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Smart Ways To Leave a Legacy in your Estate Plan

Legacy planning is one of the most neglected parts of financial and estate planning. That’s too bad, because good choices about leaving a legacy can have powerful effects. Too often, estate planners and individuals focus only on the tax effects of potential giving strategies. But focusing more on non-tax effects and making shrewd choices can […]

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When You Can Treat Portfolio Management as a Tax-Deductible Business

After leaving the career behind, your work isn’t done. You’re now in the business of ensuring there’s steady cash flow to pay your expenses. Or, as I put it, you need to generate your Retirement Paycheck. That leads to a question many people ask: Can I report managing my retirement portfolio as a business on […]

What You Need to Know About RMDs in 2022 (Required Min. Distributions)

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Some Notable Events That Grabbed My Attention This Week

Big Announcement: My next book is at the publisher being prepared for publication. You can make a pre-publication order or review the book by clicking here and here, respectively. More of Retirees’ Social Security Benefits Pay for Medical Expenses As you know, Medicare isn’t free and doesn’t cover all retirement medical expenses. A good retirement […]

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The Key Differences Between Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s & Why They Matter

Many employers now offer Roth versions of their 401(k) plans. Though many people believe Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s (known formally as designated Roth 401(k) plans) are identical, there are important differences between the two types of retirement plans. You likely already know the basic differences between Roth-type accounts and traditional IRAs and 401(k)s. In […]

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How to Set Up Future Guaranteed Lifetime Income Today

Who wouldn’t want the financial security that comes with Guaranteed Lifetime Income? What many people don’t realize is that today you can set up guaranteed lifetime income… to begin in the future. When retirees have guaranteed lifetime income, they safely spend more money and don’t worry about running out of money during retirement. When you […]

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How to Minimize the Most Important Number on Your Tax Return [Part 2]

In last week’s edition of Retirement Watch Weekly, I shared my first three strategies for how minimize your adjusted gross income (AGI). Today let’s go through six more such strategies… Minimize Your Tax Return’s Most Important Number in Retirement: Strategy #4: Be charitable with your IRA. When you’re making charitable contributions each year and are […]

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How to Minimize Your Tax Return’s Most Important Number in Retirement

It’s the most important number on your federal income tax return. You can find it on line 11 of the first page of Form 1040 for 2021. The number I’m referring to is your adjusted gross income (AGI). In your retirement years, AGI is more important than for most other taxpayers. Before retiring, taxable income […]

A Little-Known Way To Supercharge Your IRA

Many people could achieve a couple of retirement finance goals by adding a qualified longevity annuity contract (QLAC) to their IRAs. Even if you never buy one, you should look at QLACs and know their advantages and disadvantages. (Qualified longevity annuity contracts were created in regulations issued by the IRS in 2014.) They’re an IRS-approved […]

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