Andrew DelMedico, CFP®

Client Consultant

Financial Planning » Friday Deadline to Claim Under Social Security’s File & Suspend Strategy

April 25, 2016 | Planning for Retirement

For those eligible, the deadline to claim Social Security’s File and Suspend strategy is Friday, April 29th, 2016. Offering the ability to receive some Social Security benefits early while continuing to accrue larger benefits, the File and Suspend strategy is attractive to retirees because it …

Dana Vosburgh, CFP®

Managing Director, Advisory Services

Financial Planning » Retirement Planning: Protecting your Investments against Volatility and Economic Concerns

March 22, 2016 | Planning for Retirement

For most retirees, investing can be described as a balancing act; dampen market volatility to fund ongoing expenses, but also generate enough growth to fund those expenses for a long period of time and experience volatility along the way. While putting a large portion of a portfolio in savings …

Ethan McKenney, CFP®

Client Consultant

Library » Required Minimum Distributions from Inherited IRAs

December 18, 2015 | Planning for Retirement

As the end of the year approaches, it’s important to be aware of certain withdrawal requirements for owners of IRAs. Many may be aware that Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from IRAs begin in the year when an IRA owner turns 70½. However, RMDs from Inherited IRAs are treated differently and …

Dana Vosburgh, CFP®

Managing Director, Advisory Services

Financial Planning » Social Security Developments: What You Need to Know

December 01, 2015 | Planning for Retirement

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed into law by President Obama on November 2nd, included a provision that eliminates popular Social Security planning strategies. Below is a brief, general summary of the changes, aimed at closing unintended “loopholes:” The budget act has eliminated the " …

Library » Is a Roth IRA Conversion Right for You?

March 11, 2014 | Planning for Retirement

Introduction Traditional and Roth IRAs are two powerful tax-advantaged savings vehicles. While Roth IRAs were first established in 1997, historically low tax rates during the past decade and the ability of investors of all income levels to convert Traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs (since 2010) have …

Library » Retirement Portfolio Withdrawal Requirements

February 28, 2014 | Planning for Retirement

Introduction It is well known that tax-advantaged savings vehicles can provide benefits to investors over the long-term when compared to portfolios that do not provide tax advantages. However, investors are often unsure to what magnitude their “tax-advantaged” or “tax-deferred” accounts are …