The Impact of Paying Off Credit Card Debt

It doesn’t matter how it started. Credit card debt can be a crippling financial burden. For many, credit card debt was not something they thought they’d need to deal with long term. Maybe you made some poor decisions, but maybe these decisions were ...

A Teacher’s Guide to Planning for Retirement

Teachers are in a unique position when it comes to saving for retirement. Many public-school teachers automatically contribute toward a state teacher’s pension, and many assume that, because of this, retirement planning is essentially done for them. ...

Being SMART about Tax-Aware Retirement

Since you’re here, you’re ready to start having a conversation about being SMART with your money. At Safe Money Partners we want to make sure our clients are SMART about their retirement planning. Being 'SMART' means making certain our clients will ...

Setting Up For Tax-Aware Retirement Success

The government wants their "cut" and one way or another, Uncle Sam will get his money. When you take a disbursement from a traditional 401, IRA or qualified account Uncle Sam will be waiting with a purse in hand to collect the tax on your withdrawal.

Getting Caught Sleeping on Your Retirement

Meet Chris and Amy. They are 42 years old, they have a house with a mortgage, 2 teenagers and together make $140,000/year at work. When their friends ask them how they save for retirement they excitedly respond ‘we participate in a 401K plan at work ...

7 Financial Goals Everyone Should Have

Just like any good goal setting, it helps to have short-, mid- and long term financial goals. This set of seven goals takes that into account, so you can realize financial success both quickly and on a sustained course.

The Hidden Truth Behind Traditional 401(k) Plans

If you are like most Americans, you've heard the phrase "start saving for retirement," drilled into your head by parents, bosses, and financial planners from the time you got your first paycheck. They weren't wrong, as it's definitely never too ...

How to Start Saving for Retirement

For most young people, retirement is nothing more than an afterthought. As such, most folks don’t begin drafting their retirement plans until they approach their 40s. More than half of Americans aged 18-34 have yet to begin saving. And 42% of adults ...
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