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  • new8 Financial Conversation Starters for Thanksgiving Table Talk

    8 Financial Conversation Starters for Thanksgiving Table Talk

    As much as we look forward to the gathering around Thanksgiving preparations for many of us include ticking off a mental list of what we cannot talk about for fear of igniting a feud between second helpings and dessert As much as we look forward to t…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:57am -
  • newWhat You'll Pay for Medicare in 2018

    What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2018

    Question How much will I pay for Medicare Part B in 2018 Are some people still protected by the hold harmless provision Question How much will I pay for Medicare Part B in 2018 Are some people still protected by the hold harmless provision Question H…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:56am -
  • new3 Tax-Planning Ideas to Help Take the Bite Out of RMDs

    3 Tax-Planning Ideas to Help Take the Bite Out of RMDs

    It is that time of year RMD season is in full swing with the Dec 31 deadline fast approaching for those who are 70 and have IRA money that they have to withdraw or face the 50 IRS penalty Besides with the stock market reaching new highs now could be…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 8:55am -
  • new6 Things to Think About When You Get a Pension Payout Offer

    6 Things to Think About When You Get a Pension Payout Offer

    Employers have been ditching their defined benefit pension plans for decades Employers have been ditching their defined benefit pension plans for decades SEE ALSO Is 1 Million Enough to Retire SEE ALSO Is 1 Million Enough to Retire First many compani…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 8:55am -
  • 5 Money Decisions You Might Regret Later in Life

    5 Money Decisions You Might Regret Later in Life

    By Herbert Kyles The room for error in most money decisions can leave you feeling pressured to make all the right moves now. The good news is we can learn from other people’s experiences to help us make better choices today so we don’t end up…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:44am -
  • The Problem with Your 'Magic' Retirement Number

    The Problem with Your 'Magic' Retirement Number

    It is fashionable in the community of retirement advice givers to talk about your magic number for retirement That s the amount of money you should accumulate by the time you retire so that your savings will last the rest of your life or some fixed p…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:32am -
  • 30 Greatest Threats to Your Retirement

    30 Greatest Threats to Your Retirement

    Saving for  retirement  is difficult enough if all goes according to plan. However, individuals often encounter serious speed bumps on the road to retirement wealth. Although one of these issues on its own might not spell disaster, taken together,…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:53am -
  • 4 Questions Every Do-It-Yourself Investor Should Ask

    4 Questions Every Do-It-Yourself Investor Should Ask

    Many years ago a potential client asked me Why do I need you to manage my money when I can do it myself This question comes up frequently Although I fully understand the numerous benefits of professional investment management I used to struggle somet…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:05am -
  • 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Retirement

    6 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Retirement

    When we re young we tend to think about retirement as though it s just a really long really great vacation When we re young we tend to think about retirement as though it s just a really long really great vacation SEE ALSO The Retiree Tax Quiz SEE AL…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:05am -
  • When to Take Your First Required Minimum Distribution From an IRA

    When to Take Your First Required Minimum Distribution From an IRA

    Question I turned 70 this year and I am wondering if I must take an RMD from my IRA this year or if I can wait until next year Question I turned 70 this year and I am wondering if I must take an RMD from my IRA this year or if I can wait until next y…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:03pm -

TheStreet: Retirement

  • Working After Retirement Is the Newest Trend

    Working After Retirement Is the Newest Trend

    Stu Gelbord was 62 years old when he retired from his position as vice president of a food manufacturing company. Five years later, Gelbord was back in the business arena, using his retirement money to become a franchisee of two new locations for the…
    - 28 Jun 16, 7:30am -
  • 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Safe Retirement Income

    3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Safe Retirement Income

    The utility sector is one of the best sectors for reliable dividend income. Three of the most dependable, highest-yielding dividend stocks for income are found in the sector. Each of these regulated utility companies essentially operates as a mon…
    - 25 May 16, 1:12pm -
  • How to Handle Your First 401(k) Plan

    How to Handle Your First 401(k) Plan

    The job market for the 2016 crop of college graduates is looking promising, as employers say they're planning to hire about 5% more graduates from the class of 2016 than last year, according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Emplo…
    - 23 May 16, 10:05am -
  • How to Cash In on Boomers' Retirement Plans

