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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2019 Financial New Year’s Resolutions (Dec 27, 2018)

The New Year offers the chance for a fresh outlook on life and a new beginning. Setting financial New Year’s resolutions can help you kick off the year on a strong footing, relative to your personal goals, career objectives, family priorities, health and wellbeing, lifetime dreams, and more. SageVest Wealth Management offers our top ten 2019 financial New Year resolutions to help you enjoy a happy, healthy, and wealthy New Year.

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Season’s Greetings And Gifts From SageVest Wealth Management (Dec 19, 2018)

SageVest Wealth Management is grateful for the special relationship that we enjoy throughout the year with each of our clients, allied professionals, and others. We extend our best wishes for a safe and joyful season for you and your loved ones, and healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

We also express our gratitude through our company’s year-end gifts to a number of worthy causes. We’re delighted to announce this year’s winners of the ‘SageVest Seasonal Survey 2018’. Each of the following non-profit organizations will receive a financial donation from our firm.

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Best Financial Apps For Teens And Young Adults (Dec 11, 2018)

Helping your kids learn wise money management skills is key to their future success. Financial technology (‘fintech’) apps can help tech-savvy teens and young adults become money-savvy too. From apps that track their saving and spending habits, to apps that help your student source cheap text books or let your young adult share the cost of dinner with friends, SageVest Kids takes a look at some of the best financial apps for teens and young adults.

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Financial Planning For Blended Families (Dec 5, 2018)

A recent survey found that Americans overwhelmingly consider family as the biggest source of meaning and fulfilment in their lives [1]. Today’s modern family is often a blended one, typically as a result of divorce, death, or relationships later in life. It’s wonderful to see families unite. However, when two families merge, so too must their value systems, traditions, parenting approaches, finances, and more. SageVest Wealth Management considers financial planning for blended families.

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Questions To Ask When Researching A Charity (Nov 28, 2018)

Wealth brings with it a multitude of opportunities. For many clients, this includes the ability to give back. SageVest Wealth Management always recommends researching a charity carefully before making a donation, and especially when adding it to your longer term philanthropic plans. Research helps ensure that your gift is used in a meaningful and impactful way. Here’s a quick list of questions to consider when researching a charity.

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Fun Financial Board Games For Kids, Tweens, And Teens (Nov 14, 2018)

SageVest Wealth Management is a top-ranked, fee-only financial advisory firm with a family focus. Our financial literacy site, SageVest Kids, offers parents a wealth of resources to teach kids about money, including financial activities by age.

As the holiday season approaches, if you’re looking for something more, consider giving your kids the gift of financial education and entertainment, with one of these fun financial board games for kids, tweens, and teens.

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