In today’s episode, we are excited to introduce you to a key member of the Bulman Wealth Group team- Marcos Lemus. Marcos has been with us for about 2 years now and has recently transitioned into a new role as a service advisor. He joins us today to share more about his background, his journey into finance from the education and technology sector, and his passion for problem-solving and life-long learning.
We spend a lot of time talking about how to save enough for retirement, but is there such a thing as saving too much? Some experts say that retirees will need 70-80% of their pre-retirement income to sustain a comfortable lifestyle, but recent studies show that many retirees are spending significantly less than these benchmarks.
Certain moments in our financial lives can and will trigger tax events so we want to make sure you’re mindful of them, explain what they are, and share some ways to stay ahead of these tax surprises.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed or intimidated by the idea of a fixed retirement number, advertised by some financial institutions, you’re not alone. In this episode, Scott debunks the retirement number myth, explaining that your retirement number is not just a single, daunting figure, but instead a combination of different income streams that work together.
Attention fellow Gen X’ers: are you taking full advantage of your 401(k)s and IRAs? Did you know that contribution limits change once you hit the age of 50? In today’s episode, we’re shining the spotlight on retirement planning specifically for Generation X – those born between 1965 and 1980. We’ll be sharing crucial tips on making sure you’re not leaving any money on the table by fully utilizing contribution limits and understanding how employer-matching contributions work.
As we approach retirement, it’s crucial to shift focus from accumulating wealth to preserving it and creating a sustainable income. Determining the monthly income needed to cover your expenses and controlling your withdrawals is essential, but more complicated than it might sound. In this episode, Scott will break down the crucial difference between wealth preservation and income generation and then dive into the ideal amount of cash to have in your savings account.
Today we’ll break it all down for you and explain everything you need to know about Social Security spousal benefits. You might be able to claim a benefit of up to 50% without cutting into your spouse’s amount, and this is still true if you’ve gone through a divorce, but you need to know the specifics of how this all works.
Buckle up, because today we’re diving into the recent buzz around digital currency in the United States. As you might’ve heard, the Federal Reserve recently announced its openness to experimenting with the development and implementation of a digital U.S. dollar. While this possibility may seem daunting, there’s no need to panic just yet. It’s a multi-faceted issue with many layers to consider, and it is certainly not set to happen anytime soon. However, it’s a topic worth exploring, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do today.
Following the collapse of Silicon Valley bank, you have probably heard a lot of talk about America’s banking situation in the last few weeks. Today, we are here to unpack what happened with the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and whether we should be concerned about other banks as well. We will also take a deeper look at banking insurance and discuss what FDIC insurance covers and what it does not cover.
The future of Social Security is a concern on the minds of all Americans. People are constantly wondering whether money will run out before it comes time to claim their benefits. While the worries are justified, there’s a good chance the government will make changes to the program to keep it funded for generations to come.