Spencer Financial Strategies

Retirement

Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, personal savings and investments are expected to play a role. Once you have estimated the amount of money you may need for retirement, a sound approach involves taking a close look at your potential retirement-income sources.

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Timing Your Retirement

Timing Your Retirement

This short video illustrates the importance of understanding sequence of returns risk.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

Want to do more with your wealth? You might want to consider creating a charitable foundation.

Buying a Vacation Home? 5 Questions to Consider First

You may be considering purchasing a vacation property, this can be an exciting milestone, but there are a few things to consider first.

What Is a 1031 Exchange?

A look at 1031 Exchanges, a real estate investment strategy that may allow you to defer your capital gains taxes.

Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) Explained

Have you considered the special tax treatment on company stock held in a 401(k) plan?

Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money

Things to consider before retirement.

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

This investment account question is vital and answered as early as possible.

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

How Medicare can address health care needs in your retirement strategy.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style?

Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.

What You Need to Know About Social Security

Every so often, you’ll hear about Social Security benefits running out. But is there truth to the fears, or is it all hype?

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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