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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Will You Have Tax-Advantaged Buckets in Retirement?

Will You Have Tax-Advantaged Buckets in Retirement? Barnett Financial & Tax

You’ll likely have several sources of income in retirement that can be taxed, such as IRA distributions and Social Security benefits. But, do you have any after-tax “buckets” that you can use strategically in retirement to help reduce your tax bill? There may be a few options available to you, so know how they work.…

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Why Today’s Retirees Might Fear Running Out of Money

Why Today’s Retirees Might Fear Running Out of Money Barnett Financial & Tax

You might have been aiming to save a certain amount for retirement – and maybe you’ve already achieved that goal. But, considering inflation, an unpredictable market, and a lack of guaranteed income once your paycheck stops, you might be reconsidering whether you’ve actually saved enough. There are a few reasons why today’s retirees might fear…

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Three Unexpected Taxes in Retirement

Three Unexpected Taxes in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

When we think of major retirement expenses, we often consider housing, healthcare, and that trip of a lifetime we’ve been dreaming about for years. But, we often fail to consider what could potentially be our biggest expense – taxes. Many of your sources of income in retirement are taxable, so don’t overlook these three unexpected…

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Will You Go Part-Time Before Fully Retiring?

Will You Go Part-Time Before Fully Retiring? Barnett Financial and Tax

While many look forward to retirement, it can be a difficult transition when it really comes down to it. Some people don’t know what to do with all of their free time and miss the personal connections that work used to provide. Perhaps that’s why more people are opting to go part-time before fully retiring.…

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Will Your Savings Last for the Rest of Your Life?

Will Your Savings Last for the Rest of Your Life? Barnett Financial & Tax

Once you’ve saved enough for retirement, the question becomes how you’ll make your savings last for the rest of your life. Higher costs make this difficult, and we’ve been seeing higher costs as a result of inflation for some months. It’s important to know how inflation can erode your savings over time and how to…

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What is a Roth Conversion and Should You Do It?

What is a Roth Conversion and Should You Do It? Barnett Financial and Tax

When you think of your major expenses, you might think of housing, healthcare, travel, or something else. But have you considered that taxes could be your biggest expense, even in retirement? There could be ways to reduce your tax burden today and tomorrow, including a Roth IRA conversion. What is Roth IRA vs. a Traditional…

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Three Eroding Forces on Your Retirement Savings

Three Eroding Forces on Your Retirement Savings Barnett Financial and Tax

Over 60% of Baby Boomers are more afraid of running out of money than of dying, according to a recent survey.[1] Even retirees who have saved a substantial amount for retirement may be worried about outliving their savings, and there may be good reasons for this. The potential for higher taxes, inflation, and healthcare costs…

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What’s Your 401(k) Game Plan?

If you’re nearing retirement, have retired, or recently left your company for any reason, you should create a 401(k) game plan. Know how your investment options can expand, how to avoid tax traps, and what you’ll do with any company stock in your 401(k). There are many options, and the right one depends on your…

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