NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup May 17, 2019

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Tips to Maxing Out Your 401(k) Account

One of the best ways to save for retirement is to use tax-advantaged accounts. Most employers offer the option of contributing to a 401(k) account, which can be a great idea for stashing cash for your golden years.

Maxing out your 401(k) account for a few years can give you a good foundation for retirement. The earlier you get started, the longer the money will have to grow and earn interest.

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NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup May 10, 2019

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Can You Have Multiple 401(k) Accounts?

If you’re stashing away cash for your golden years, you’re ahead of the game. A 2018 study by Northwestern Mutual found that one in three Americans have less than $5,000 in retirement savings. And what’s even worse, one in five Americans have no retirement savings at all.

Since 401(k) accounts are the most popular way to save for retirement, you may find yourself with more than one in the course of your career. If you move jobs several times, chances are you have multiple 401(k) accounts in your name.

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NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup May 2, 2019

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Whole Life Insurance - Does It Make Sense for You?

Planning for the future often takes a backseat to today’s problems. Most people want to know their families are protected financially in case something happens to them. This is where having life insurance can make a big difference.

However, there is conflicting information out there when it comes to getting a life insurance policy. If you’ve ever worked with someone who works for an insurance company (an insurance agent...regardless of what they call themselves), you may have been pushed to a whole life insurance policy.

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Weekly Roundup April 26, 2019

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7 Planning Tips for 6 Figure Earners

Making a lot of money and being wealthy are not synonymous. Even if you make six figures, you can still feel stretched to pay your bills if you don’t take the appropriate steps to build wealth.

While having a high income is a good starting point, if you spend everything you make, you’ll find yourself feeling strapped. Getting the right financial planning information can help get you on the right track toward growing your net worth.

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NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup April 19, 2019

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What Issues Should You Consider Before You Retire?

Are you looking forward to the day you retire? Many dream of retirement, counting down the days when they can leave the cubicle life behind. But, before you turn in your work badge, make sure your finances are in order first.

Not being prepared financially could mean having to get back to work or worse - running out of money. Going down the checklist below will ensure you’ve covered all the major issues you need to consider before you retire.

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup April 5, 2019

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When to Update Your Estate Plan

If you already have an estate plan, you’re ahead of the majority of Americans. According to a survey by Caring.com, more than half of people don’t have a will or living trust. Even if you have your estate documents in order, you’re not done.

Chances are you’re still many years away from needing to put your end-of-life plan into motion. There are still many changes in your life that need to be reflected by updating your documents. It’s an essential part of making sure everything is in order for your family and heirs.

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What Should You do with Your Old 403(b) Account?

One of the questions that come up on a regular basis is what to do with old retirement accounts. In the old days, many workers stayed at the same company their entire career and retired with 30 to 40 years of service.

Nowadays, people are more likely to switch jobs every few years, bringing up the question of what to do with old retirement accounts such as 403(b) plans. According to a survey by staffing firm Robert Half, 64 percent of workers favor job hopping.

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The Best Money Saving Tips for College

Do you have a child that might go to college someday? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we provide you with our best college savings tips regardless if your child is 10 years away or 1 year away. We have tips for all of them.

Let’s face it, saving and paying for college can be overwhelming. Knowing how much to save for college, what types of accounts to utilize (529 Plans, UTMA/UGMA accounts, IRA’s, etc) and how to invest the money, can lead you into paralysis by analysis.

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Should You Consider a Roth IRA Conversion?

If you’re looking to minimize taxes in retirement, or anytime before, one of the options is converting your traditional individual retirement account (IRA) into a Roth IRA. This shifts the tax burden from a future date to the present day. Before you make such a move, though, it’s important to consider what this will mean to your finances.

Minimizing taxes in retirement seems very appealing. Once you stop working, your income in retirement will come in part from your savings so the less taxes you can pay, the more money you will have available for enjoying your life.

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup March 15, 2019

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How to Create a Digital Estate Plan

I’m assuming you’ve never heard of a digital estate plan before, but I am guessing you know the importance an estate plan to help take care of your physical assets. Things like your primary residence, other real estate, jewelry, investment accounts, etc.

The digital world is now an integral part of our personal lives. Few people consider their digital assets and what should be done with them when they pass away. This is where having a digital estate plan in place can be a great idea.

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The NextGen Wealth Weekly Roundup March 8, 2019

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How to Invest Your Lottery Winnings (or any large sum of money)

Winning the lottery or coming into a large sum of money can change your life in more ways than one. You’ve probably read about people who have won the lottery and then went broke. With proper planning, you can avoid their fate. Today, we’re going to show you how to invest your lottery winnings or, for that matter, any large lump sum of money that happens to come your way.

It’s not every day that you find yourself in such a position. While you may want to run out and buy everything your heart desires, this is not the best course. If you take the necessary steps to get your finances in order, you can beat the odds and avoid squandering your windfall.

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The Best Reward Credit Cards for Cash Back and Travel

If you’re already using credit cards to make the majority of your purchases, you may be wondering if you’re getting the best rewards. With so many reward card options out there, it can be confusing trying to figure out which one you should use.

Before going further, a quick disclaimer: if you are in credit card debt, work on paying that off as quickly as possible. Don’t get new credit cards - in fact, just don’t use credit cards at all. Using credit cards can be a great way to earn rewards and get cash back but only if used responsibly.

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