Strategies for Distributing an Inherited IRA Under the SECURE Act

Since the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law on December 20, 2019, a whole slew of changes surrounding retirement accounts has come into existence (we summarized some of those changes here). One such change is the elimination of the “stretch IRA,” or the ability of the beneficiary of …

5 Questions Everyone Can (and Should) Ask Themselves Before Retirement

What do you think of when you hear the word “retirement”? Do you think of travelling to far off, exotic places? Working on your golf game with all your newfound free time? Visiting your children and grandchildren as often as you (or they) want? Maybe you enjoy your career so much you will continue to …

B&C Financial Advisors Annuity Series – Part 3: Sample Annuity Contract

In the second part of our series on annuities, we took a look at some pros and cons of annuities. To end the series, in this post we will walk through an example of an actual annuity contract one of our clients purchased before becoming a client of B&C Financial Advisors. (We have removed the …

B&C Financial Advisors Annuity Series – Part 2: Pros & Cons

In the first part of our series on annuities, we defined some common terms associated with these often-complicated insurance products. Now that we are a bit more familiar with the terminology, in this post we will highlight some of the pros and cons of annuities. (It is important to note, as we continue through this …

B&C Financial Advisors Annuity Series – Part 1: What is an Annuity?

Those who watch daytime television may be all too familiar with scenes of people leaning their heads outside their windows, shaking their fists at the sky, and shouting the phrase, “It’s my money, and I need it now!” Others may be familiar with the more recently portrayed scene of everyday citizens breaking out into an …

IRS Issues Further Guidance on 2020 Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

As we discussed a few months ago, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020, in response to the global pandemic that continues to afflict our economy. One way the CARES Act provided relief for individuals was by waiving the annual obligation to distribute a portion …

Highlights of the Historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

In an effort to mitigate the effects the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having on Americans in every sector of the economy, the federal government signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020. While this historic bill approves a $2 trillion emergency stimulus package aimed at providing broad …

The SECURE Act – Impacting Retirement Planning

The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act was signed into law by the president on December 20, 2019.  This act incorporates some of the largest changes to retirement savings since the Pension Reform Act of 2006.  The bill will be effective January 1, 2020.  The act makes sweeping changes to the Required …

Previous Employer Retirement Plans [401(k), 403(b), Etc.] – What Do You Do With Them?

by Adam Oerther, CFP® One employee benefit companies often use to attract and retain talent in the workforce is access to a retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b), or SIMPLE IRA plan. These types of plans allow you to make pre-tax contributions, which not only lower your taxable income for the year but also …

How Do People Get “Rich”?

by Adam Oerther, CFP® While the definition of “rich” is different for everyone, just about all lifestyles require money. Being able to sustain these lifestyles without having a recurring income (i.e. a salary), particularly during your retirement years, requires an accumulation of resources from which you can fund the activities you need and want to …