6 Reasons You’re Getting a Smaller Social Security Check

MOST WORKERS ARE eligible to create a my Social Security account and get a personalized estimate of their future Social Security payments at various ages. However, your Social Security benefit could end up being less than the amount listed on your statement. Here’s why you might get a reduced Social Security benefit in retirement. Read More: https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/social-security/articles/2018-09-24/6-reasons-youre-getting-a-smaller-social-security-check

SLIDES – 10 Best Countries for Retirement

Where can a retired couple live a comfortable, carefree life on $1,800 or less a month? InternationalLiving.com released its Global Retirement Index for 2019. The annual index examines safe, good-value destinations beyond the U.S. or Canadian borders and scores the world’s top 25 retirement destinations. The main goal of the index is to help retirees find Read more about SLIDES – 10 Best Countries for Retirement[…]

You can save more toward retirement in 2019. Here’s how to make the most of it

You can save up to $19,000 in your 401(k) this year, up from $18,500 in 2018. You can also put up to $6,000 in individual retirement accounts, up from $5,500 last year. If you are 50 or over, you can save even more via catch-up contributions: an extra $6,000 for 401(k) and other employee plans, Read more about You can save more toward retirement in 2019. Here’s how to make the most of it[…]

4 Retirement Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

Though retirement is often a liberating period of life, it can also be a stressful one — especially from a financial standpoint. The more careful you are with your money, though, the less stress you’ll encounter. And that’s why you’ll need to avoid the following mistakes at all costs. Read More: https://www.fool.com/amp/retirement/2018/12/05/4-retirement-mistakes-to-avoid-in-2019.aspx

Thinking Ahead: 2019 Tax Numbers (for 2020 Tax Season)

Estate Tax Exclusion is 11.4 mm Health Care Coverage Penalty is $0 AMT Exemption amount phase out for MFJ is $1,020,600, exemption amount of $111,700. Max Earned Income Credit is $6,557 for MFJ No limit on Itemized deductions No Personal Exemptions Standard Deduction is $12,200 or $24,400 for MFJ HSA contribution limit $2,700 Gift Tax Read more about Thinking Ahead: 2019 Tax Numbers (for 2020 Tax Season)[…]

2018 Is Looking A Lot Like…

The NYSE FANG+ Index, which represents highly traded growth stocks of technology-enabled companies, has fallen a whopping 18% from its peak in June 2018. Understandably, investors are showing concern for the resulting death cross—a technical chart pattern that formed when the index’s short-term moving average dropped below its long-term moving average at the beginning of Read more about 2018 Is Looking A Lot Like…[…]