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Protecting Assets from Long Term Care Costs in Pennsylvania

July 12, 2020, 1:45:13 PM

How do you protect assets from potential future long-term care and nursing home care costs? This article discusses several techniques to...

Protecting Assets from Long Term Care Costs in Pennsylvania

July 12, 2020, 1:45:13 PM

Protecting Assets from Long Term Care Costs in Pennsylvania

How do you protect assets from potential future long-term care and nursing home care costs? This article discusses several techniques to...

Required Minimum Distribution Planning

March 29, 2021, 3:17:11 PM

Required Minimum Distribution Planning

Executive Summary - Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) must be taken from pre-tax retirement accounts such as 401k accounts, 403b...

How Will Inflation Impact Your Retirement?

December 11, 2020, 4:05:33 PM

How Will Inflation Impact Your Retirement?

What is Inflation? Inflation causes prices to increase over time. A gallon of gas cost an average of $0.36 in 1970. Today, the national...

Saving Money on Healthcare Before 65: The Premium Tax Credit

September 15, 2020, 3:17:04 PM

Saving Money on Healthcare Before 65: The Premium Tax Credit

If you're thinking about retiring before age 65, how will you get healthcare prior to reaching Medicare eligibility? How much will this...

How Can High Inflation Impact Investments?

May 14, 2021, 1:49:40 PM

How Can High Inflation Impact Investments?

Inflation vs. Stock vs. Bond From 1968 - 1982 Observations - From 1968 - 1982, inflation averaged 7.4% per year. - During this high...

When Can I Retire? A Practical Use of The Retirement Cash Flow Statement

March 9, 2021, 12:49:20 AM

When Can I Retire? A Practical Use of The Retirement Cash Flow Statement

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how building a retirement cash flow statement can be used to answer common questions such...

Retirement Income Planning in Pennsylvania

July 13, 2020, 1:54:41 PM

Retirement Income Planning in Pennsylvania

Retirement Income Planning in Pennsylvania is simpler than in many other states because PA does not tax retirement income sources such as...

How Do Presidential Election Outcomes Impact Stock Market Returns?

August 21, 2020, 7:56:48 PM

How Do Presidential Election Outcomes Impact Stock Market Returns?

Clients have started occasionally asking if changes should be made to their investment allocation in anticipation of the upcoming...

Should I Take the Lump Sum? An Article For PSERS Employees

October 23, 2020, 5:12:40 PM

Should I Take the Lump Sum? An Article For PSERS Employees

When handled correctly, the monthly income and lump sum pension benefits can be a powerful combination to protect the long-term financial...

Inherited IRA Planning Considerations

February 4, 2021, 1:43:18 PM

Inherited IRA Planning Considerations

The SECURE Act In December 2019, Congress passed legislation called the SECURE Act that included numerous retirement savings reforms....

What is the Best Medicare Supplement Plan in Pennsylvania?

July 12, 2020, 1:23:49 PM

What is the Best Medicare Supplement Plan in Pennsylvania?

What is the best Medicare Supplement Plan in PA? This article discusses why enrolling in a Medicare Supplement Plan is important, when to...

Retiring in PA vs. FL vs. SC

July 13, 2020, 11:21:33 PM

Retiring in PA vs. FL vs. SC

This article compares retiring in Pennsylvania with other popular retirement destinations for Pennsylvanians: Florida and South Carolina....