Pre-Tax or Roth? Your 401(k) Options Explained
Your personal financial goals can help determine whether you want to pay taxes now or later on retirement contributions.
How to Assess the Top Five Risks in Retirement
Retirees face five key risks when planning their lifestyle after their working years, and more surprisingly, they often underestimate them. Here’s what retirees should know to prepare.
Buckingham Weekly Perspectives | Three Key Changes in the SECURE Act 2.0
Ring in the New Year with a Fresh Look at Your Financial Plan
January is not only a perfect time to implement your personal and professional resolutions – it’s also a great reminder to review your financial goals, plans and strategies. Decades of data have proven that successful financial outcomes are more likely to happen because of purposeful and thoughtful planning. As we start 2023, I recommend my […]
Buckingham’s Leadership Team’s Book Recommendation
This holiday season, if you are looking for a book recommendation for your favorite bibliophile, yourself, a family member, friend or colleague, Buckingham’s Leadership Team is spreading the cheer by sharing a few of their recommended reads. “My father shared a copy of one of Larry Swedroe’s books at the beginning of my career, and […]
The Great Retirement Debate
In his latest venture, Jeff Levine has teamed up with financial heavyweight Ed Slott of Ed Slott and Company to launch a brand new, consumer-friendly podcast, The Great Retirement Debate. In each episode, Jeff and Ed will go head-to-head knocking out critical topics in the retirement landscape. Through a coin flip, they take opposing sides […]
Should You File for Social Security Early to Capture the Inflation Adjustment?
Social Security benefits will go up 8.7% in 2023, the largest adjustment in four decades. Here’s why you don’t need to rush to file to benefit from the increase. With all the talk about inflation these days, you may have heard the news that the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits is 8.7%, […]
The A, B, Cs of Medicare
From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2022, qualified participants can sign up to take part in the federal government’s insurance plan. If you are overwhelmed by the process, definitions and complexities of Medicare, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), almost 64 million Americans were fully enrolled in […]
Buckingham Connects: May 2022
3 Reasons the New RMD Tables for 2022 (And Beyond) Are Overrated
On November 7, 2019, the IRS proposed doing something that it had not done in nearly two decades…update the life expectancy tables used to calculate required minimum distributions by IRA, 401(k), other retirement account owners and many beneficiaries. More than a year later, on November 12, 2020, the IRS finalized those changes, and released updated […]
Getting Real About Retirement Risks and Rewards
No two retirements are ever going to look exactly the same, because each of us will enter that phase of life with a different set of circumstances, expectations and financial realities. But by exploring a few hypothetical scenarios, we should be able to shed some light on holistic financial planning opportunities, as well as risks, […]
Nearing Retirement with Student Loan Debt? Here Are Steps to Consider
The rule (or power) of three is an age-old maxim in rhetoric and other disciplines which states that things that come in threes are inherently more satisfying to us. If that’s indeed the case, do I have some good news for you: The pause on student loan repayment, interest and collections has been extended for a third […]
Buckingham Talks: Do we work too much?
Why do we work so much? Out of economic necessity? For a sense of fulfillment? To afford our growing financial wants and needs?
Does Planning End at Retirement?
Imagine that, in the foreseeable future, you’ll have turned in all your company property, collected your final paycheck, and will be drinking a hurricane at half past noon while chair-dancing to “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” You’ve planned on reaching that celebratory beach vacation over the many years of your career while also designing, building and […]
Business Owners: 10 Strategies to Create, Manage and Distribute Wealth
Despite a lengthy global pandemic, supply chain delays, inflationary spikes in segments of the economy, and a very tight labor market, your business is highly successful. Yet maybe these challenges, or even other circumstances, have placed financial pressure on your business that you still need to successfully navigate. Whether your business is currently healthy or […]