Tackling debt before and during retirement

When anticipating retirement, advanced planning is the common thread that binds your financial future together. Therefore, managing debt during retirement is easier when you have a plan. Approximately 10 years before retirement, reassess your financial position and create a feasible plan to pay down consumer debt -- that includes credit…

A primer on spousal IRAs

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or taking some time off work, saving for retirement shouldn’t go by the wayside. In many cases, individuals aren’t aware they’re able to save for retirement when they don’t have earned income. Contributing to an IRA or Roth IRA is a viable option, and a…

In the news: What to know about TIAA investments

An article by reporter Gretchen Morgenson published in the New York Times recently detailed whistleblowing at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). The retirement plan company is under fire for exerting pressure on employees and advisors to direct investors into higher fee generating accounts. TIAA, a once non-profit, switched their business model a…