Topic: Retirement Planning

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Medicare – Are You Paying Too Much Premium?

School of Social Security & Medicare

Pat Burris, CFP® discusses Medicare and the steps you need to take to ensure you aren’t paying too much premium for your Medicare coverage.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Social Security

School of Social Security & Medicare

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing everything, including Social Security. Patricia L. Burris, CFP® discusses these impacts, so you know what to expect.

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Required Rate of Return – The Key to Your Retirement

School of Financial Wellness

Your Required Rate of Return [RRoR™] is a single metric, just one percentage value, that can be the ultimate guide to your retirement investing strategy.

Red white and blue buttons with stars, stripes, and “CARES Act”. The CARES Act makes important changes to Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) for Retirement Accounts.
What the CARES Act means for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)

School of Financial Wellness

The majority of media buzz on the CARES Act has been about fiscal stimulus. However, those nearing retirement should pay attention to RMD modifications for 2020.

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5 Important Steps to Retirement Planning

School of Financial Wellness

Retirement planning is a complex process, but there are some basics. These 5 steps will get you on the right track to planning for your retirement goals.

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

School of Financial Wellness

There is no one-size-fits-all answer. But, once you have your FINANCIAL FINGERPRINT™, you will know how much it will take to meet your retirement goals.

A pair of glasses lying on a page that reads “CARES Act” and “Coronavirus” signifying that retirement planners should consider new changes to the CARES Act
How the CARES Act Impacts Retirement Plan Rollover Rules

School of Financial Wellness

Borrowing from a retirement plan is generally viewed as a last resort. But the CARES Act gives some extra leeway for savers in these uncertain times.

What are Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)?
What are Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)?

School of Financial Wellness

Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) are minimum withdrawals that must be made once a retirement account holder passes a certain age.

Mentally preparing for retirement
Mentally Preparing for Retirement

School of Financial Wellness

When planning for retirement you often think of the necessary financial resources. On the other hand, few have considered the mental challenges.