News & Resources – Articles 2018-11-29T18:24:53+00:00

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Methuselah Could Now Make IRA Contributions: SECURE Act

In another nod to a population that is working longer and living longer, the SECURE act repealed the 70 ½ age limit for making IRA contributions.  This provision could be valuable to anyone that continues to work after age 70 ½ and wishes to increase their retirement nest egg. So, Methuselah could still make an IRA contribution.  Of course, Methuselah [...]

By | January 31st, 2020|

SECURE Act Delays RMDs To Age 72 For Future Retirees

The SECURE Act recognizes that many Americans are remaining in the work force until well after age 65, and living longer.  So, one of the many provisions of the act signed into law last week was the delay to age 72 for participants turning age 70 ½ after 2019. If you turned 70 ½ during 2019 or previously there is [...]

By | January 16th, 2020|

Great Grandmother’s Will

What do Aretha Franklin, Prince, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Bono, and Kurt Cobain have in common? All these mega rich celebrities died without a will. It reminds me about a sad personal family story: My Grandmother didn’t speak to her sister for over 40 years. They both died without ever speaking to each other again. [...]

By | December 13th, 2019|

Just A Little Too Cute For Their Own Good

Shortly after I discovered that I could ride my bicycle no hands it occurred to me that I could stand on the seat. My mother, watching from the yard called out that I was being just a little too cute for my own good. That warning was followed up almost instantly by a memorable crash to the sidewalk. To my [...]

By | August 16th, 2019|

Target Date Funds: Not A Silver Bullet For 401(k) Participants

Target date funds have been around since the early 1990s, and they are gathering the vast majority of new money going into 401(k) funds. But, few plan participants have a clue about what they are and how they work. This is a massive failure of plan sponsors, investment advisors, and Third Party Administrators to do their dut to provide basic [...]

By | July 28th, 2019|


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