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Business Cents: Do Women Face Greater Retirement Challenges?

Provided by Garrett German A new study has raised eyebrows about the retirement prospects of women. It comes from the National Institute on Retirement Security, a non-profit, non-partisan research organization based in Washington, D.C. Studying 2012 U.S. Census data, NRIS found that women aged 65 and older had 26% less income than their male peers. […]

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Business Cents: What You Can/Cannot Control as You Plan for Retirement

Provided by Garrett German Are you worried about retiring? Many baby boomers are, and they have reason to be, given low interest rates, subpar returns on equities, increasing health care costs, and the issues facing Social Security. Now, do yourself a favor. Read that last sentence again, and ask yourself, “which of those four things […]

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Business Cents: College Funding Options

Provided by Garrett German How can you cover your child’s future college costs? Saving early (and often) may be the key for most families. Here are some college savings vehicles to consider. 529 plans. Offered by states and some educational institutions, these plans let you save up to $14,000 per year for your child’s college […]

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Business Cents: Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?

Provided by Garrett German Will federal income tax rates ever be lower than they are right now? Given the outlook for Social Security and Medicare, it is hard to imagine them falling much further. Higher federal income taxes could very well be on the horizon, as the tax cuts set by the 2017 reforms are […]

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Business Cents: 5 Retirement Concerns Too Often Overlooked

Provided by Garrett German Retirement is undeniably a major life and financial transition. Even so, baby boomers can run the risk of growing nonchalant about some of the financial challenges that retirement poses, for not all are immediately obvious. In looking forward to their “second acts,” boomers may overlook a few matters that a thorough […]

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Business Cents: Comprehensive Financial Planning: Why It Matters

Provided by Garrett German Just what is comprehensive financial planning? As you invest and save for retirement, you may hear or read about it – but what does that phrase really mean? Just what does comprehensive financial planning entail, and why do knowledgeable investors request this kind of approach? While the phrase may seem ambiguous […]

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Life Insurance Is Probably Cheaper Than You Think

Provided by Garrett German According to a new study, 41% of Americans lack life insurance coverage. The 2017 Insurance Barometer Study, conducted by the nonprofit organizations LIMRA and Life Happens, also discovered that while 84% of Americans felt life insurance was appropriate for most people, just 70% thought it was a good idea for them. […]

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Avoid These Life Insurance Missteps

Provided by Garrett German Are you about to buy life insurance? Shop carefully. Make your choice with insight from an insurance professional, as it may help you avoid some of these all-too-common missteps. Buying the first policy you see. Anyone interested in life insurance should take the time to compare a few plans – not […]

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