The Roth IRA Conversion: Why & How to Use This Strategy in Your Retirement Planning

Roth IRA conversions have emerged as a compelling strategy in retirement planning, offering a range of benefits and opportunities. Converting your tax-deferred retirement plans to a Roth IRA can be a strategic move, particularly for individuals seeking tax diversification, potential long-te …

6 Signs It’s Time to Ditch DIY Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is a journey that generally takes decades to complete and most of us start out along the do-it-yourself path. More than likely, your first step was to enroll in an employer-provided plan such as a 401(k) or setting up an individual retirement account, also known as an IRA.

4 Moves You Can Make with Your Old 401(k)

By Matt Kory, Vice President, Retirement Programs   Changing careers is an emotional move – there’s excitement for the new opportunity, sadness about leaving your favorite coworkers behind, depression if you weren’t ready to leave, worry about how to financially bridge the unemployment …

Your Retirement Planning Starter Pack

Although there are some basic guidelines, your financial life is as unique as your fingerprint. Your lifestyle, goals, family situation, risk tolerance and even your wildest dreams will give a unique signature to your portfolio. Let’s look at a few of the starting points today for a healthy …

Retirement Is Not Biblical

A different approach to life’s later seasons We were created to work. It’s part of God’s plan for us. When God created Adam and put him in the Garden of Eden, he told him to work it and take care of it (Genesis 2:15). Period. Not work until he was 65. Not work until he …

Yes, You Can Make a Solid Long-Term Care Plan: Here’s How and Why It’s Important

By Matt Lewis, CLTC®, Vice President, Insurance In today’s world it’s fair to say that most reasonable people believe they are going to live a long life. And when you live a long life, it’s also fair to say that sooner or later, we’re going to need some form of care.

Medicare and Managing Health Care Costs in Retirement

Health care costs in retirement aren’t going anywhere. Naturally, as our bodies get older, it costs more to keep them running. And with U.S. health care spending expected to rise at a rate 1.1% faster than the annual GDP, this cost will come home to our pockets. Statistics like this m …

Medicare Time – Now What? Things to Know as You Start Out

By Matt Lewis, CLTC®, Vice President, Insurance You’re turning 65 this year and Medicare is on your mind. Medicare is a subset of Social Security and run by the Social Security Administration. In my experience, it may be almost as complicated as the Internal Revenue Code! With that said, le …

Planning for What You Can’t Plan For

How many lighthouses do you see?  You’ve probably heard the saying, “We plan and God laughs.” Proverbs 16 says it’s human nature to want to plan our future, and I talk a lot about planning because planning is important. But even the most thoughtful, well-considered plans go awry—sometimes t …

5 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

Is your retirement plan lacking? Let’s look at 5 common retirement planning mistakes and how you can get the most out of your retirement plan.

Your Retirement Income Plan

Having a retirement income plan in place can help you approach retirement with confidence. Learn more in our informative webinar, Your Retirement Income Plan, with Carson Group’s Senior Wealth Planner Tom Fridrich and Retirement Plan Advisor Chris Tooker, now available on-demand. 

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