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Retirement Planning Pitfalls

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We’ve identified the 4 biggest mistakes people make when planning for retirement.

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[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Detail - Text" _builder_version="3.16.1"]Our clients ask us a multitude of questions regarding what to do when it comes to retirement planning. They want to know how much to save, where they should invest and what they should do now to prepare for life without a steady paycheck.But just as important as considering what you should do before retirement is understanding what you shouldn’t do — what we call the retirement planning pitfalls. These are costly decisions that can be easily avoided, as long as you know how.

Retirement Planning Pitfall #1: You haven’t determined how much income you’ll need in retirement.

This particular pitfall gets to the heart of why financial planning matters: You must understand how much money you need to live now in order to understand how much you need to live in retirement. The scary fact is many of us are heading into retirement blind.According to the 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey, only about half of workers 55 and older had put together a rough estimate of what their costs will be in retirement — and by extension, how much they’ll need to have saved. There was also a huge disconnect between the expectations of retirement income and the realities: While 68 percent of workers expect income from working to be a significant source of income in retirement, only 26 percent of retirees say working provides a notable contribution to their retirement income.If you don’t know how much you’ll need in retirement, or if you don’t have a good understanding of what income to expect, you run the risk of falling short on what you need to live. Or, on the other side of the coin, if you don’t understand how to budget during your retirement, you run the risk of overspending right out the gate. And trust us when we say that income is much harder to come by in your retirement years.A great way to get started understanding your retirement needs is by developing a Situational Investment Plan that is tailored to your lifestyle.

Retirement Planning Pitfall #2: You file for Social Security too early.

Most people know they can begin drawing Social Security payments as early as age 62. The allure of more money in your pocket can be tempting, and some people think taking benefits as soon as they can is their best move.On the other hand, the longer you wait to claim your Social Security benefits, the larger your monthly payment. For every year you wait between 66 and 70, your Social Security increases 8 percent. That’s not a bad return on investment.Now, many people will argue in favor of filing early simply because they don’t know how long they will live, and they want to get as much of their Social Security as possible. We understand that. You’ve been paying for this benefit you’re entire working life, and you want to reap the rewards.But it’s important to keep in mind that the average retirement lasts 18 years. Many of us will live much longer than that. That means a higher Social Security payout may be worth the wait. Determining the optimal time to take your benefits can be tricky. We recommend enlisting the help of a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) to determine your best course of action.

Retirement Planning Pitfall #3: You don’t plan for higher health care costs

We’ve got a sobering statistic for you: A recent survey from Fidelity estimated that a typical 65-year-old couple that retires in 2018 will need $280,000 to cover their health care expenses in retirement. If that took you by surprise, you’re not alone. According to the 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey, 44 percent of retirees said their health care bills were higher than anticipated, and 26 percent said the same about long-term care costs.Part of retirement involves getting older and, unfortunately, declining health. That should be factored into any financial plan you create for your retirement. None of us can predict the future, but the biggest retirement planning mistake you can make is not preparing for it. A CFP® can provide data and analysis that will help you in estimating your healthcare costs as you age.

Retirement Planning Pitfall #4: You don’t start saving early enough

Maybe you’re waiting for that next big promotion. Or perhaps you’ve earmarked the end of child care expenses as your time to really dig in and start saving for retirement. Whatever your reason, you’re waiting, and that will cost you.You need time to save for retirement — particularly one that could last 20 years or more. And you need time for the money you sock away to earn interest and grow into the nest egg you need to enjoy your golden years.So, no matter where you are in your career or what you’re earning, you need to sit down with a CFP® and put a plan in place to start saving for retirement now. Even if you’re starting small, you’re still saving. And that’s what matters.Meld Financial has developed a proprietary methodology called Situational Investing that starts with developing your Situational Investment Plan (or SIP for short). If you are looking for assistance with your retirement plan, feel free to contact us. If you’re more of a ‘do-it-yourselfer’ or if you just want to learn, be sure to visit Meld University for more useful information and in-person classes designed to help you plan for retirement with confidence.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="to registration form - text" _builder_version="3.0.105" background_layout="light" saved_tabs="all" global_module="1444"]

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205-967-4200

meld@meldfinancial.com

P. O. Box 43626

Birmingham, AL  35243

www.meldfinancial.com

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Weekly Economic Update - 10/8/2018

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10-Year Treasury Yield Hits a 7-Year Peak

Friday, the yield on the 10-year note reached 3.23%, its highest level since 2011. Its yield rose dramatically last week, influenced by hawkish comments from Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and reports showing minimal unemployment and a swiftly expanding business sector. All this strengthened investor perception that the U.S. economy has hit its stride. It also suggested a near future with recurring interest rate hikes, costlier borrowing, and subdued spending. That possibility weighed on equities. For the week, the Nasdaq Composite fell 3.21% to 7,788.45, and the S&P 500, 0.97% to 2,885.57; the Dow Industrials retreated just 0.04% to 26,447.05.1,2