    How to Cash In on Boomers' Retirement Plans

    How can you profit from retiring Baby Boomers? Lately the news has been filled with dire warnings about the mass of Boomers headed toward retirement age and the consequences for Social Security when that happens. These concerns are well founded. At…
    - 23 May 16, 9:17am -
  • Target Date Funds Offer Convenience -- but Also Pitfalls

    Target Date Funds Offer Convenience -- but Also Pitfalls

    While interest in target date and other types of balanced funds continues to grow — especially among younger investors — the convenient funds do offer some snags all investors, young and old, should know about. Target date funds — also called…
    - 20 May 16, 7:09am -
  • There’s a Retirement Savings Gap Between Men and Women

    There’s a Retirement Savings Gap Between Men and Women

    If you think the process of saving for retirement is the same for men and women, think again.
    - 12 Mar 16, 10:00am -
  • Many Investors Think This Year’s Stock Market Volatility Is Here to Stay

    Many Investors Think This Year’s Stock Market Volatility Is Here to Stay

    The first few months of 2016 saw elevated levels of volatility in global stock markets amid falling oil prices and worries about a slowdown in China’s economy.
    - 10 Mar 16, 9:31am -
  • Don’t Misuse Your Target-Date Fund

    Don’t Misuse Your Target-Date Fund

    Investors are misusing their target-date funds and it is not because they don’t understand how they work.
    - 1 Mar 16, 7:00am -
  • T. Rowe Price: Staying the Course Pays Off

    T. Rowe Price: Staying the Course Pays Off

    Investors who remain invested tend to fare far better in the years after a market downturn than those who sell and then try to jump back into stocks.
    - 16 Feb 16, 5:14pm -
  • Gen Xers Win Title of 'Most Worried’ About Retirement

    Gen Xers Win Title of 'Most Worried’ About Retirement

    Generation Xers were slammed by the financial crisis and are now worried about the stability of their jobs.
    - 3 Feb 16, 3:06pm -
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Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.

WSJ: Retirement Planning

  • Why More 401(k) Plans Offer 'Brokerage Windows'
    More 401(k) plans are providing a “brokerage window” through which participants can buy a wide range of stocks, mutual funds and other securities. While the services expand investors’ choices, they often come with extra fees that can reduce lon…
    - 1 Jul 16, 12:47pm -
  • How to Lobby for a Better 401(k)
    Weekend Investor: Many workplace plans are hobbled by high fees or inadequate choices. Here’s how to tactfully advocate for improvements.
    - 2 May 15, 3:12pm -
  • Golden Rules for Your Golden Years
    Seven guidelines to help meet your retirement goals. While there are no guarantees, these will help you avoid some of the biggest mistakes people make with their investments and minimize the risk that your nest egg will expire before you do.
    - 8 Mar 15, 3:01am -
  • Have the Right Tools for Retirement
    Five steps you should take before retiring to make post-employment easier. Among them, make a realistic and efficient plan for withdrawing money from savings and a nonfinancial plan for staying engaged during retirement.
    - 22 Feb 15, 2:31am -
  • A New Savings Plan for the Disabled
    529 ABLE beneficiaries will still qualify for supplemental security income.
    - 8 Feb 15, 2:31am -
  • For Some, Retirement Brings Grief
    After decades of punching a clock, most retirees look forward to having more time for interests and activities that had been squeezed into a few hours at night or on weekends. But not everyone makes that transition easily.
    - 30 Nov 14, 2:31am -

Your Retirement Income Blueprint Blog

  • Donor-directed taxes – You decide who gets your money!

    Donor-directed taxes – You decide who gets your money!

