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Your Retirement Tax Planning Checklist

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The past year certainly has been tumultuous in many ways, including for retirement savers trying to keep up with tax planning.  There have been a number of changes to your taxes on the legislative front in regard to the pandemic,… Continue reading

 

Survey: Most Americans Have No Clue What Their Retirement Plan Costs

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Do you know — really know — what you pay for your retirement plan? If you do, consider yourself in the minority. A recent Rebalance poll found that more than half of Americans (57%) believe they pay “no fees” or… Continue reading

 

Four Decades After “9-to-5,” Women Deserve Retirement Security

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Like many of you, I am relieved and thrilled to see vaccines against Covid-19 rolling out across the country. It will take a few more months, but every day is a step closer to normal life for millions. It will… Continue reading

 

Despite COVID-19 Related Economic Uncertainty, Retirement Balances Hit Record Levels in 2020

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Retirement account balances hit record levels in Q4 2020, according to a recent survey released by Fidelity. More good news: one-third of 401(k) savers increased their savings rate in 2020, while contribution rates for women in 401(k), 403(b) and IRA… Continue reading

 

Your 401(k) Fees Could Cost You A Half Million in Retirement 

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Ask anyone with a 401(k) plan at work what they pay in fees and the answers may surprise you: Most people think they pay nothing at all. Even those who know that’s impossible undershoot by a surprisingly large margin, guessing… Continue reading

 

Put Money On Tom Brady’s Bucs? Want To Try Your Hand At Investing Now?

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The Super Bowl is behind us. I’d bet not many people expected Tom Brady’s Bucs to deliver the thrashing they ultimately visited upon Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs. It was more than a little unnerving to watch a talented but terrified… Continue reading

 

The Problem With Investment Fees

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Fees matter. Even for savvy investors who pride themselves on proactively putting money away every month, hidden investment fees can eat away at your 401(k) to the tune of millions of dollars over time. Rebalance prides ourselves on our Better… Continue reading

 

Best Practices for Dealing with Missing 401(k) Participants

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Earlier this month, the Department of Labor released information designed to help fiduciaries meet their obligations to locate and distribute retirement benefits to “missing” and non-responsive participants. Included in one of the DOL documents, titled “Best Practices for Pension Plans”… Continue reading

 

Baby Steps Can Help You Meet Retirement Savings Goals

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Do you have plans to make big financial changes this year? If so, good for you! This is an incredibly common goal for many Americans this year, on the heels of a very financially stressful 2020. Unfortunately, it is human… Continue reading

 
    
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