In 2022, more than 2.4 million people became the victims of financial fraud, losing a total of nearly $8.8 billion, according to the Federal TradeCommission. People of all ages lost money, but the amount was highest for people over 50, and it increased in correlation with the victims’ ages. In other words—and not surprisingly—as we age, we are more likely to be taken advantage of financially.
Are you preparing to make a major purchase, like putting a down payment on a house, having your dream wedding, moving out of your parents’ home, or taking that bucket list vacation? With every major expense comes major planning. In this webinar recording, we examine and suggest savings strategies for the milestones in your life.
In this article, we discuss digital assets, and what role they play in estate planning.
In the 1980s, a popular children’s book series called Choose Your Own Adventure allowed young readers to become a character in the story and make decisions at specific plot points to determine how the adventure would unfold. Sometimes, the reader’s decisions created a best-case scenario, one in which they saved the day or solved the case. Other sets of decisions led to less rosy outcomes, such as falling from a cliff or being captured by an enemy.
During her long marriage, Brenda Frank, 82, says she paid “absolutely no attention” to family finances. The former real estate agent left all the details to her husband, even in the years after he retired, when she was still working. So when he asked for a divorce, 12 days before their 56th anniversary, she was unprepared for what came next: a settlement process that, she says, left her with much less than she thought was fair.
For Dorothy and Ric Johnson, 68, of Ada, Ohio, there’s no place like their current home. They love the one-story house that they purchased five years ago and want to continue to live there, so they’re making modifications for the future.
They’ve widened the front door and installed a wireless control system that automatically adjusts lighting throughout the day and controls their thermostat and blinds.
The birth of your first child is a wonderful time to start thinking about or reviewing your financial plan. Often, a new child will spark conversations about wills, savings, retirement, education, and household budgets. This checklist can help you understand some of the most important steps to take.
Have you ever stretched out the seams of a one-size-fits-all shirt only to discover that no such thing exists? Well, the same holds true for planning for your financial independence in retirement. You will find that there are many shapes and sizes as you seek a financial future that suits your goals. Watch this webinar recording with our panel of financial advisors as they discuss how CAPTRUST can help you find the plan that is the right fit for you.