Financial Living Blog

Can You Lower Your RMD Taxes?

Nov 25, 2020 7:17:44 AM

Retirement comes with a great financial twist. During your working years, the federal government incentivizes you to save in retirement accounts with tax deferrals. But eventually you are forced by the government to spend down those same accounts in the form of required minimum distributions (RMDs).

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The Lump Sum vs. Annuity Pension Debate

Nov 19, 2020 4:41:22 PM

A pension is a valuable workplace benefit that puts most of the responsibility on your employer. In exchange for your service, your company provides a significant amount of money for your retirement. You don’t have to choose or manage a set of investments. However, you do have to eventually make a big decision: Should you take a lump sum or annuity pension payout?

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More People Meet Financial Advisers for Help: Here’s How to Get Started

Nov 11, 2020 9:20:24 AM

From investments to taxes, money can be a complicated and intimidating thing to navigate. That was true before the coronavirus – and it’s true now. The difference is that the economic impact of the pandemic has both exacerbated previous problems and introduced new stresses.

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Rules for Taking Social Security While Working

Oct 28, 2020 9:29:55 AM

Social Security will undoubtedly be a part of your retirement plan, and if you’re like many Americans, work may be, too.

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6 Crucial Financial Steps for Couples in Case One Spouse Dies

Oct 14, 2020 12:03:11 PM

One of life’s greatest joys is to plan for a future with someone you love. But no plan is complete without planning for what could go terribly wrong. For married couples, that is often the loss of the other.

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Where to Get Financial Advice – the Good and Bad

Sep 30, 2020 9:34:12 AM

Ask a friend or relative how much money they make, you’re likely met with silence. But ask for an investment tip and seemingly everyone opens right up – for better or worse.

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One of Barron’s Best RIAs – What Makes a Top Adviser?

Sep 17, 2020 9:34:00 AM

Last week, Advance Capital Management was named to the Barron’s list of America’s Best RIAs. We are honored and grateful to our clients for making this possible.

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5 Key Advantages of HSAs for Retirement

Sep 2, 2020 12:01:37 PM

MacGyver was resourceful, as you are resourceful.

The plucky polymath from the action-packed TV show could take any household items at his disposal – paperclips, a piece of chewing gum, some Duct tape, a Swiss Army Knife – and build a highly effective device to save the day. Similarly, as you plan for retirement, you essentially have to assemble various assets to create an effective, sustainable income stream.

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IRAs for Self-Employed Workers

Aug 5, 2020 9:23:46 AM

A common perk of working for a company is a retirement plan. What about if you work for yourself? Will you have a harder time retiring when you decide to call it quits?

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Advance Capital Management Named a 2020 Financial Times Top 300 RIA

Jul 30, 2020 9:31:59 AM

We are pleased to announce Advance Capital Management has been named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.

This is the fourth year in a row that Advance Capital Management has been listed.

“We are again honored to be named a top financial adviser in the U.S. and especially proud to have done it for four consecutive years,” said Joe Theisen, chief executive officer of Advance Capital Management.

This is the seventh annual FT 300 list, produced independently by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times. Ignites Research provides business intelligence on investment management.

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