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In Hollywood movies, when a patriarch or matriarch dies, the relatives gather to find out what money or valuables they’ve inherited. Then, someone gets greedy and causes an all-out family squabble. In real life, however, the dramas that erupt around inheritance are surprisingly often not about the money.
During his working years, Fritz Gilbert was a super saver: He socked away an average of 20 percent of his earnings and invested carefully. But when he retired from a 33-year career in the aluminum industry in 2018, he and his wife, Jackie, switched their mindset. Within the confines of their carefully constructed financial plan, they became unabashed spenders.
In late 2021, after months of growing anticipation about inflation pressures, the closely watched Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure surged to 6.8 percent on a year-over-year basis. The November reading represented a nearly 40-year high and triggered a tsunami of alarming headlines across financial media outlets.
We’ve been hearing a lot about inflation lately, but what’s all the hype about? Some of it is practical. Restarting the global economy after the COVID-19 shutdown has not come without a few hiccups that have dramatically affected the prices of some goods and services—food, energy, automobiles, and transportation services to name just a few.
In this installment of Client Conversations, the team at VESTED gets into old-world and modern-day tactics crooks use to steal from 401(k), 403(b), and other retirement accounts. From contacting financial institutions pretending to be the account holder to convincing the account holder to transfer funds out of the account—we’re exposing what you need to know to safeguard your accounts. Also included are insights on the potential age delay in RMDs. With change expected to become law by the end of the year or sometime in 2022, VESTED dives into the ways that the extra years could provide more time to strategize.
Some investment objectives exist far over the horizon. Planning and investing for extremely long-term goals, such as multigenerational wealth planning for children, grandchildren, or philanthropic goals, often requires a different set of strategies, habits, and tools than those used for nearer-term goals. The greatest difference is not necessarily the types of investment strategies or vehicles employed. Rather, it lies in the mindset of the investor.
ou know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you’ll need to fund your retirement. That’s not as easy as it sounds, because retirement planning is not an exact science. Your specific needs depend on your goals and many other factors.
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. Join our panel of financial advisors as they discuss how CAPTRUST can help you find the plan that is the right fit for you.
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