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Retirement is something most of us think of as the end of the journey when it really the beginning of our second act. Living well in retirement requires planning, hard work and avoiding activities that can impact how we live in retirement. Avoiding a few common missteps can help keep you on the road to the retirement of your dreams.
For those with kids and living parents, financial pressures could very likely come from both generations sometime in the future, hence the term of being a member of the sandwich generation. Planning now can help lower the possibility of this becoming a stressful financial situation.
Unless you have filed an extension, everyone’s personal tax returns were due April 15th. So this makes now a great time to assess your tax situation so you can make adjustments to improve your tax situation for 2015. We really should never just have tax planning on auto pilot. Financial circumstances are always changing and most often, these changes have an impact in our tax situation.
Caring for an aging parent is a complicated and delicate business. But the fact is, many of us will one day find ourselves in this position. According to MetLife’s estimation, in 2011 almost 10 million adult children over age 50 cared for an aging parent. * Below you’ll find a few important discussion points to keep in mind when you have this essential conversation with your parents.
Buying a home is likely the largest purchasing decision you’ll ever make. When getting started, it’s important to determine your needs versus your wants. This includes everything from the location of the house all the way down to the bathroom layout. You may not be able to have everything you want, but creating a list will help you prioritize what is most important to you in a home.
January is the month that many make their financial resolutions and plans for the year. If you want to sharpen your planning but don’t feel you have the time to devote to a full-fledged planning exercise, then the following four numbers can be your guide to a better 2015 financially.
You’ve been planning your retirement for years: what you’re going to do, where you’re going to live, and how you’re going to pay for it. But knowing when it is time to retire can still be a very difficult decision. Here are a few questions to answer to help you decide if you are financially prepared to retire.
The USDA recently announced that to raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18 will cost on average $245,000. Even though estimates vary based on several factors, raising a child does increase your expenses. There are ways to save on those expenses and also ways to prepare for rising costs of children.