David Lerner Associates: Social Security Decisions
As you near retirement when to claim your Social Security benefits is one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make. With pensions disappearing Social Security remains the major source of guaranteed lifetime retirement income for most Americans.
David Lerner Associates: Healthcare Considerations for Older Americans
At any age health care is a priority. Older Americans tend to focus more on health care than ever before. Staying healthy is your goal, and this can mean more visits to the doctor for preventive tests and routine checkups.
David Lerner Associates: Making Portfolio Withdrawals
When planning for retirement income you'll need to determine your portfolio withdrawal rate, decide which retirement accounts to tap first, and consider the impact of required minimum distributions.
Older Americans Month: Retirement Income Needs
Older Americans Month is a good time to focus on how well prepared Baby Boomers are for retirement. A good retirement plan should start with establishing the annual income requirement needed to retire.
David Lerner Associates: Issues Unique to Older Americans
Many Americans may view getting older with mixed emotions. While retirement is generally something to look forward to there's also the concern about the cost and availability of health care and the worry about what might happen if one becomes unable to live and care for oneself independently.
Understanding Social Security
Social Security is one factor in retirement planning for millions of Americans. But Social Security is now much more than just a retirement program. It's scope has expanded to include other benefits such as disability, family,, and survivor's benefits.
Older Americans Month: How Much Retirement Income Will you Need?
The first wave of 75 million baby-boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) in the US are reaching retirement age. Older Americans Month is a good time to focus on how well these boomers are prepared for retirement.
David Lerner Associates: Social Security Survivor's Benefits
Although planning for what happens to your estate and your assets after you die is not something anyone likes to think about, it's a necessary part of one's financial planning.
David Lerner Associates: 4 Myths and Facts about Social Security
Social Security is an important source of retirement income for most Americans. But it may be unwise to rely too heavily on Social Security, because to keep the system solvent, some changes will have to be made to it
David Lerner Associates: Housing Options for Older Individuals
As we grow older many of our needs (and wants) change. Children grow up and move away. Raking leaves from the lawn of the large house purchased 30 years ago to provide space and recreation for a family is probably no longer top of the list of things to do..