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Posts by Zack Alkhamis

Positive Territory

The battle versus COVID-19 continues. The spread in some of the recent hotspots like California and Florida is slowing, while states in the Northeast and Midwest are now experiencing increases in cases. According to the World Health Organization, 27 vaccines are in human trials, and the chances of an approved vaccine by late this year…

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How to Make Savings Last Longer in Retirement

Whether you dream of a travel-filled retirement or would prefer to relax and enjoy spending more time at home, you’re probably wondering what you can do to make your golden years as stress-free as possible. For many who have spent the last several decades in wealth-accumulation mode, withdrawing savings can trigger anxieties about the future. Some…

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Planning Your Distributions After Retirement

When it comes to retirement planning, much ado is made of how much to save. But often, the real difference lies in shrewd distribution planning. By withdrawing funds from certain account types in a certain order, you might significantly reduce your taxes and lower your annual withdrawal rate. What should you consider now when planning your retirement…

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Three Tips for Planning Your Income in Retirement

If you’ve been diligently saving for your retirement, you may often find yourself wondering when you can afford to set an official retirement date. The answer to this question can often depend on how much monthly or annual income your retirement portfolio can generate. Read on for three tips to help you plan your income…

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Year-End Tax Planning

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to consider strategies that could help you reduce your tax bill. But most tax tips, suggestions, and strategies are of little practical help without a good understanding of your current tax situation. This is particularly true for year-end planning. You can’t know where to go next…

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Midyear Outlook 2020

AT THE MIDPOINT of 2020, we’re mindful that it’s been an extremely challenging year so far in the United States and around the globe. We’re in the midst of a pandemic that continues to impact all of us, our communities, and our economies. Together we’re looking ahead for new ways to face these challenges and…

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3 Ways for Women to Achieve Financial Independence

For many women, working toward financial independence is more difficult. Obstacles women face include having a longer life expectancy than men which will require more savings for retirement, spending fewer years in the workforce than their male counterparts, and taking leave more often to deal with family matters. On top of all this, many women still struggle with the…

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Longevity Risk and Retirement Income

How long might you live in retirement? Think carefully. Your answer could influence whether you have enough money for a comfortable retirement or just scrape by. According to pension mortality tables, at least one member of a 65-year-old couple has a 72% chance of living to age 85 and a 45% chance of living to…

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9 Ways To Earn Retirement Income

Retirement income is different than what you’re used during a full-time career. You’ll have a new set of concerns, but you’ll also have a decent amount of freedom to make your money behave the way you want. Here are nine of the most common types of retirement investment income defined. 1. A Job You might…

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8 Steps for Pre-Retirees to Pursue Retirement Income

Sometimes people get caught up in the numbers so much that they forget why they’re saving for retirement. At the beginning of your career, you may not have known what you wanted to do. Now that you’ve officially joined the ranks of pre-retirees — people who are around five or ten years away from retiring[1]— you…

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