Retirement Planning

RMD Rules

by Craig Moser on May 10, 2019

At age 70 1/2, you begin taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs), from your IRA or qualified plan.  To determine the amount, divide your account balance on December 31 of the previous year (adjusted for outstanding rollovers and transfers) by your […]

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The Six W Questions of Retirement

by Craig Moser on April 12, 2019

Do you remember learning the six “W” questions in grade school?  They are: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.  You probably remember these, but do you know the Six W Questions Retirement?  Answering these questions help you determine the […]

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Roth IRA Rules

by Craig Moser on February 26, 2019

Roth IRAs offer a unique trade-off.  You pay taxes now on money contributed or converted to a Roth IRA.  In exchange, your future earnings and withdrawals are tax-free.  However, there are rules that must be followed.  Because we don’t want you […]

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How Much Money Should I Save For Retirement?

by Craig Moser on December 28, 2018

I’m often asked “How much money should I save for retirement?”  Well, your journey toward retirement has twists and turns unique to you.  Likewise, your retirement goals are probably different from mine and that of your neighbors’.  Although there isn’t […]

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Getting Tax Efficient

by Craig Moser on November 30, 2018

I frequently see people losing money to taxes.  Usually it’s because they don’t consider (or understand) the impact different types of investments have on taxes.  The trade-off of getting tax efficient is accepting short-term costs for long-term benefits.  Below are […]

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The Significance of an Inverted Yield Curve

by Craig Moser on August 10, 2018

An inverted yield curve occurs when short-term bonds yield less than long-term bonds.  It’s unusual because that’s exactly opposite of what normally occurs in the bond market.  It’s significant because it predicts a recession.  Being able to identify an inverted […]

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Paying Uncle Sam When You Retire

by Craig Moser on July 27, 2018

There’s an old saying, “you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family!”  Even if we could, no one would pick Uncle Sam because he always wants your money; even when you retire.  Have you thought about paying […]

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Roth IRA as a Tax-Advantaged Legacy

by Craig Moser on July 13, 2018

Roth IRAs are amazing tools for accomplishing wealth creation and transfer. One creative use of a Roth account is naming a young child as the beneficiary. At your death, the child takes minimum required distributions (RMDs) for his/her own life […]

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