5 Things to Consider When Downsizing for Retirement

After working hard and providing for your family for all of these years, you are likely counting down the days until retirement and beginning, as The Beach Boys once said, that “endless summer.” Or maybe you are already retired and looking to make some financial adjustments because you realize that life doesn’t stop when you [...]

By |2024-05-29T13:38:54-05:00June 16th, 2024|The Founders Group|0 Comments

Retirement Re-education: Back to School Time for Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is a constantly evolving process. Strategies that may have worked fine a few years ago may no longer be the optimal direction to continue. Your life may have taken unexpected turns, you may have different retirement goals you now wish to achieve, or you’ve realized your previous investments may not be working as [...]

6 Retirement Tips for Surviving the Sandwich Generation Squeeze

Adults caring for aging parents and children simultaneously have now become known as the "sandwich generation."  While each generation comes with its own array of financial challenges, the sandwich generation often feels a tight financial squeeze as they juggle the cost of care for their elderly parents with care for their children. Due to the financial strain, [...]

Secure Act 2.0 Provisions

As you may know, Congress passed SECURE 2.0 as part of the fiscal 2023 spending package. This bipartisan retirement security legislation could present opportunities for your retirement savings strategy. Below are highlights of some of the key changes, as well as some additional detail regarding the specific provisions. Please feel free to contact me if you [...]

By |2023-01-11T09:09:38-06:00January 11th, 2023|OnPath Thought Leadership, The Founders Group|0 Comments

Staying on Track with Your Retirement Investments

Investing for your retirement isn't about getting rich quick. More often, it's about having a game plan that you can live with over a long time. You wouldn't expect to be able to play the piano without learning the basics and practicing. Investing for your retirement over the long term also takes a little knowledge [...]

Planning Lessons for Educators- Addressing Your Finances

Being an educator requires expertise and that you stay current on developments in your field. However, that level of ongoing attention can make it difficult to find the time to stay on top of issues that affect your finances, or to put together a comprehensive financial plan. Whether you work directly with students or focus [...]

4 Tips & Resources to Help Seniors During Periods of High Infation & Market Volatility

In 2022, U.S. inflation hit a 40-year high, with prices for food, housing, gasoline, and other key staples increasing by nearly 10% over the previous year.1 During these uncertain times, stocks have continued a roller-coaster ride that has given heartburn to financial professionals and investors alike. For retirees and seniors on a fixed income, the true [...]

Defined Benefits Plan- An Attractive Option for Closely Held Businesses

Defined benefit pension plans may still be an attractive retirement benefit option for small employers. This is especially true for small business owners who have been too busy growing their businesses to plan for their retirement. Because of their late start, they must make up for lost time. A defined benefit plan may be just [...]

Your Estate and Life Insurance

It can be fairly easy to underestimate your net worth. After all, predicting the future value of your home and savings is merely hypothetical. On the other hand, you can rely on the fixed amount of the death benefit provided by your life insurance policy. However, adding this often significant sum to your asset pool [...]

Retirement Plans for Closely Held Businesses

If you are self-employed or own a small business and you haven't established a retirement savings plan, what are you waiting for? A retirement plan can help you and your employees save for the future. Tax advantages A retirement plan can have significant tax advantages: Your contributions are deductible when made Your contributions aren't taxed [...]

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