    Are excess savings in RRSPs going to create a problem for you in the future? In our practice, we quite typically see retirees in receipt of pension incomes, CPP, OAS, — often doubled up in a household — whose core … Continue reading →
    - 29 Jul 14, 2:32pm -
  • Seeking Out a Reasonable Fee Structure for Your Investments

    Seeking Out a Reasonable Fee Structure for Your Investments


    - 7 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • The Cash Wedge: An Income Delivery Process – PART 3
    This is continued from our previous blog post on June 19th. Additional Investment Considerations for Your Withdrawal Portfolio There are a number of strategies and considerations that will be beneficial to you in obtaining the maximum benefit from yo…
    - 30 Jun 14, 9:30am -
  • The Cash Wedge: An Income Delivery Process – PART 2
    This is continued from our previous blog post on June 10th. 4.   If the equity selections provide investment returns that will allow you to take profits and replenish the Cash Wedge, it may make sense to renew the GICs … Continue reading →
    - 19 Jun 14, 9:00am -
  • The Cash Wedge: An Income Delivery Process – PART 1

    The Cash Wedge: An Income Delivery Process – PART 1

    The “Cash Wedge” is what I call the income delivery process I developed in 1993 and have been using successfully ever since. It helps to address the issues that you cannot control by allowing you to focus on those aspects … Continue reading →
    - 10 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • The 4 per cent rule
    Based on early research of actual stock market returns and retirement scenarios over the past 75 years, it was found that retirees who draw down no more than 4.2 per cent of their portfolio in the initial year and adjust … Continue reading →
    - 30 May 14, 10:00am -
  • MAKING YOUR BLUEPRINT WORK FOR YOU
    Don’t make the decision to retire without knowing that you have the assets you need to fund the lifestyle you seek. This is one of the prime functions of your blueprint. It can help you determine if it is feasible to do … Continue reading →
    - 22 May 14, 10:00am -
  • Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
    Have you ever been driving to a destination and found yourself wondering if you had enough fuel to complete the trip? It is a very unsettling and stressful feeling and does not make for an enjoyable journey, for either the driver or … Continue re…
    - 8 May 14, 4:00am -
  • Paying the Piper
    One change that occurs when you start drawing your retirement income is how tax is paid on the income. During your working years, tax is deducted by your employer and remitted on your behalf. You are left with your net … Continue reading →
    - 30 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Reducing Your Total Income Through Deductions and Credits
    Understanding the difference between a tax deduction and a tax credit will enable you and your advisor to apply strategies and employ financial tools to help you reduce the tax you pay on your retirement income. Tax deductions are subtracted … Cont…
    - 15 Apr 14, 9:00am -

MOSERS Straight Talk

  • Straight Talk has Moved!

    Straight Talk has Moved!

    MOSERS’ Straight Talk has been merged with our Rumor Central Blog. While we will no longer continue to update this blog, we will continue to leave it up so that your bookmarked links will still remain active. If you subscribe to this Straight Talk…
    - 26 Feb 14, 9:29am -
  • Putting the pieces together part 2: Your monthly income

    Putting the pieces together part 2: Your monthly income

    Getting ready for retirement often means collecting pieces of information from multiple agencies so that you can begin to envision your life post-retirement.  This is part 2 of a 3-part series: Part 1: Gathering estimates for your health care premiu…
    - 18 Feb 14, 10:57am -
  • Friday Top Five: February 14, 2014

    Friday Top Five: February 14, 2014

    From PandoDaily: The Wolf of Sesame Street: Revealing the secret corruption inside PBS’s news division On December 18th, the Public Broadcasting Service’s flagship station WNET issued a press release announcing the launch of a new two-year news s…
    - 14 Feb 14, 2:36pm -
  • Friday Top Five – February 7, 2014

    Friday Top Five – February 7, 2014

    The Friday Top Five: A collection of the top five news articles, blog posts, or other retirement related information from the past week. From PensionDialog: Are We Ready to Retire? Retirement savings—and the lack thereof—for private sector employ…
    - 7 Feb 14, 2:07pm -
  • Putting the Pieces Together Part 1: Your Health Care Premium

    Putting the Pieces Together Part 1: Your Health Care Premium

    Getting ready for retirement often means collecting pieces of information from multiple agencies so that you can begin to envision your life post-retirement. Although MOSERS no longer provides health insurance for state employees (and hasn’t since…
    - 6 Feb 14, 10:39am -

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