How Inflation Threatens Retirees

Its effect is subtle, yet significant. Even mild inflation eventually reduces the value of a dollar. If consumer prices rise just 2% a year for the next 25 years, $50,000 will buy the equivalent of $30,477 by the end of 2041. Or to put it another way, a car that costs $50,000 today will cost $82,030 by then. If inflation …

Time to Brush Up on Your IRA Facts

If you are opening an (Individual Retirement Account) IRA for the first time or need a refresher course on the specifics of IRA ownership, here are some facts for your consideration. IRA’s in America IRAs continue to play an increasingly prominent role in the retirement saving strategies of Americans. According to the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the U.S. retirement market …

Planning for Retirement | Retirement Planning

Having the choice to retire requires financial freedom. Proactive retirement income planning can help you pursue this freedom. Here are 3 simple steps to help you start planning right away: Define your Retirement Goals Develop a Plan to Generate Income Review your plan annually Define your Retirement Goals Whether you’re looking to better your health or your financial security, establishing …