There’s no getting around the fact this year has been challenging for most investors. But that doesn’t mean it’s a total wash. Even though the year is quickly coming to a close, you can still take advantage of valuable opportunities and take proactive steps to set yourself up for the future. With that goal in mind, here is a year-end financial checklist to help you get ahead.
AT&T employees who are nearing retirement have a lot on their minds right now. For one, you could lose a significant amount on your pension lump sums if it is calculated based on currently higher interest rates. In addition, you are faced with high market volatility and the potential for a recession.
Healthcare will likely be one of your biggest retirement expenses. Most retirees rely on Medicare, which is the national health insurance for older adults and people with disabilities. Unfortunately, Medicare’s various plans can be complex and confusing. And choosing the wrong plan can be expensive.
Advance Capital Management’s president and chief investment officer, Christopher Kostiz, provides his key economic and market insights from the most recent quarter.
Building wealth starts with having the right goals in place. But your financial needs and goals in your 20s will look vastly different from those in your 40s. Hence, your financial priorities change as your life changes. With that in mind, here is a list of financial priorities in your 20s, 30s and 40s that can help you stay on track.
People like to describe retirement as a marathon and not a sprint. That’s because it takes diligent saving over a long period of time to achieve financial independence. But it’s more accurate to think of retirement as a triathlon, because you’ll rely on a variety of vehicles, or retirement income sources, to finish this kind of race.
From postal workers to VA doctors, we’ve had the pleasure of helping many federal government employees reach retirement. The first thing most of those folks want to know is at what age can they retire. So, what is the federal retirement age? Is it the conventional age of 65?
Planning the next chapter of your life is an exciting experience. But there’s a good chance you’re worried about at least one thing: health care. Consider that a PricewaterhouseCoopers financial wellness survey consistently found health care costs as one of the biggest concerns about retirement among all age groups.
Market downturns are emotionally challenging for most investors. Seeing multiple down days can make you feel as if the market will never recover. After all, psychological research has shown people tend to feel the pain of a financial loss twice as intensively as the pleasure of a gain.
By helping people get the most from their AT&T retirement benefits, we tend to focus on the things we can control. How much to save in the AT&T 401(k) plan. What funds to invest in. Which pension to choose – lump sum or monthly annuity. What about the things we can’t control?