Jamie Hopkins, Director of Retirement Research at Carson, hosts “Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement.” A lot has changed since your parents retired, and the world is a more expensive, complex place:
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Social Security: A quick background, why the pot is draining, and ways to solve it
The Social Security Act came into effect in 1935. It was designed to pay retired workers over 65 a continuing income stream. In 1939 benefits were added for survivors, the retiree’s spouse, and children. In 1965, disability benefits were added. It was never intended to be the full incom …
4 Hurdles in Retirement Beyond Your Investment Portfolio
Becoming hyper-focused on only one aspect of a problem is pretty much never a good approach. A racecar driver who only focuses on speed and ignores strategy won’t win races, at least not many of them. A carpenter who only hammers in nails won’t build strong structures.
Next Level Retirement Planning
Level up your retirement plans! Watch out webinar: Next Level Retirement with Carson’s Senior Wealth Planner Tom Fridrich and Wealth Planner Michael Gruidel, now available on demand.
Can I Afford to Retire Early?
Wondering if the time is right to clock out once and for all? While the idea can seem tempting, you don’t want to be hasty. After all, getting back in the game is a lot harder than just staying in … and you don’t want to wind up drastically curtailing your lifestyle to avo …
Thinking About Retiring Early? 8 Things to Consider First
Tom Fridrich, JD, CLU, ChFC®, Senior Wealth Planner We’ve all asked ourselves whether it’s too early to retire (usually after a particularly challenging commute or dealing with a difficult client). You may have even gone so far as to take a sneak peek at your account statements …
4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level
Matt Kory, Vice President, Retirement Programs As a retirement income vehicle, the 401(k) is second in popularity only to Social Security – and as CNBC reported in 2019 the number of 401(k) millionaires is at an all-time high. But is a million dollars even enough for your retirement needs?
7 Important Retirement Savings Topics for 2023
The following topics are important to keep in mind as you navigate the various individual and employer-sponsored plans that may be available to you. Download the checklist today to get started.
Should I Open a Traditional or Roth IRA?
Multiple retirement savings vehicles are available but having options can be overwhelming. Each option comes with different rules leading to a variance of outcomes in the short-term and long-term. It’s not that dissimilar to choosing what to eat.
How SECURE Act 2.0 Shifts the Retirement Planning Landscape
The SECURE Act brought big changes to planning for retirement when it was signed into law in 2019. Now, its sequel – dubbed SECURE Act 2.0 – has just passed as part of the 2023 budget.
Planning for Your First Required Minimum Distribution in Retirement
Mike Valenti, CPA, CFP®, Director of Tax Planning Qualified retirement plans – such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s and IRAs – offer clear tax advantages. Traditional 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and IRAs offer a tax deferral on contributions and growth until distribution. Their Roth counterparts can provide an i …