Yes, You Can Make a Solid Long-Term Care Plan: Here’s How and Why It’s Important

By Matt Lewis, CLTC®, Vice President, Insurance In today’s world it’s fair to say that most reasonable people believe they are going to live a long life. And when you live a long life, it’s also fair to say that sooner or later, we’re going to need some form of care.

Medicare and Managing Health Care Costs in Retirement

Health care costs in retirement aren’t going anywhere. Naturally, as our bodies get older, it costs more to keep them running. And with U.S. health care spending expected to rise at a rate 1.1% faster than the annual GDP, this cost will come home to our pockets. Statistics like this m …

Medicare Time – Now What? Things to Know as You Start Out

By Matt Lewis, CLTC®, Vice President, Insurance You’re turning 65 this year and Medicare is on your mind. Medicare is a subset of Social Security and run by the Social Security Administration. In my experience, it may be almost as complicated as the Internal Revenue Code! With that said, le …

5 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

Is your retirement plan lacking? Let’s look at 5 common retirement planning mistakes and how you can get the most out of your retirement plan.

Your Retirement Income Plan

Having a retirement income plan in place can help you approach retirement with confidence. Learn more in our informative webinar, Your Retirement Income Plan, with Carson Group’s Senior Wealth Planner Tom Fridrich and Retirement Plan Advisor Chris Tooker, now available on-demand. 

The Basics of Required Minimum Distributions With Your Retirement Account

Retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs allow individuals to save for their future in a tax advantaged manner. IRA and 401(k) contributions are often tax deductible and gains are tax deferred – meaning you may only pay taxes when you withdraw money from your account.

What You Need to Do in the Year Before You Retire

Your retirement is the culmination of years of careful planning, and you don’t want to fumble the ball when the end zone is in sight. Download our checklist of key tasks to complete in the year leading up to your retirement to make sure you’re prepared for this major life milest …

How to Remove “I Can’t Retire” From Your Planning Mindset

This article provides three ways for business owners to more successfully plan for retirement, along with the consequences of taking these actions. Read More

Don’t Eat the Bear in One Bite: Planning Your Future in Steps

This article provides business owners five steps they can take to plan for a successful future and shows that they don’t need to have a complete plan from the start. Read More

4 Hurdles in Retirement Beyond Your Investment Portfolio

Becoming hyper-focused on only one aspect of a problem is pretty much never a good approach. A racecar driver who only focuses on speed and ignores strategy won’t win races, at least not many of them. A carpenter who only hammers in nails won’t build strong structures. 

What to Do When Everyone’s Ready for Your Retirement Except You

This article uses a fictional but representative account to raise awareness among business owners about the challenges of approaching retirement. Read More

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