when should i retire

62, 67, 70: When Will You Retire?

The financial considerations of retiring “earlier” or “later” If you can retire by choice, the question of “when” comes to mind. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of retirement at three different ages. At 62, you can claim Social Security. That alone prompts some baby boomers to consider retiring. Leaving work at 62…

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Family Wealth Management: Tips for A Successful Transition Between Generations

Key Points Develop a family financial map Communicate early and often  Be clear about your expectations and values  Introduce your heirs to your financial advisor  Avoid this unfortunate inheritance situation It’s not an uncommon scenario: The parents pass away and leave the family home to the children, Joe, Bill and Marie. Joe wants to keep…

D.I.Y. Investing

The Risks of D.I.Y. Investing & Financial Planning

In trying to do it yourself, there’s the chance you could do it all wrong. Many successful people refrain from trying to plan their financial futures. They delegate that job to professionals, as they lack the time, inclination, or knowledge to do it themselves. This makes sense. It takes years to gain a thorough understanding…

wealth planning for women

Women, Wealth, and Legacy Planning

Whether nurturing the values of children, fulfilling charitable goals, or making investment decisions that affect their own as well as their beneficiaries’ financial security, women play a central role in establishing and preserving family wealth. Consider these statistics:1   Women now control more than half of the investment wealth in the United States. 48% of…

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Long Term Care Insurance: The Real Cost of Aging

There is a good possibility that you or your spouse will eventually require some form of long-term care. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70% of people aged 65 or older will enter a nursing home for some period of time during their lifetimes.1 Whether you or your spouse will…