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WCNC Charlotte Today Interview with Greg James

Charlotte Partner Greg James recently joined WCNC’s Charlotte Today to discuss four financial strategies for retirees or near-retirees amidst the pandemic. Watch the replay.

Pay Off Debt? Or, Save for Retirement?

Fifty-six percent of adults under the age of 44 have student debt, according to the Pew Research Center. This is the highest share in history. The increase in college costs and the rising importance of a post-secondary education for improving income are a big part of this. Many surveys conducted in recent years have discovered that Millennials share a resistance to debt, no doubt influenced by coming of age during the dot-com crash of 2001 and housing crisis of 2008. Given this, it’s no wonder we often see younger people want to pay off debt before they save for retirement.

Veterans Benefits: A Tool for Financial Planning

I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I have volunteered with various veterans organizations since I got out of the Corps, and I love sharing my experiences and passing along what I have learned to help fellow veterans and their families. I take advantage of several programs and benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and am familiar with many of the resources that are available. Even if you are not a veteran, you probably know someone who is, so read on!

IRA Beneficiaries: Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita

Did you know that your IRA beneficiary supersedes your will? No matter how carefully you’ve crafted your last intentions in your will, an IRA beneficiary that was never updated after your divorce and remarriage can unwittingly bestow your former spouse with your IRA inheritance, while also disinheriting your new spouse and children. That’s why it’s important to update your beneficiaries after major life changes such as marriage, divorce, births, illness, domestic issues and deaths.

Graduating From the Workforce – Are You Emotionally Prepared?

Everyone at Parsec works diligently to prepare you financially for retirement by guiding you to financial security. This is our mission, and our success can only be measured in seeing you achieve that security. Most importantly, you have walked with us each step of the way as we explained and implemented the financial concepts needed

Small-Business Succession Planning Guide

It is easy for a business owner to view the value of his or her business subjectively close to the point of sale because of the owner’s interconnected feelings and experiences with the business. This close association can breed significant biases within the owner, which may affect negotiations to sell the business. The valuation, terms of the transaction, employees and ongoing reputation of the business are some of the areas where a biased seller can struggle with letting go and entering a new phase of being a former owner.

Roth or Traditional IRA? - Parsec Financial

IRA Contribution Rules

The maximum contribution for 2020 contributions is $6,000 ($7,000 if age 50 over over). There are income limits which determine whether you can deduct your Traditional IRA contribution or if you qualify to make a Roth contribution.

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