Less Hiring in September

A look at the Department of Labor’s latest jobs report reveals good news and bad news. The good news? Unemployment declined further to 3.7%, annualized wage growth improved to 3.4% in the third quarter, and monthly net hiring averaged 190,000 in Q3. The bad news? Payrolls expanded with just 134,000 net new jobs last month, as underemployment ticked up 0.1% to 7.5% and year-over-year wage growth slowed to 2.8%. Some economists feel that Hurricane Florence significantly impacted the September data.3

Service Sector Expands at a Historic Pace

The Institute for Supply Management said its non-manufacturing purchasing manager index rose 3.1 points in September to 61.6. It has never been that high in its decade-long history. ISM’s PMI for the factory sector took a slight dip in September, slipping from 61.3 to 59.8 but still showing fast expansion.4

Oil Makes Another Weekly Advance

Crude is on a 4-week winning streak. At Friday’s closing bell, the price stood at $74.34 a barrel on the NYMEX, reflecting a 1.5% rise in five days. Again, worries over upcoming U.S. sanctions against Iran helped to send prices higher. WTI crude settled at $76.41 Wednesday, which approached a 4-year peak for the commodity.5

This Week

While the U.S. bond market is closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day, U.S. stock exchanges are open for business; no major economic or earnings releases are scheduled. | Nothing major is slated for Tuesday, either. | Wednesday, investors consider the September Producer Price Index and earnings from Fastenal. | On Thursday, the September Consumer Price Index appears, along with the latest initial jobless claims report and earnings news from Delta Air Lines and Walgreens Boots Alliance. | The fall earnings season begins Friday, with announcements from Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, PNC Financial Services Group, and Wells Fargo; in addition, the University of Michigan’s preliminary October consumer sentiment index arrives.
% CHANGEY-T-D1-YR CHG5-YR AVG10-YR AVG
DJIA6.9916.1215.0916.57
NASDAQ12.8218.2720.9131.81
S&P 5007.9313.0714.1417.30
REAL YIELD10/5 RATE1 YR AGO5 YRS AGO10 YRS AGO
10 YR TIPS1.070.490.462.21
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Meld Financial, Inc.

P.O. Box 43626

Birmingham, AL  35243

Phone:  205-967-4200

Email:  Meld@meldfinancial.com

www.meldfinancial.com

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Weekly Economic Update - 10/1/2018

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FEDERAL RESERVE MAKES ITS THIRD RATE HIKE OF 2018

The central bank set the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.00-2.25% last week, in a move that economists and investors widely expected. One development was unexpected: the Fed removed the word “accommodative” from its latest policy statement, a hint that it may be on the verge of altering its monetary policy outlook. The Fed dot-plot still shows one more interest rate hike for 2018 and three hikes in 2019.1

HOUSEHOLDS SEE A VERY STRONG ECONOMY

Both marquee U.S. consumer confidence indices finished September in good shape. The Conference Board’s index reached an 18-year peak of 138.4, rising 3.7 points from its August mark. The University of Michigan’s gauge declined 0.7 points to a still-impressive reading of 100.1.2,3

A PERSONAL SPENDING MISS; A NEW HOME SALES GAIN

Looking at other economic indicators in a data-heavy week, consumer spending rose 0.3% in August, falling short of the 0.4% gain forecast by economists polled by Briefing.com. While reporting that advance, the Commerce Department also announced an improvement of 0.3% for personal incomes in August. The National Association of Realtors said that its pending home sales index declined 1.8% in the eighth month of the year; in better real estate news, the Census Bureau found new home buying up 3.5% in August, measuring a 12.7% yearly increase in the pace of new home sales.3,4

NASDAQ ADVANCES FOR THE WEEK, BUT S&P and DOW RETREAT

The S&P 500 finished the month at 2,913.98, losing 0.54% during a relatively calm week on Wall Street, which also saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average head 1.07% lower to 26,458.31. In contrast, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.74% on the week to wrap up September at 8,046.35. Across the month, the S&P rose 0.43%, and the Dow, 1.90%, while the Nasdaq declined 0.78%. The small-cap Russell 2000 sank 2.62% in September, settling Friday at 1,695.10.5

THIS WEEK

Monday, the Institute for Supply Management presents its September manufacturing PMI. | Paychex and PepsiCo announce earnings Tuesday morning; just before the closing bell, Fed chairman Jerome Powell delivers a speech on the U.S. inflation and employment outlook in Boston. | On Wednesday, ADP’s latest payrolls report appears along with the latest ISM service sector PMI and earnings from Lennar. | The September Challenger job-cut report and a new weekly initial jobless claims snapshot arrive Thursday, plus earnings from Constellation Brands and Costco. | The Department of Labor issues its September employment report on Friday.
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S&P 5008.9916.0914.4516.34
REAL YIELD9/28 RATE1 YR AGO5 YRS AGO10 YRS AGO
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