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  • The True Cost of Gray Divorce

    The True Cost of Gray Divorce

    You re sitting across the kitchen table from your spouse when they inform you that they want to separate After decades of marriage you re facing divorce You re sitting across the kitchen table from your spouse when they inform you that they want to s…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:47am -
  • Coping Advice for Family Caregivers

    Coping Advice for Family Caregivers

    Martin Schreiber is a former Wisconsin governor lieutenant governor and state senator But he took on a different role as caregiver for his wife Elaine after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease 13 years ago He wrote about his struggles in My Tw…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 8:47am -
  • What Is Your Investment Strategy?

    What Is Your Investment Strategy?

    By  Mike Eklund, CFP, CrPC, CFSLA As one individual once told me their investment portfolio is like an untended garden. An interesting, but accurate analogy. Without enough water and care the plants/flowers in the garden will never grow. The same…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:31am -
  • How Much Will You Spend on Health Care in Retirement?

    How Much Will You Spend on Health Care in Retirement?

    ANSWER Even though Medicare covers the bulk of your health care costs after you turn 65 you may still have a lot of out of pocket expenses A recent study by Fidelity Investments estimates that the average 65 year old couple retiring this year will ne…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 1:35pm -
  • Retiring Soon? 10 Things to Consider First

    Retiring Soon? 10 Things to Consider First

    By  Eric C. Jansen, ChFC® If you plan to retire soon or are at least considering it, now is a good time to check your retirement readiness by reviewing these 10 essential pre-retirement questions and to-dos. Getting clarity on each of these will…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • Don't Make These 3 Pro Athlete Retirement Mistakes

    Don't Make These 3 Pro Athlete Retirement Mistakes

    The typical retirement planning story that we read about in the financial news involves a Baby Boomer looking to make the right choices at the end of a 35 year or longer career We read them because most of us can probably relate to them The typical r…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:35am -
  • Seeking Secure Retirement Income? An Annuity Could Be a Good Fit

    Seeking Secure Retirement Income? An Annuity Could Be a Good Fit

    Locking down a solid retirement income plan in today s volatile investment market can be challenging Locking down a solid retirement income plan in today s volatile investment market can be challenging SEE ALSO Quiz Are Annuities Right for You SEE AL…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:34am -
  • 6 Hidden Benefits of Consulting in Retirement

    6 Hidden Benefits of Consulting in Retirement

    Upon retiring many people are often invited to continue working part time in a consulting role Whether to accept is one of the biggest decisions they face in early retirement While there are a couple of drawbacks to consider there are also several up…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:34am -
  • Top 10 Tips for a Meaningful Retirement

    Top 10 Tips for a Meaningful Retirement

    By  Nicholas Hopwood, CFP® Retirement is a major life transition, but its stages are predictable. Sadly, most people don’t think it through all the way. Many retire simply because they hate their job or as soon as they have enough money. Befor…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 10:33am -
  • Hidden Obstacles That Keep People From Retirement

    Hidden Obstacles That Keep People From Retirement

    More than 50 percent of Americans will retire broke, according to a  2017 GOBankingRates study . And another 19 percent have less than $100,000 in the bank, which might not be enough to see them through their golden years. If you’re not setting a…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 8:49am -

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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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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