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Will you outlive your retirement income? Are your financial expectations for the coming year realistic?

Our financial newsletters are designed to provide helpful information on a wide variety of financial topics. Simply click on one of the newsletter topics below to read the article in its entirety.

January

  • HOT TOPIC: SECURE 2.0 Provides New Retirement Savings Options in 2024

    The SECURE 2.0 Act made wide-ranging changes to U.S. tax laws related to retirement savings. This article provides an overview of some important provisions that take effect in 2024.

  • Understanding Life Insurance

    Life insurance can help replace much-needed income after the death of a provider. With the wide variety of policies available, it’s important to understand the basic types of coverage.

  • Setting a Retirement Savings Goal

    Only 51% of workers or their spouses have tried to estimate the savings they would need to live comfortably in retirement. This article offers a simple worksheet to help calculate a savings target.

December

  • Much Ado About RMDs

    This article provides an overview of the changes the SECURE 2.0 Act made and a brief explanation of how to calculate required minimum distributions from tax-advantaged retirement accounts.

  • New Medicare Rules Tackle Prescription Drug Prices

    The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 included provisions intended to lower prescription drug costs for Medicare enrollees and slow drug spending by the federal government.

November

October

  • Time to Bulk Up Your Emergency Fund

    A financial crisis can strike when least expected, so it’s important to have a sufficient emergency fund. This article offers some suggestions to help increase a fund before it’s needed.

  • Four Key Objectives of a Sound Retirement Plan

    A sound retirement plan should be based on personal circumstances, and no one strategy is suitable for everyone. This article looks at four goals that a retirement strategy should address.

  • Enriching a Teen with a Roth IRA

    A teen with a part-time job can contribute to a Roth IRA, which is a flexible way to accumulate funds for college, retirement, and other long-term needs.

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April

  • Time for a Spring Cleanup: Organizing Your Financial Records

    Spring is a good time to clean out and organize financial records. This article offers guidelines on how long different types of records need to be retained.

  • Retiring in a Down Market? Don’t Panic

    Market volatility makes most investors nervous, but a big downturn can be especially disturbing to those who are approaching retirement or newly retired. This article presents three fundamental concepts that may help investors keep market movements in perspective and maintain their focus on long-term goals.

March