Lessons to learn from this experiment. Retirement is ideally a happy time of your life, freeing you up to do things you’ve long postponed. However, the prospect of retirement can also cause stress if you’re not sure you have enough money to retire in the lifestyle you’d like. We suggest a dry run: Try living
Your insurance at mid-life: Gauging if you are underinsured. Life comes with all sorts of curveballs. Sometimes, they’re easily overcome and even end up being positive experiences. But every now and then, something unexpectedly serious can happen. When was the last time you assessed your insurance coverage? It may be time to reevaluate your needs.
Say ‘no’ to loan requests and protect your wealth—and relationships. Some people may treat you differently when you’ve acquired substantial wealth. Chalk it up to human nature, but you might find an unusual friendliness mixed with the occasional request for funds—a loan, a gift, a pledge, or some other way to spend your money Saying
Know your options for transferring assets. Some wealthy individuals begin or revisit their estate planning in response to a life event; others do so when their business or career changes. In either case, some key questions need to be asked. What assets are most vital to protect, and how are they titled? In pursuit of
The financial considerations of retiring “earlier” or “later” If you can retire by choice, the question of “when” comes to mind. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of retirement at three different ages. At 62, you can claim Social Security. That alone prompts some baby boomers to consider retiring. Leaving work at 62
Automate your retirement planning and wealth-building approach. Build your emergency fund with automatic transfers. Practically any bank or credit union can arrange daily, weekly, or per-paycheck transfers of money from a checking account into a savings account, or split your incoming paycheck into percentages going to both accounts. Try some apps. Apps like Qapital subtly
Also referred to as a conservator or protector. A guardian is named to serve for the benefit of a minor child or an adult who has become incapacitated or is unable to act on their own behalf. The guardian is responsible to the individual requiring guardianship. The role requires patience, compassion and sensitivity. By Definition:
An executor ties up personal and/or business affairs after someone passes away. The executor may also be referred to as a personal representative in some states. The executor may include more than one person or, in fact, a financial institution who stands in for the deceased party. The executor will gather the assets, settle any