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Understanding The Retirement Bucket Strategy {Income Planning in Retirement}

It’s possible to achieve sustainable income in retirement by utilizing the “Retirement Bucket Strategy.” This strategy involves dividing your retirement savings into different “buckets” based on your spending needs, risk tolerance and other factors. In this short video, we explain each bucket: Short term Bucket Intermediate Bucket Long-term Bucket These buckets represent different asset classes […]

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Financial Questions That We’ve Been Asked Recently

We work through all types of scenarios with clients each day and find tools that will help them reach their financial goals. To help you get a better idea of how we work through these different scenarios, we are going to run through a list of questions that we’ve been asked recently.

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Important Retirement Updates & Changes for 2024

As we close in on the end of the year, we want to finish up by answering questions that people have asked us recently. We’ll cover key financial planning topics like retirement withdrawal rates, investing in CDs, advisor fees, Social Security and more.

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Can This 60 Year Old With $600,000 Retire At 65?

Mike was turning 60 next month. He had $400,000 in a pre-tax 401(k) and $200,000 in a taxable brokerage account. He wanted to retire at 65 if possible. In this sample case study we will discuss several things including: When he should take his Social Security (and his Survivor benefit). The pros and cons of […]

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The Universal Truths in Retirement

Retirement is a unique journey for each of us. The thought that there’s a one-size-fits-all solution is a myth, but what if we told you there are certain universal truths that can guide every retiree?

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Is Investing in a Roth a Bad Idea?

We came across an article recently that would get anyone’s attention when they’re trying to save for retirement. The headline said this person lost $400k in a Roth 401(k) and warned others about the risk as well. While this headline could very easily be characterized as clickbait, we wanted to explore it a little further and see how much truth was in these numbers.

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Spotting Problematic Personalities of Rogue Advisors

Finding a trustworthy and competent financial advisor is essential for securing your financial future. After all, they play a vital role in helping you make informed decisions about your money, investments, and long-term financial goals.

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Counterintuitive Advice: Why You Should NOT Invest In A 401k) 

Don’t get us wrong. In many cases, your 401(k) can be your best investment vehicle, offering numerous benefits and tax advantages and many times a 100% return on some of your contributions (also known as an employer match). However, it’s important to recognize that it might not always be the optimal choice for everyone. Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we dissect some reasons why someone should NOT invest in a 401(k).

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The 3 Worlds of Money

When you really boil it down, there are really only three places where you can invest money: the banking world, the insurance world, and the Wall Street world. Understanding how these three worlds of money are used is important, but so is knowing the pros can cons for each.

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Social Security, Annuities, and Life Insurance – Mailbag Edition

On today’s show, we’re going to open up the mailbag and find out what questions you have for Ryan. Over the course of this episode, we’ll tackle annuities, life insurance policies, Social Security strategy, and whether it’s time to be more aggressive with your investments.

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Investment advisory services offered through Brookstone Capital Management, LLC (BCM), a registered investment advisor. BCM and Cravitz Financial & Insurance Solutions are independent of each other. The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation or recommendation of any investment strategy. Investments and/or investment strategies involve risk including the possible loss of principal. There is no assurance that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives. Registered Investment Advisors and Investment Advisor Representatives act as fiduciaries for all of our investment management clients. We have an obligation to act in the best interests of our clients and to make full disclosure of any conflicts of interest, if any exist. Please refer to our firm brochure, the ADV 2A item 4, for additional information. Information provided is not intended as tax or legal advice, and should not be relied on as such. You are encouraged to seek tax or legal advice from an independent professional.  Insurance products and services are not offered through BCM but are offered and sold through individually licensed and appointed agents.  CA Insurance License #0C86000.

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