Retirement is one of the most significant events in your life. It also makes it one of the most critical financial planning decisions. A solid retirement plan provides financial and psychological assurance. Careful financial planning as you prepare to retire can support earlier planning and saving efforts, tie up any loose ends, and help to ensure a successful retirement. Here’s what you should focus on as you’re nearing the countdown.Read More
With markets at record highs, now’s a great time to re-evaluate your investment portfolio and consider what opportunities may be appropriate, relative to your current and future lifestyle, and longer term investment goals. How your investments should be positioned doesn’t just depend on current market conditions, though. There’s a range of elements to consider, including your timeline, comfort level, growth objectives, current income needs, and much more. Depending upon your investment horizon, here are some key considerations on how to invest based on your age.Read More
SageVest Wealth Management is an independent, fee only financial advisor. We work with individuals, families, business owners and others, helping each of our clients to make smart financial decisions in support of their unique wealth objectives. As a fiduciary advisor, our clients know that their best interests always remain central to our recommendations.
We’re thrilled that this commitment to excellence in wealth management has again been recognized with a Northern Virginia Top Financial Professional award for 2018.Read More
If you’re ‘sandwiched’ between raising children and looking after aging parents, then you’re officially a member of the Sandwich Generation. Roughly half of people in their 40s to 60s face the challenge of supporting themselves, their children, and older relatives.
As families delay having children, and more grandparents live longer, the Sandwich Generation is predicted to continue expanding. SageVest Wealth Management offers some useful strategies to help you balance personal and financial considerations during this challenging phase of life.Read More
You wouldn’t consider running a marathon without first undergoing a medical and some fitness training. If you’re serious, you might even hire a professional trainer to create a personalized workout that maximizes your chances of crossing the finish line.
Think of a financial advisor as a trainer – but for your money. They evaluate your current financial fitness, learn about your wealth goals, and develop a customized plan to secure your current and future financial wellbeing. While everyone’s reason for hiring an advisor differs, there are commonalities, like saving for retirement, the loss of a spouse, or starting a business. Here are ten reasons why you need a financial advisor.Read More
There’s a lot to at stake when you’re interviewing a financial advisor to guide your wealth decisions and help you achieve financial security. You want someone who possesses the knowledge, experience and qualifications you need, at a price that’s reasonable, and with a dialogue that’s meaningful to you. SageVest Wealth Management offers 20 important questions to ask a financial advisor across four key categories, to help you make the best choice.Read More
Thoughtful and open discussions about money are a vital, yet often overlooked, aspect of your financial planning. Talking about money with loved ones can fulfill a variety of purposes, depending on who you’re talking to, and what you’re discussing; from establishing a strong financial education in youngsters, to defining your intentions beyond your lifetime for future generations.Read More
Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is typically paid by the higher earning spouse following divorce. While some states still award lifetime alimony, it’s barred in others, so today, most alimony is rehabilitative and durational: paid for a set amount of time following divorce, or until the recipient remarries.
Recent tax reform changes have shaken up the divorce planning arena. The previous tax status for alimony (in place since 1942) is soon to reverse. If you’re wondering how new tax laws impact your existing or upcoming divorce settlement, SageVest Wealth Management has a number of answers for you.Read More
Preparing to send your teen off to college can be an exciting, busy and stressful time. There’s a lot to plan for, with little time remaining.
Hopefully you’ve had many years of teaching your kids about money before college. If you haven’t, it’s crunch time to instill some teen financial basics. Even if your teen is financially ready and capable, now’s a great time to review budgeting, spending, and saving. SageVest Kids’ six-month plan will help guide these final months of teaching your kids about money before college.Read More
The decision to rent or buy a home has always been a significant financial consideration. However, whether to rent or buy is a particularly hot topic right now, given a booming real estate market, new mortgage interest deduction limits, and a rising mortgage interest rate environment.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Millennial thinking of buying your first home, a professional relocating for work, or a retiree downsizing to a condo or apartment: The own-or-rent decision is a complex one, influenced by a host of factors. SageVest Wealth Management offers tips and insights about renting versus buying.Read More