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What you should know about the new tax law (SECURE Act)

January 16, 2020 BY

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law The SECURE Act. The bill is designed to ease the looming retirement savings crisis by creating additional incentives to save for retirement. As with most legislation, the SECURE act comes chock full of niche provisions that will affect relatively few people. That being said, it does have a few more broad-sweeping ones that will almost certainly impact … Read more

Retiree Healthcare Expenses (Part 2: Understanding Medicare)

December 9, 2019 BY

This post is the second of a three-part series on retiree healthcare expenses.

Part 1: Drivers of Retiree Healthcare Expenses
Part 2: Understanding Medicare
Part 3: Factoring in Long-term Care

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the impact of health status, income, insurance coverage, and location on a retiree’s healthcare expenses. In this post we are going to take a deeper dive into … Read more

Artemis Market Outlook & Strategy – Q3 2019

October 30, 2019 BY

In this report, we discuss how asset allocation affects portfolio durability in retirement when most investors are taking regular distributions. We update a study that was conducted almost a decade ago that found more diversified portfolios are superior to more conventional retirement portfolios, both from a risk and return perspective. … Read more

What is Financial Planning?

September 26, 2019 BY

Ten years ago, I decided to make a major career change that I knew could have longer-term repercussions and affect my overall financial health. Up to that point, I thought I had been financially savvy by maxing out my retirement savings, tracking my spending, saving for retirement and investing that savings in a range of ways. But I didn’t have a formal financial plan in place. … Read more

Is Social Security Going Broke?

September 13, 2019 BY

Social Security paid out more in retirement and disability benefits in 2018 than it took in via payroll (a.k.a. FICA) taxes. This has been the case each year since 2010 and is only projected to get worse. As a result, many people have become doubtful when it comes to predictions of Social Security’s solvency and long-term benefit payments. However, I tend to be more optimistic. My … Read more

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