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3 Tricky Decisions for Every Retirement Plan

By GRA News Blog | May 25, 2021
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Not even experts agree about the ‘right’ withdrawal rate, long-term-care insurance, and annuities. When it comes to retirement planning, there are a few items that you can safely put in the “settled business” pile. In this era of ultra-low yields, for example, it’s a given that most retirees will need to have ample equity exposure…

6 steps to avoid running out of money in retirement

By GRA News Blog | May 24, 2021
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The pandemic has put a dent in many people’s financial lives, affecting their ability to save and stash away cash for retirement. Add the fact that more Americans are living longer, and the prospect of financial security in retirement for many is falling short. But if you’re concerned about running out of money in retirement,…

Macro Alert: Inflation Is Spiking, But You Only Reopen the Economy Once

By GRA News Blog | May 21, 2021
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Macro Alert From the Office of the Global Chief Investment Officer, Scott Minerd Inflation Is Spiking, But You Only Reopen the Economy Once Core CPI jumped to 3.0 percent year-over-year in April, the fastest pace since 1996. While the base effect from low readings in April 2020 was widely expected by markets, the monthly pace…

Getting these Social Security benefit questions wrong could cost you

By GRA News Blog | May 20, 2021
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How long does it really pay to wait to claim Social Security? Getting these benefit questions wrong could cost you KEY POINTS You may have heard it pays to wait until age 70 to claim Social Security benefits. But if you delay claiming past then, you could actually lose money. That question and more tend…

Wednesday Q&A What are the Social Security Penalties if I take it early?

By GRA News Blog | May 19, 2021

What are the Social Security Penalties if I take it early? What if I lose my job? Should I turn on my Social Security early? How will I be penalized? Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK GREGORY We’re Here to Help Have…

A Roth IRA could help you buy a home. Here’s what to know

By GRA News Blog | May 19, 2021
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KEY POINTS Up to $10,000 in Roth IRA earnings can be withdrawn — free of both taxes and penalty — for a home purchase if you meet certain requirements. You also can withdraw your direct contributions at any time, because you already paid taxes on that money. The strategy may not be appropriate for all…

The Biggest Mistakes People Make With Social Security

By GRA News Blog | May 18, 2021
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One of the most common and costly: worrying about dying too soon There are six main ways to do damage to your Social Security plan, according to academics, financial advisers and a CPA that weighed in on the issue. ILLUSTRATION: JON KRAUSE Many Americans mismanage their biggest retirement asset: their Social Security benefit. And it can…

Wednesday Q&A What are the New Rules for Inherited IRAs?

By GRA News Blog | May 13, 2021

What are the New Rules for Inherited IRAs? Gregory goes over the IRS Rule changes for Inherited IRAs in this Winning At Life short clip Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK GREGORY We’re Here to Help Have questions about this week’s content,…

5 Steps You Could Take to Retire With Peace of Mind

By GRA News Blog | May 12, 2021
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Enjoy the Next Chapter of Your Life in Peace BY NEWSWEEK AMPLIFY ON 4/22/21 AT 8:00 AM EDT re you looking forward to the days when you no longer have to work? Retirement may be good motivation to work harder now for a more comfortable life later on, but are you really ready for it? 5 Steps…

Want to Avoid Paying Taxes on Social Security? Here’s How

By GRA News Blog | May 11, 2021
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Throughout your working life, you pay taxes to earn Social Security benefits. That’s why it comes as such a surprise to many retirees that taxes don’t stop once you start collecting checks. In fact, a report from Senior Citizens League found around half of all Social Security beneficiaries owe federal taxes on their money. And it’s…

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