With the SECURE Act 2.0 delaying Required Minimum Distributions to age 73, and higher marginal brackets a likely reality in the near future, annual income tax planning has become even more important.
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.
According to the Federal Reserve, 35-year-olds have an average student loan debt of $42,600. 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 that younger people want to pay off debt before they save for retirement.
In today’s ultra-connected world it’s even more tempting to compare ourselves to our family, friends, and neighbors. Are we falling behind in our career? Is our family life sub-par? Should we be making more money? Although we all know that people post their best images and experiences on social media, it’s easy to forget that we are tuning in to a lop-sided view of reality. Ironically, this warped perspective can encourage ideas and behaviors that move us further away from what we’re trying to find: a happy and rewarding life.
I fear that for many, myself included, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are something that we don’t want to think about. At least not now. I’m healthy overall, working full-time and staying busy with my family. But our children are flying the nest and now might just be the time for me — and you — to start this dreaded, albeit crucial, planning. Moreover, it is important to know your options for aging parents or other loved ones who might be in need of more assistance.
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 to achieve that success. Your retirement is now financially set; you are ready to retire!