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Adviser links: phased retirements

Abnormal Returns

Podcasts Amy Arnott and Christine Benz talk with Don Graves and Wade Pfau about the role of home equity in retirement planning. riabiz.com) Fisher Investments is spinning off its 401(k) business, Fisher Retirement Solutions. kitces.com) Spending in retirement can increase with the use of lifetime income solutions.

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Personal finance links: retirement preparedness

Abnormal Returns

whitecoatinvestor.com) Aging These are the four phases of retirement. theretirementmanifesto.com) What you need to know about health care if you retire before age 65? wsj.com) Companies need to be more flexible when it comes to retirement. (morningstar.com) The upside of a qualified charitable distribution or QCD.

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Helping Hesitant Clients Boost Their Retirement Spending

Nerd's Eye View

Retirement is often framed as one's "golden years", a time to enjoy the fruits of several decades of hard work. Nevertheless, some retirees can find it emotionally challenging to bring themselves to go beyond the basics in retirement spending (e.g., On the behavioral side, clients could 'practice' retirement (e.g.,

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Your Retirement Planning Starter Pack

Carson Wealth

By Jake Anderson, CFP ® , Wealth Planner When helping clients begin retirement planning, the same questions often arise: What should my retirement plan look like? Your lifestyle, goals, family situation, and risk tolerance will give a unique signature to your retirement plan. How much should I be saving?

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DoL’s Retirement Security Rule & PTE 2020-02 Amendment: What Advisers Need to Know Now About Giving Rollover Advice After Sept 23, 2024

Nerd's Eye View

On April 25, 2024, the Department of Labor (DoL) issued the final version of its Retirement Security Rule (the "Final Rule"), which imposes an ERISA fiduciary standard "that applies uniformly to all investments that retirement investors may make with respect to their retirement accounts ".

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Small Business Retirement Plans – SEP-IRA vs. Solo 401(k)

The Chicago Financial Planner

One of the best tax deductions for a small business owner is funding a retirement plan. Beyond any tax deduction you are saving for your own retirement. You deserve a comfortable retirement. If you don’t plan for your own retirement who will? Two popular small business retirement plans are the SEP-IRA and Solo 401(k).

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Reframing Risk In Retirement As “Over- And Under-Spending” To Better Communicate Decisions To Clients, And Finding “Best Guess” Spending Level

Nerd's Eye View

Over the past few decades, advicers have used Monte Carlo analysis tools to communicate to clients if their assets and planned level of spending were sufficient for them to realize their goals while (critically) not running out of money in retirement.