Do you really know as much as you think you do about your 401(k) plan? Let’s find out. 1. If I leave my job, my entire 401(k) account is mine to keep. This may or may not be true, depending on your plan’s “vesting schedule.” Your own contributions to the plan–that is, your pretax or […]
Your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan is a convenient way to help you accumulate money for retirement. Using payroll deductions, you invest for the future automatically, following that oft-noted advice to “pay yourself first.” But choosing to participate is just one important step. Another key to making it work for you is managing risk in your […]
Chris and show sponsor and frequent guest Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage co-host this week’s Something More. They discuss the news of the week, including the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage and health care. Chris offers some market perspective and Mike discusses everything you ever wanted to know about mortgages. All that, plus your calls […]
No matter what your age, your work-based retirement savings plan can be a key component of your overall financial strategy. Following are some age-based points to consider when determining how to put your plan to work for you. Just starting out Just starting your first job? Chances are you face a number of financial challenges. […]
You made it through tax season and now you’re looking forward to your summer vacation. But before you go, take some time to review your finances. Mid-year is an ideal time to do so, because the demands on your time may be fewer, and the planning opportunities greater, than if you wait until the end […]
This week’s show is full of good information as Chris welcomes several guests to “Something More.” Author and advisor Bob Mauterstock talks about his book, Passing the Torch. He tells of important conversations retirees should have with their adult children to include them in the planning process. David Augustinho of the Cape Cod and Islands […]
Chris has a full show this week. He talks a bit about financial issues such as IRAs, variable annuities, long term care insurance, and mistakes people make which undermine their retirements. He also talks with author and journalist Bret Stephens about US foreign policy and the urge for isolationism vs the need for engagement. Madeline […]
During your working years, you’ve probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement is to convert those savings into an ongoing income stream that will provide adequate income throughout your retirement years.