How Much Income Do Retirees Really Need?
Do percentage-based rules of thumb for replacing pre-retirement income — say, 80% — make sense? Michael Finke weighs in.
Now You Can Get Married, Gay or Not. Here’s What You Gain — and Lose
Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, gay couples, and anybody else thinking about marrying, also bear some often-overlooked costs and responsibilities.
Repealing Obamacare Would Cost $353 Billion Over Next Decade
The new CBO estimate comes as the Supreme Court is expected to decide on an important Affordable Care Act-related case.
Retire Abroad? Not So Fast
Clients interested in overseas retirement need education and advice about the possible pitfalls.
Under the Hood: Planning Opportunities From a Client’s 1040, Pt. 3: Retirement Plans
Concluding our discussion on how looking at clients’ tax returns provides value, maximizing deductions from IRAs and other retirement plans.
The Cadillac of Taxes: Not Just for Luxury Health Savings Vehicles
The types of benefits that will be subject to the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac tax” may be surprising.
Breakaway Broker Blasts Schwab Over Nightmare Breakup
Richard Rosso on how he went from being one of Schwab’s top financial consultants to losing a kidney from the stress of an arbitration battle.
5 Common Client Pitfalls in Retirement Planning
Retirement has been a hot topic among pundits, politicians and financial experts for a while, but today's level of longevity risk is a new phenomenon.
Scary Retirement Study: Health Care Will Eat Up Social Security Benefits
HealthView’s annual report says couples who are 55 will need to start stashing $1,200 a month just for health care.
2015 Tax Cheat Sheet for Advisors and Their Clients
For tax year 2015, there are annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes.