What’s Your 401(k) Game Plan? Brogan Financial

If you’re nearing retirement, have retired, or recently left your company for any reason, you should create a 401(k) game plan. Know how your investment options can expand, how to avoid tax traps, and what you’ll do with any company stock in your 401(k). There are many options, and the right one depends on your

Plan for the Tax Rates of the Future Brogan Financial

Retirees may no longer receive taxable income from an employer, but they will likely receive income from other sources which can be taxed. And while we know what the tax rates are now, we don’t know what they’ll be in 10 or 20 years – or even one year from now. This is why it’s

How the “Millionaire Next Door” Can Approach Retirement Planning Brogan Financial

Many of today’s retirees are the wealthiest retirees of all time. Rising home values, strong market returns, and a generation of dedicated workers mean there are more millionaires than ever. But, even if you have built a substantial nest egg, you may not feel like a millionaire and may be worried about how you’ll maintain

How a Financial Advisor Can Help You Pursue Tax-Smart Strategies Brogan Financial

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a tax-deductible lunch? While many of your income sources can be taxed, there are strategies to help minimize your overall tax burden both before and in retirement. An advantage of going to one professional for all of your financial planning needs is

How Will Social Security Respond to Higher Inflation? Brogan Financial

Inflation is on the rise, and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently testified to Congress regarding the Federal Reserve’s commitment to controlling inflation. He admitted that inflation is “well above target” but didn’t indicate any major changes in Fed policy in the near future.[1] Retirees may need to be concerned about inflation, which can eat

Where Could Your Retirement Income Come From? Brogan Financial

You’re used to receiving a paycheck, and perhaps you’ve been used to it steadily increasing over the course of your career. You may have experienced what’s known as “lifestyle inflation” and may not plan to downgrade in retirement. Whatever the case, it’s important to know where your retirement income will come from. It could come

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Jim Brogan joins The Bob Yarbrough Show on NewsTalk 98.7 where he discusses why he believes today’s economic climate may be the most difficult for retirees since the Great Depression. Jim details three key current economic factors that impact those nearing or in retirement: inflationary concerns, low interest rates, and high bond and stock prices.

The Most Important Ages for Your Retirement Accounts Brogan Financial

If you have a 401(k), IRA, or other retirement accounts, it’s important to keep a few things top of mind: Know how much you’re contributing, how your investments are performing, and how much you’re paying in fees. You should also note important milestone ages and their recent changes. Here are the most important ages for

Where Could Interest and Tax Rates Be Headed? Brogan Financial

Are you aware of the latest news that could affect your money? We recently heard from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell regarding interest rates, plus the Biden administration released a “Green Book” outlining some potential tax-increasing measures. There are several big changes proposed, and if they come to fruition, you may need to review your tax

4 Major Retirement Challenges to Overcome Brogan Financial

Today’s retirees may be the richest the world has ever seen with Baby Boomers holding more than half of U.S. household wealth as of the end of 2020.[1] While you may be looking forward to traveling, working on your golf game, or retiring early to enjoy more free time, you first have to overcome some

4 Reasons to Have a 401(k) Strategy

If you’ve saved a substantial amount in a tax-deferred retirement account, it will no doubt be instrumental in retirement. The next step is to strategize how you’ll use those savings. There are several important things to know about your 401(k), such as how much you can contribute, options for your 401(k) when you leave your

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  Jim Brogan joins The Phil Show on NewsTalk 98.7 where breaks down what effect the recent updates from the Federal Reserve could have on inflation, interest rates, and the overall health of the economy in the U.S. Jim also discusses the unique challenges that retirees face today. Click the play button below to listen!