If you find yourself with a traditional IRA account for your retirement, it can occasionally be useful to convert your account to a Roth IRA. The key difference between these accounts is that a traditional IRA is taxed when it is withdrawn, whereas a Roth IRA is taxed before the money is put into the […]
Your golden years are a significant aspect of your life that require diligent saving and considerable contemplation. However, the journey towards this phase can be lengthy and complex, filled with numerous decisions and potential missteps. So, what are some frequent errors you could sidestep? Missing Opportunities for Passive Income A significant number of individuals […]
Many Americans are approaching their golden years with some level of debt. In 2016, nearly 61% of US citizens were transitioning into retirement while still bearing debt. While one might assume that expenses would naturally decrease after retiring, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, your costs will remain constant, decrease, or they may rise. It […]
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.
If you’ve done any searching on the internet, you’ve probably seen the advice to minimize your financial planning and retirement fees as much as possible. Many outlets for financial explanations and information recommend paying as little as possible to maintain your accounts. In general, many sources recommend a passive, uninvolved investment strategy that minimizes all […]
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.
Before 1978, most retirement plans were set up as pensions. Although the term “pension” can colloquially refer to any kind of retirement account, usually what is meant by “pension” is a defined-benefit plan. “Defined-benefit plan” is a technical term for a retirement plan where an employer guarantees payment of a certain amount when you retire […]
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.
When you turn 59 ½, there are things that begin to happen. Most importantly: you can begin withdrawing from your retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s and IRAs. This age is also very important because it can mark a shift in your investment and retirement strategy. Throughout your career, you are in what many refer to […]