Retirement Planning

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IRAs for the Self-Employed

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:00pm

If you’re on your own when making a living, one of your biggest worries must be funding retirement. Think that, because you have no workplace 401(k) and no employer matches for your investments, that you also have no hope of living well in your golden years? Think again: a specialized individual retirement account can help.

Business Succession Planning

Submitted by Dean Stange on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Succession planning is one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever face as a small business owner. It requires not only a realistic view of your financial needs, but also an honest assessment of the capabilities of possible successors—often your own children.

Consider the following questions when thinking about your future, as well as that of your business:

How to Inherit Wisely

Submitted by Kimberly Nguyen on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Inheriting $1 million may sound like a blessing. But most people experience confusion, anger, sadness or some combination of the three, according to the Financial Planning Assoc. If you are a beneficiary grieving the loss of a loved one, here are some simple steps to make sure that the emotional toll does not end up a financial one, as well.

Delaying Social Security

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

The mechanics of waiting to receive Social Security retirement benefits until after your retirement age are daunting. You can receive a lot more through waiting until age 70. Let’s explore how this all works.