If the idea of being your own boss and controlling your own earnings makes your heart flutter, your destiny may be to become an entrepreneur. Your experience in the job market or stunted professional achievements may have made you realize that working for others is no longer the life you desire. However, without the benefits…Details
According to a study conducted by the Urban Institute and ProPublica, over half of workers over age 50 encounter a forced early retirement. This research also suggests that many of these workers will suffer financial setbacks, making retirement planning vital to their financial security. While many dream of the day they can quit their job…Details
You’ve worked hard and saved for years, and now the time has come to start utilizing your life savings. Even if you don’t need the extra income, the IRS requires you to begin taking distributions from your traditional IRA or employer-sponsored accounts at a specific age. Since your contributions have been tax-deferred, Uncle Sam wants…Details
Can you imagine a worry-free retirement? Well, developing a retirement budget can help you worry less and have more fun during your golden years. Additionally, putting a plan in place may cut your future financial stress. So, if you want to focus on a playful retirement, here are some tips to creating the ultimate retirement…Details
The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged investors, referring to “constructive” discussions in the ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations. The S&P 500 gained 1.27% for the week. The Dow Industrials and Nasdaq Composite both exceeded…Details
We all make mistakes, some more than others. Some of these mistakes can lead to financial turmoil. If we continue to make them it could even lead to bankruptcy. If the increased stress and frustration wasn’t enough, you also have to manage the difficulty of figuring out how to turn it around and get righted…Details
Sometimes, visiting a financial planner can feel like seeing a doctor who’s only looking to prescribe a standard fix for your problems. At The Retirement Solution, associate planner Matt Perrone likes to bring a more warm-hearted approach to clients, and…Details
Although Tom Black graduated with the same degree as his brother, Jim Black, Tom never felt a desire to pursue a career in financial services.
This all changed, however, when Tom suddenly found his passion for helping others after editing Jim’s book, ‘H…
If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to put your retirement advisor to the test.
Does your advisor have the skills needed to create a customized plan for your dream retirement? Today, Jim Black answers 11 questions that will help you find out.
Losing a loved one can be emotionally and financially devastating, especially if that person was the sole provider for the family. For some, there exist very few options to find financial support after the passing of a loved one. Fortunately, there are financial assistance options such as Social Security survivor benefits to ease any monetary…Details