Are you making excuses to avoid thinking about retirement? Sometimes people say they’re not ready to retire because they’re afraid they can’t afford to retire. Even if you really don’t want to retire anytime soon, don’t let these five retirement excuses stand in the way of making your retirement plan. 1. “I’ll Be Bored in…Read More →
Has the coronavirus pandemic affected your retirement plan? Like many Americans, you may be worried about your ability to retire on time (or at all) because of the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. If you have experienced adverse financial effects, you can still take action to improve your future finances. These actions include: Earmarking…Read More →
Virginia native has provided financial planning at Midlothian firm for over 5 years. MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia—Financial Dynamics & Associates is proud to announce that Advisor and Retirement Planner Ricky Lafon has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification. The mark is one of the highest-regarded credentials in the financial services industry, given its rigorous requirements for…Read More →
As the coronavirus crisis has shown, the unexpected can happen at any time, threatening both health and finances. While that doesn’t mean you should panic, high-income earners may want to reassess their retirement planning so that they have more of a cushion and flexibility regardless of what happens later in life. In particular, consider saving…Read More →
While the coronavirus pandemic and associated economic and stock market declines may cause you to consider putting retirement plan contributions on hold, it’s important to stay focused on your long-term retirement planning goals. If you have the means, you should generally continue to invest in retirement savings accounts, perhaps even to the 2020 retirement plan…Read More →
Although interest rates were low before COVID-19 sent our economy into a downturn, the Federal Reserve has slashed them to near-zero in response to the crisis. You may find that such low interest rates are an opportunity to save money by refinancing your mortgage or other debt. Refinancing can be a good option to reduce…Read More →
The economic decline from the COVID-19 pandemic may have a silver lining for lending: a rapid drop in interest rates. This can make it an ideal time to make low- or no-interest loans to your loved ones while minimizing tax impacts for yourself. Tax Implications for Low- or No-Cost Interest Loans It is natural for…Read More →
While a stock market downturn like the one we are experiencing now can leave investors anxious, you can help make the most of this challenging situation through a variety of financial planning strategies, such as tax loss harvesting. By “harvesting” the tax losses within a taxable investment account like your brokerage account, you can increase…Read More →
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic sends shudders of uncertainty into our markets and economy, you may be feeling a lack of control over your investments. But while your retirement accounts have likely suffered recent losses, stock market corrections can provide financial planning opportunities that help enhance wealth when markets recover. One such opportunity…Read More →
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