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 known as a living will, personal directive, advance directive or advance decision. Planning ahead for future health care decisions is an important step for you, your family and/or loved ones. In the event of a major health event, where you may be unable to communicate, an advance health care directive provides medical instructions that
No one likes to consider the possibility of becoming mentally incapacitated due to age, accident or illness, but the fact is that almost every family will eventually face this kind of difficulty. Everyone should consider naming an agent to act in their best interests, in case they become unable to make their own decisions over
There are advantages and disadvantages to using a trust as an estate planning tool. Depending on your goals, the use of a trust can be an effective way to achieve your estate planning objectives. Trusts are usually categorized in one of two ways: 1. Inter Vivos Trust (Living Trust) An inter vivos, or living, trust
You may find that you have accumulated a number of workplace retirement accounts over the years. Consider consolidating these assets into a single rollover IRA to simplify your life and help you take better control of your financial future. Thanks to favorable tax laws, your retirement plan assets can be as mobile as you are.
As you retire, how do you want to move forward with your life? The biggest retirement questions are not necessarily financial. They concern purpose, well-being, and the meaning of life. You should know “what’s next” as you leave work. This is important. If your personal identity is closely tied to your career or business and
Key Points Develop a family financial map Communicate early and often Be clear about your expectations and values Introduce your heirs to your financial advisor Avoid this unfortunate inheritance situation It’s not an uncommon scenario: The parents pass away and leave the family home to the children, Joe, Bill and Marie. Joe wants to keep