How Long You’ll Live In Retirement (Feb 14, 2019)

If you shake your head and laugh at the thought of living to 100 or older, it’s time to reconsider how long you’ll live in retirement. According to the Social Security Administration, almost a quarter of all 65-year old Americans will go on to live beyond 90, and 10% will live beyond 95 [1].

People are living longer – and that costs money. If you don’t plan ahead financially, living longer may also mean living leaner. Here’s what to think about when considering how long you’ll live in retirement.

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6 Choices That’ll Impact Your Teen’s Future Income (Feb 4, 2019)

As your teen prepares for college and beyond, it’s important that you discuss realistic life expectations together. At this juncture of their lives, some of the most influential factors on their career and future lifestyle relate to the choices your teen makes regarding study. From the grades they achieve, to what they study and where, SageVest Wealth Management’s sister site, SageVest Kids, highlights 6 key choices that’ll impact your teen’s future income, alongside statistics to support and guide these important decisions.

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How To Help Your Kids Develop Good Money Habits (Jan 22, 2019)

Helping your kids develop good money habits lays the foundation for lifelong success. To help parents teach kids, tweens, and teens about money, SageVest Wealth Management established the SageVest Kids website in 2017. Now, a survey from Charles Schwab has reinforced the importance of financial literacy for the next generation. We highlight some of the results from the recent survey, alongside tips to help your kids develop good money habits.

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SageVest Wealth Management Menu Of Services (Jan 15, 2019)

Reviewing your finances regularly helps to ensure that all your money decisions remain aligned, both with each other and with your broader life and wealth goals. If you have finance-related questions, SageVest Wealth Management is a valuable resource. Our menu of services is extensive and we can help with a wide range of wealth considerations for you and your loved ones. 

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Market Volatility Moving Into 2019 (Jan 5, 2019)

SageVest Wealth Management’s latest quarterly commentary is now available. Highlights include:

– World stock markets embark on a roller coaster ride, posting significant losses by year-end.significant losses by year-end.

– Trade war tensions intensify, with high stakes ahead.

– Bonds surprise to the upside, but with foreboding signs as the yield curve partially inverts while debt levels soar.

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Age 66 – Full Retirement Age For Social Security (Jan 3, 2019)

You can claim Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62. Many Americans do so, especially women [1]. However, claiming early means that your monthly benefit checks and, potentially, your overall lifetime payout amount, will be lower than if you wait until full retirement age for Social Security. Full Retirement Age is the age at which you become eligible to receive non-reduced benefits and, if you’re still working, are no longer subject to the earnings limit. In short, Full Retirement Age means full Social Security. 

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Age 65 – Medicare Enrollment (Jan 2, 2019)

If you’re approaching age 65, now’s the time to consider your Medicare enrollment. Medicare is the Federal health insurance program for those aged 65 and older (plus other eligible adults). With healthcare costs listed as one of the top three financial worries for most Americans [1], familiarizing yourself with the Medicare program can help maximize your entitlements. SageVest Wealth Management outlines the basics of Medicare enrollment at age 65.

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Age 62 – Early Social Security Retirement Benefits (Jan 1, 2019)

Age 62 is the earliest age at which you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits. It’s also the most popular age to claim benefits [1], especially for women. Deciding whether to claim now or wait until Full Retirement Age is an important decision. Claiming early Social Security retirement benefits can make sense for some people. However, it permanently reduces your monthly payment amounts and can impact total lifetime benefits. Here’s what to consider before claiming early Social Security retirement benefits at age 62. 

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