Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

February 12th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

As a business owner, you should carefully consider the advantages of establishing an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Generally, you’re allowed a deduction for contributions you make to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. In return, however, you’re required to include certain employees in the plan, and to give a portion of the contributions you make to those participating […]

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Getting Started: Establishing a Financial Safety Net

January 25th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

In times of crisis, you don’t want to be shaking pennies out of a piggy bank. Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you’re protected when a financial emergency arises. One way to accomplish this is by setting up a cash reserve, a pool of readily available funds that can help you […]

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Establishing a Budget

January 15th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

Do you ever wonder where your money goes each month? Does it seem like you’re never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help you keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals. Examine your financial goals Before you establish a […]

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10 Ways the SECURE Act Will Impact Your Retirement Savings

January 10th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

With the decline of traditional pensions, most of us are now responsible for squirrelling away money for our own retirement. In today’s do-it-yourself retirement savings world, we rely largely on 401(k) plans and IRAs. However, there are obviously flaws with the system because about one-fourth of working Americans have no retirement savings at all–including 13% […]

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How To Control Holiday Spending

December 10th, 2019 by Legacy Wealth Planning

If advertisements and commercials are beginning to feature scenes of happy families, clad in brightly colored sweaters, gathered by a fire, surrounded by an assortment of presents, then the countdown to the holidays has begun. Although it may be a joyous time that reunites old friends and distant family members, one dilemma you may face […]

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Avoid These Financial Traps — They May Be Hazardous to Your Wealth

October 21st, 2019 by Legacy Wealth Planning

Money. It’s hard to get and easy to lose. It doesn’t take long for the wealth you’ve accumulated to disappear if you don’t manage your money well or have a plan to protect your assets from sudden calamity. Snares like the ones mentioned below could easily threaten your financial security. Planning ahead can protect you […]

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Smart Financial Moves in Your 40s and 50s

October 7th, 2019 by Legacy Wealth Planning

These crucial years call for action. Today, retirement may seem nearer to you than it once did. The following moves might be worth making—and soon. Catch-up contributions to your retirement accounts. Starting in the year you turn 50, you may make a total of $1,000 in catch-up contributions to your IRAs each year and put […]

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Retirement Expectations vs. Reality

October 2nd, 2019 by Legacy Wealth Planning

You can’t always envision what will happen in your “second act.” Just as few weathercasters can accurately forecast a month’s worth of temperatures and storms, many retirees find their futures unfolding differently than they assumed. Your assumptions may be tested as well. You may retire sooner than you anticipate. A majority of pre-retirees polled in […]

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Planning the Withdrawal of Your Retirement Assets

September 27th, 2019 by Legacy Wealth Planning

You’ve worked long and hard to accumulate the assets that you are using to help finance your retirement. Now, it’s time to start drawing down those assets. Exactly how you liquidate your assets will affect your tax and impact how long those assets last, so it pays to plan a withdrawal strategy that is efficient […]

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The Fed Hits It Down The Middle

September 18th, 2019 by Legacy Wealth Planning

“History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Mark Twain As expected, the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) policy committee cut its policy rate by 25 basis points (.25%) to a target range of 1.75%–2%. This comes on the heels of the first rate cut in more than 10 years at the end of July. This cut […]

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