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Should You Use The Systematic Withdrawal Approach To Retirement Income Planning?

For many Americans, their financial planning goals can be broken down into two periods: saving for retirement and spending in retirement (if you’re up on your financial industry jargon, you might know these phases as accumulation and decumulation, respectively). Read more

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Comparing The 3 Most Popular Retirement Income Strategies

Is there a retirement crisis? The debate centers on how much people have saved or set aside for retirement. But the focus on savings amounts misses the point. Read more

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What Exactly is a Roth IRA — and Why Should You Have One?

When investors are deciding where to stash their cash for retirement, there are several options.

Americans rely more and more on saving in their employer-sponsored 401(k) plans Read more

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Carson Wealth Named a 2019 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers by InvestmentNews for Second Consecutive Year

OMAHA, Neb.April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Carson Wealth, a Barron’s Hall-of-Fame wealth management and financial planning firm, has been recognized as a 2019 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers as announced by InvestmentNews today Read more

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3 Lost Tax Deductions That Might Surprise You

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the single largest tax reform legislation passed in the last 30 years. It changes tax laws that impact retirement planning, mortgages, corporation, partnerships, small-business owners and even state taxes to some degree. Read more

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Kabarec Financial Advisors, Ltd. Announces Affiliation with Barron’s Hall-of-Fame Firm; Rebrands to Carson Wealth

Palatine, IL – March 1, 2019 – Kabarec Financial Advisors, Ltd., an independent investment and wealth management firm headquartered in Palatine, Illinois, today announced it has joined Carson Wealth, a Barron’s Hall-of-Fame nationally ranked advisory firm. The team, led by founder and CEO Michael Kabarec, decided to affiliate with Carson Wealth Read more

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How 5 U.S. Presidents Continue To Influence Your Retirement Readiness Today

Following our first President’s death in 1799, George Washington’s February 22nd birthday became a perennial day of remembrance for Americans. However, it would take another 172 years before the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day. In 1971, it was moved to the third Monday in February under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. Read more

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401(k) Secrets: Capitalize On Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA)

Employer-sponsored retirement plans like 401(k)s offer a lot of savings, investment, and tax advantages, but you have to be paying attention to make the most of them. Some of the best tax strategies with retirement savings can be complex and require a good bit of planning, without which the strategy and benefits could be lost forever. Read more

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Understanding the 199A Deduction After The New IRS Final Regulations

Despite being in the midst of a government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was just able to release a 247 page document describing and cementing final rules around section 199A. For those of you who are unfamiliar with 199A, the section provides for a new deduction Read more

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Test Your Annuity Acuity: An Advanced True/False Quiz

Despite wanting and needing more guaranteed income in retirement, many Americans are hesitant to purchase an annuity to provide that income. Some of this hesitancy is due to misconceptions around the products and how they can best be used to support a secure retirement. Read more