With many investment categories currently down for the year, now could be an ideal time to rebalance your portfolio. If you’re a casual investor, you may have heard about rebalancing, wondered what it means, and questioned whether it applies to your situation. In this column we will cover the basics of rebalancing and also investigate whether your investments require it.
Automate your retirement plan contributions, contribute to other regular savings opportunities, and slow down automated spending on bills and credit cards.
If you can automate financial virtue and slow down financial vice, you will achieve your goals sooner than you could imagine.
For retirement plans from previous employers, you have an option to move the funds into your current employer retirement plan in a direct tax-free transfer. You can also set up an IRA on your own with a brokerage or mutual fund company and transfer old retirement plan balances directly, without suffering a tax hit. Here are some considerations to help you make your decision.
When you start a new job or your employer gets acquired, you may need to make retirement plan decisions on the fly. While you probably have the option to change your investment selections at any time, inertia is the most…