Retirement

Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether a spousal benefit should always be half the other spouse’s retirement benefit, whether the Windfall Elimination Provision applies to spousal benefit and how divorced spousal benefit rates are determined. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of
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Integrating the components of a retirement plan getty A core deficiency of existing retirement programs is that the three major components of a program — financial asset management, annuities, and HECM reverse mortgages — are organized, managed and marketed separately. As a result, important potential synergies from combining them are unrealized. The potential synergies vary
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about when it’s possible to file for spousal benefits, who can still file restricted applications for spousal benefits only, divorced spousal benefits after early retirement benefits and eligibility for disability benefits close to full retirement age. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and
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getty Year-end tax strategies are common and impactful tools to help you leverage the tax code and better plan for your future. Using concepts like Roth conversions, charitable giving, tax loss harvesting, minimizing capital gains, and making sure you maximize all possible savings to tax deferred accounts can all be helpful in maximizing your savings. This year
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If you’re considering early retirement, you’re in good company. COVID-19 has been a catalyst for older Americans to leave the workforce voluntarily due to their high risk of infection. Quitting a job poses financial challenges for early retirees who suddenly have fewer years to accumulate assets and more years to live without a regular paycheck.
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Raymond Jetson Next Avenue Raymond Jetson’s passion, which led him to be a 2020 Influencer in Aging, is motivating older Black men to mentor Black youth and young adults. The pandemic’s brutal impacts on the African American community have only intensified Jetson’s efforts. “It exacerbated the inequities that we reflect
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getty Readers, I have been remiss. I have been watching reports of major pension funds overseas divesting from fossil fuel corporations, and have been placing the topic on my to-do list, intending to share this development with readers “someday.” Last year in Norway, for instance, the $1.6 trillion Government Pension Fund Global will divest from
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Medicare Announces Costs for 2021. Getty Working with your advisor to update your financial plan for next year? Maybe, sitting down to do your budget? Here are Medicare’s 2021 costs. Prepare to spend more.  Costs that apply to any Medicare beneficiary There are some costs that everyone who has Medicare for healthcare coverage must pay. 
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