Unfortunately, investment missteps are the kind that can come back to haunt you in the future, especially when it comes to retirement planning. In this article we look at how much you should set aside for retirement and how much should go into the right kind of long-term investments. Learn about the long-term benefits.
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Are you staring into a cardboard box full of pay stubs, potential deductions, receipts, and itemized lists wondering what’s next? Tax season is in full swing and one of the biggest decisions taxpayers face is how to file their returns.
Have you questioned whether you can take on managing your finances yourself? Do you only have a 401K and allow the company assigned by your employer to manage the account? If you have an advisor already, is he or she the right partner for you? If you’re unsure if you need additional financial assistance, keep reading!
1. Make sure to contribute, at minimum, up to the level of your company’s match. When a company offers a match, it offers potential for “free money” which is not available through any other avenue. If you are a married couple, look at both individuals’ retirement plans to make sure the match is being utilized. …
If you’re unsure if your financial advisor is a best fit for your needs ask him or her the questions below. Follow our guide to what their answers should be and if the responses are not lining up or you’re unsure of their responses feel free to sit down with an investment professional at Kroon & Mitchell for a free review.
One of the key things we do is educate our clients on the different savings and investment tools available. One of the critical points of confusion we try to dispel are the strengths and weaknesses between Traditional and Roth IRAs. We often see clients who are entirely sold on one over the other even though the best retirement plans usually involve a mix of the two at different times in the income and savings cycle. Timing and planning are both critical aspects for determining when to use each vehicle.
According to the CFA Institute, a global organization of investment professionals, you as an investor have certain rights - 10 to be exact.
Here’s an inside look on the first investor right as established by the institute…