Building Wealth

Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

September 17, 2019

Wealthy? Potential Social Security Changes to Watch Out For

The program is under pressure, and lawmakers are considering a handful of strategies to shore it up. Some could have big impacts ... especially on the wealthy. So stay vigilant and plan carefully to maximize your benefits.

See More On: Social Security | Making Your Money Last | Wealth Management

September 17, 2019

Should You Inform Your Insurance Agent about a Burglary?

In the case of a break-in or vandalism that doesn't result in significant damage, you may want to think twice.

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September 17, 2019

3 Ways to Hedge Against the Unexpected This Annual Enrollment Season

When choosing your insurance coverage this year, don't just blindly check the same old boxes. Put some thought into how you can best protect yourself with some options you might not have considered before, including disability, accident and hospital insurance and HSAs, too.

See More On: Health Care & Insurance | Employee Benefits | Wealth Management

September 16, 2019

Avoid These Mistakes with Your Retirement Income Plan

Because we are living longer, retirees need to find sustainable sources of retirement income. Make sure you're avoiding the following mistakes when planning for retirement income.

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September 16, 2019

Just OK Is Not Good Enough for a Financial Plan

Each phase of your life, starting with single and broke and ending with retirement, comes with its own set of challenges. So, you need more than just a "plan," you need an expert financial fitness coach.

See More On: Financial Planning | Saving for Retirement | Wealth Management

September 13, 2019

Life Insurance: Beyond Just Estate Planning

When it comes to life insurance, many folks don't think they need it, if they consider it at all. In fact, it's a versatile financial tool that can help to build financial wellness now and for the future.

See More On: Life Insurance | Estate Planning | Financial Planning

September 13, 2019

What is WRONG with Your Financial Planning 'Picture'?

For a revealing reality check, take your finances and turn them into a one-page visual representation. This exercise could bring you some much-needed clarity as you near retirement.

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September 13, 2019

Income Annuities Take Risk Out of Retirement

When used properly, annuities provide invaluable security, so why aren't more people going for them? A new Brookings Institution study has some insights, and some strong recommendations for consumers.

See More On: Annuities | Making Your Money Last | Wealth Management

September 12, 2019

How to Calculate the Break-Even Age for Taking Social Security

Do you know what your break-even age is? It’s the age at which you come out ahead by postponing taking your Social Security benefits. Here's how to figure it out, and what it means for your retirement.

See More On: Social Security | Making Your Money Last | Wealth Management

September 12, 2019

A Tenant's Advice on How to Be a Better Landlord

To find your best tenants ever, you need to be the best landlord ever.

See More On: Small Business | Wealth Management

September 11, 2019

4 Important Tax Items Every Retiree Should Know About

Once you retire, it's helpful to keep several tax opportunities and tax consequences in mind.

See More On: Tax Planning | Tax Breaks

September 11, 2019

Retirees: Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Before a Market Correction

Take some lessons from the mistakes many retirees made during the downturn that socked stocks in 2008. By adjusting accordingly, you don't have to fear outliving your retirement portfolio, even if you're about to retire.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Financial Planning | Markets

September 10, 2019

To Gift or Not to Gift

Sometimes it can be wise (or just pleasurable) to give your assets away while you're still alive.

See More On: Estate Planning | Family Finances | Wealth Management

September 10, 2019

Millennials Want to Retire Too. Here's How.

Yes, millennials have special challenges, but there's a way. Here's some tough-love advice on money and life for millennials from a CPA who is also a millennial himself well on his way to financial independence.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Saving Money | Wealth Management

September 10, 2019

Investors Win with New SEC 'Best Interest' Rules on Brokers

Here's some good news for investors: Stronger SEC rules protecting their best interests went into effect on Sept. 10, 2019. Firms have until June 30, 2020, to come into compliance, but here's a look at what's changing.

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September 9, 2019

When It Comes to Investing, Diversification Is Not All the Same

You might think your portfolio is safe, but are you absolutely sure? A steep market drop could be an expensive wake-up call.

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September 9, 2019

5 Strategies for Managing Your Changing Risk Tolerance

Setting and forgetting your risk tolerance may cause unwanted results in your investment portfolio. Instead, review your risk profile each and every year with these five steps.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Markets | Wealth Management

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