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SECURE Act and Retirement: What It Means for You

February 14, 2020

While political issues aren’t necessarily a common influence on financial planning, the newly passed Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act could affect your retirement plan, as well as your taxes and estate plan. Notably, the SECURE Act could affect how you pass on assets to your heirs, as well as the age…

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Retirement Assassins: 5 Hazards That Can Sneak Up on You

January 15, 2020

With all the planning that goes into preparing for retirement and managing your finances while in retirement, it can be a bit scary to think about the hazards that can quickly unravel all your hard work. These hazards, which we call retirement assassins, range from stock market swings to health care costs and aren’t always…

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Client Appreciation Night Scores Big for Charity

December 17, 2019

Financial Dynamics & Associates and clients donate toys and money to local nonprofits. MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia—Financial Dynamics & Associates has great clients—we’ve always known that. And at the start of this holiday season, they stepped up to the plate once again to donate toys and cash to two community nonprofits. Our financial advisory firm got the…

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Which Retirement Planning Stage Are You In?

Which Retirement Planning Stage Are You In?

December 13, 2019

Are you near retirement age and unsure of your options? That’s understandable as many retirees feel this way. However, you should be aware of the actions that can be taken depending on your preparedness in retirement planning. For example, if you feel clueless about long-term retirement success, start with the basics like determining inflation-adjusted expenses.…

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How to Handle a Market Downturn

November 15, 2019

For the past decade, the U.S. stock market has been on a bull run, with stock prices trending up and indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 reaching all-time highs. However, markets naturally operate in cycles, with some periods of growth and some periods of market downturns. Thus, at some…

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4 Financial Commandments to Live By

October 15, 2019

Saving for retirement and figuring out a long-term financial plan can be challenging, but you may find it significantly easier to reach your financial goals when you have a solid road map to follow. That means more than just picking out investments with a financial planner. Getting on the right path also means adopting the…

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10 Key Items to Review for Your Retirement Checklist

September 13, 2019

  While there are dozens of factors to consider when building your retirement plan, our team of financial advisors in Chesterfield, VA, have put together this checklist of the top 10 items to review so that you can feel more confident with your plan. By reviewing these factors and identifying areas for improvement, you can…

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Four Commonsense Mistakes That Can Derail Your Retirement

Four Commonsense Mistakes That Can Derail Your Retirement

August 15, 2019

 Although you may implicitly know some of the best practices for retirement planning, investors too often go against commonsense decisions and make mistakes that hurt their retirement savings. Part of the reason why people go against common sense is that they lack a solid financial plan that allows them to stay on course through…

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Kevin Buenvenida Joins Financial Dynamics & Associates

July 17, 2019

Virginia native serves as an advisor and retirement planner at our Midlothian advisory firm. MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia—Financial Dynamics & Associates, Inc. announced today that Kevin Buenvenida recently joined the advisory firm as an advisor and retirement planner. “We are thrilled to have Kevin join our firm,” said Isaac Wright, Financial Dynamics’ president. “He brings not only…

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Is the 4% Rule for Retirement Savings Withdrawals Still Valid?

Is the 4% Rule for Retirement Savings Withdrawals Still Valid?

July 15, 2019

Building up your retirement savings is only half the battle; once you reach retirement, figuring out how much you can withdraw without running out of money is the other half. It’s a calculation that can be difficult for many retirees to figure out on their own. To simplify matters, many retirees follow a rule of…

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