Some crucial maneuvers will help soon-to-retire people avoid trouble
I recently contributed to this important Wall Street Journal article by Jane Hodges.
The size of your nest egg isn’t the only thing you should be focused on as you close in on retirement.
So say financial planners and experts, who point to several financial moves investors can make in the years before they leave work that might help them preserve their savings, reduce their tax bills and provide for loved ones and heirs.
“What do you think of these annuities?” Mel asked. “An insurance guy I know is advising us to transfer all of our remaining IRAs into these two investments, and I’m not confident it’s the right approach for us.” Since these annuities didn’t look appropriate for Mel and Ginny, I figured the annuity salesman’s rationale was the big commissions he would earn on the sales.