A Retirement Coach’s 10 Questions to Ask

A Retirement Coach’s 10 Questions to Ask

Retirement is one of the most common goals for people across all careers and can be one of the most significant milestones in our lives. However, retiring entails so much more than picking a date on the calendar to stop working. It’s an entire life overhaul that requires years of thought and planning in order […]

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A Retirement Coach’s 10 Questions to Ask
Webinar: Maximizing the Post-Tax Value of your Inheritance Following the SECURE Act

Webinar: Maximizing the Post-Tax Value of your Inheritance Following the SECURE Act

Overview Rachel Moran and Brent Zackon discuss changes in the distribution of IRAs inherited by non-spouse beneficiaries following the SECURE Act and present a case study designed to demonstrate the impact of utilizing Roth Conversions to increase a beneficiaries’ post-tax inheritance. Watch this webinar if you’re interested in learning about the following: The impact of […]

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Webinar: Maximizing the Post-Tax Value of your Inheritance Following the SECURE Act
Don’t Lose Track of your Retirement Accounts!

Don’t Lose Track of your Retirement Accounts!

With everything that goes on in our daily lives, it’s easy to forget about our retirement plan accounts which are setup to automatically help save for the future. Below are a few questions to consider to ensure your retirement accounts are up to date. Have you created personalized login credentials to view your retirement account? […]

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Don’t Lose Track of your Retirement Accounts!
Webinar: Retire or Rewire

Webinar: Retire or Rewire

Overview Bill Love, of RTD Financial, and Rob Croner, of CCI Consulting, explore the following: How to get in touch with your own financial reality (02:56) Can you afford to stop working? Can you pivot to a new career? (06:11) How to sustain assets for the years to come (08:22) Finding your identity in retirement […]

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Webinar: Retire or Rewire
Retirement Planning – Beyond the Numbers

Retirement Planning – Beyond the Numbers

As we head into the anniversary of the start of quarantine, many of us are looking forward to life returning to “normal”. We miss seeing friends and family, eating out at restaurants, and of course traveling!  Although planning vacations is half the fun, we’re ready to go from planning to actually taking the vacations! Planning […]

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Retirement Planning – Beyond the Numbers
Western Stars Inspiration

Western Stars Inspiration

Anyone who knows me knows how much music is a part of my everyday life.  I especially enjoy live concerts and prefer smaller venues over stadiums.  I listen to a variety of genres depending on the mood I’m in or one I want to elevate to.  I was struggling with a topic for this blog […]

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Western Stars Inspiration
Three Ways to Help Your Employees Retire

Three Ways to Help Your Employees Retire

Help them Discover who they want to be in retirement. Help them Plan for their future. Help them Live free of the stress of financial uncertainty. Great efforts are made to enroll employees in company-sponsored 401(k) and 403(b) plans.  But what happens next?  Oftentimes, not enough is done to help participants re-assess their savings goals and investment decisions after enrollment.  What about the employees […]

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Three Ways to Help Your Employees Retire
2019 Changes to Hardship Withdrawal Rules for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

2019 Changes to Hardship Withdrawal Rules for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

New hardship rules became effective January 1, 2019, for the calendar year plans, thanks to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.  Most of these rules are welcome changes which should make more funds available to plan participants who are experiencing financial hardship.  There is some concern, however, that there will be more “leakage” of retirement […]

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2019 Changes to Hardship Withdrawal Rules for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans
Aging In Place

Aging In Place

AARP states that 87% of adults over 65 want to stay in their current homes as they age.  However, realistic planning and the necessary conversations surrounding these logistics are often neglected. Far too many consider this planning to be an end of life issue which is anxiety provoking. I encourage you to view aging in […]

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Aging In Place
Maximizing Retirement Plan Savings for the Solo Practitioner

Maximizing Retirement Plan Savings for the Solo Practitioner

Are you the sole owner and employee of a business? Do you want to maximize tax-deductible retirement savings?  You may be eligible for a one-participant retirement plan, which covers an owner, or an owner and spouse, in a business with no other employees.  As such the plan is not subject to nondiscrimination testing and has […]

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Maximizing Retirement Plan Savings for the Solo Practitioner