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When Should You Take Social Security?

 

Shãn Sutherland, Wealth Advisor at Simple Impact LLC, Explains When People Should Take Social Security

“According to the social security administration, 71% of Americans elect to receive their Social Security benefits early.” – Shãn Sutherland

The Roth 401(k)

Some employers offer 401(k) plan participants the opportunity to make Roth 401(k) contributions. If you're lucky enough to work for an employer that offers this option, Roth contributions could play an important role in helping enhance your retirement income.

Retirement Confidence Increases for Workers and Retirees

The 29th annual Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS), conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) in 2019, found that two-thirds of U.S. workers (67%) are confident in their ability to live comfortably throughout their retirement years (up from 64% in 2018). Worker confidence now matches levels reported in 2007 — before the 2008 financial crisis.

Can you recognize E.S.G. in your business?

E.S.G. is a major trending investment theme. Can you recognize it in business? Here are some Environmental Social Governance examples as implemented by Simple Impact....

Shãn Sutherland, Wealth Adviser at Simple Impact LLC, Weighs in on Why People Need Financial Advisors

Do you know enough about financial management to take care of all of your investing on your own? Or do you need help from a seasoned expert? That question comes up for millions of Americans each year, and is always surrounded by a fair amount of anxiety and uneasiness. Regardless of your financial state, everyone can benefit from taking stock of what stability means for them, and oftentimes, a financial adviser can help you find this mindset.

The Importance of Being Organized

An important part of managing your personal finances is keeping your financial records organized. Whether it's a utility bill to show proof of residency or a Social Security card for wage reporting purposes, there may be times when you need to locate a financial record or document--and you'll need to locate it relatively quickly. By taking the time to clear out and organize your financial records, you'll be able to find what you need exactly when you need it.

Simple Impact LLC, Details 401K Alternative to CalSavers Plan

Simple Impact LLC is partnering with CoPilot provided by PAi Retirement Services https://www.pai.com/copilot to offer a low-cost 401k alternative plan to CalSavers, an upcoming state retirement program. When using Calsavers, any California employer with at least five employees, that doesn’t already offer a workplace retirement savings vehicle, will be required to either begin offering one via the private market or provide their employees’ access to CalSavers. “This is great for the employee, but the employer may have more burden than they are prepared for,” explains Shãn Sutherland, a wealth advisor at Simple Impact.

Did you know Cash Value Life Insurance could help your kids or grandkids with Education Savings?

There are options beyond traditional loans and 529 plans to help fund education. Cash value life insurance may be one of them. You heard that right, life insurance can come with living benefits. It is important to work with a trusted advisor to make sure you are aware of what options might be right for you.

The Tax Benefits of Your Retirement Savings Plan

Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns, so it's encouraging to know that your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan may offer a variety of tax benefits. 

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