified financial adviser and/or tax professional before implementing any strategy discussed herein.