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Brandon Renfro
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If you have $600,000 saved toward retirement can you retire? It may be possible. It really all depends on what is important to you in retirement and how much income you need for a comfortable retirement. To figure out if $600,000, or any amount, is enough for you to retire on you’ll need to consider […]The post Is $600,000 Enough to Retire? appeared first on Brandon Renfro, Ph.D.. ...
Posted: May 13 2019 @ 2:15 PM
Should you hold your own employer’s stock in your 401K? The conventional answer, and my default response, is… no. However that is a topic that is worth some discussion. While I wouldn’t encourage you to buy your employer’s stock in your 401k plan it doesn’t necessarily follow that you should immediately sell it if you […]The post Should I Hold Company Stock in My 401k? appeared first on Brandon Renfro, ...
Posted: Apr 30 2019 @ 12:15 PM
Roth IRA’s are one of the best retirement saving tools. You can’t deduct contributions from your taxable income, but you get to withdrawal them, and the earnings, tax-free in retirement. Because of your contributions ability to grow exponentially over time, that can be a big benefit. However, not everyone is able to contribute directly to […]The post Can I Contribute to a Roth IRA if My Income is Too High? ...
Posted: Apr 16 2019 @ 9:15 PM
The yield curve is a popular economic indicator. It is a graph of the yield on bonds with different maturity terms, and often used to gauge the direction the economy is headed. Although you can create a yield curve from the yield and maturity of any type of bond, “THE yield curve” usually assumes we […]The post What is the Yield Curve and What Does it Mean? appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 02 2019 @ 9:45 PM
Will working longer affect your retirement? Of course. But how much longer and how big of an impact will it make? That question will lead you down a much more useful thought path. There are many things that will affect how long you are in the workforce. Some of these things you can’t control (such […]The post Will Working Longer Affect My Retirement? appeared first on Brandon Renfro, Ph.D.. ...
Posted: Mar 06 2019 @ 12:56 PM
Living happily in retirement means crafting a spending plan to support your lifestyle. To do that, you’ll need to think about how you plan to live in retirement. Not just now, but for the long term too. That could involve a plan to spend more early in your retirement. While you can’t know for certain […]The post Should You Plan to Spend More Early In Retirement? appeared first on Brandon ...
Posted: Feb 19 2019 @ 12:44 PM
Market dips are inevitable. If you have been saving for retirement for decades, then you are no doubt aware of market fluctuations and have weathered a few yourself. When you are saving for retirement, particularly when you are still several years out, these dips can help build your portfolio. Since you are still contributing, your […] The post Retirement Withdrawals in a Down Market appeared first on Brandon Renfro, Ph.D.. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2019 @ 1:12 PM
Asset allocation is the next step in the investment process. Your asset allocation involves two steps: Decide which index funds to include in your portfolio. Choose how much of your portfolio to place in each one. After you decide which investments to include in your portfolio, you need decide how you want to combine them. […] The post Asset Allocation for Retirement appeared first on Brandon Renfro, Ph.D.. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2019 @ 1:54 PM
Are index funds good investments for retirement? If you’ve done any amount of reading on investment strategies, you have certainly heard about index investing. In this article I’m going to explain WHAT index investing is and WHY it is such a good strategy for your retirement. This article goes a little deeper into market theory, […] The post Are Index Funds Good Investments For Retirement? appeared first on Brandon Renfro, Ph.D.. ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 1:30 PM
Social Security is a significant portion of most retirees total income. In fact, about a third of retirees get 90% of their income from Social Security.  Such an important component of your income deserves some attention. In this article you will learn how your benefit is calculated so that you can get an idea of […] The post How Much Will I Get from Social Security? appeared first on Brandon Renfro, ...
Posted: Dec 25 2018 @ 1:30 PM


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