How Long Can I Keep My Money in My Retirement Account?

How Long Can I Keep My Money in My Retirement Account? Barnett Financial & Tax

In most cases, you can’t actually keep your money in your retirement accounts forever. Even if you don’t need the money from your retirement accounts, many of them will require you to begin withdrawing from them when you are 73 years old.[1] This is called a required minimum distribution (often shortened to RMD). More specifically,…

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What Happens to Inherited Retirement Accounts?

What Happens to Inherited Retirement Accounts? Barnett Financial & Tax

You may know plenty about the differences between traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, as well as the risks to your IRAs in this market, but what happens to an IRA (or other retirement account) that still has money in it when its owner passes away? You may think that the beneficiary just gets all the…

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What if 1 Million Dollars Isn’t Enough to Retire?

What if 1 Million Dollars Isn't Enough to Retire? Barnett Financial & Tax

If you are headed toward retirement soon, or you have just retired, you may find yourself wondering, “Is my nest egg enough?” It’s a common question and one that causes a lot of people a lot of reasonable anxiety. Because retirement finances are much more about prediction than they are about facts and assurances, it…

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Will Your Retirement Savings Be Enough?

Will Your Retirement Savings Be Enough? Barnett Financial & Tax

Are you unsure of how much money you will need in retirement? This is a very common concern for Americans as they approach retirement age. This blog will give you some tips on how to begin estimating your needs in the future, as well as some tips on how to increase the longevity of your…

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The Value of Opening a Roth IRA at the End of the Year

The Value of Opening a Roth IRA at the End of the Year Barnett Financial & Tax

These days, retirement planning will likely involve Individual Retirement Accounts in one way or another. Whether you’re looking to roll over a 401(k), optimize your withdrawal timing, or take advantage of catch-up contributions, your IRA strategy may be one of the main components of your income strategy. So, let’s talk about the Roth IRA and…

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3 Ways the Gender Pay Gap Affects Women in Retirement

3 Ways the Gender Pay Gap Affects Women in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

There has historically been a pay gap between men and women for comparable jobs which favors men. This phenomenon generally affects retirement funds as well – this is called the gender retirement gap.[1] On average, women earn 17% less than men, taking home $89 compared to the man’s $100.[2] The gender pay gap has lasted…

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Making the Switch to Paying Yourself

Making the Switch to Paying Yourself Barnett Financial & Tax

You’ve probably had a daily routine for most of your life – from tying your tie and greeting your coworkers to loosening that tie when you get home. When thinking about retirement, not only does your daily routine change but your financial routine does too. In your working years, you made sure to have a…

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Does the 4% Rule Really Work?

Does the 4% Rule Really Work Barnett Financial And Tax

During your saving years, your main goal is to accumulate wealth so that you have the resources to achieve a comfortable retirement. But that is just half the battle. How you use your savings to cover your living costs is the real key to living the retirement you dream of. You may have done some…

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5 Key Components to the Retirement Bucket Strategy

5 Key Components to the Retirement Bucket Strategy Barnett FInancial & Tax

Saving for retirement is a long-term endeavor. It’s not about finding the next hottest stock or trying to get rich quickly. It requires a different perspective on your wealth and income that accounts for your needs in different stages of your life, from the beginning of your working years through your retirement. These five key…

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Retirement Requires a New Perspective on Wealth and Income

Retirement Requires a New Perspective on Wealth and Income Barnett Financial and Tax

This 4th of July, you may be throwing a party, watching fireworks, barbequing something good, or all the above. But what remains important is that you can do all that with family and loved ones. Last year on the 4th, you may not have worried about market downturns or cost-of-living increases, but with market volatility…

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