How to Determine Your Ideal 401(k) Asset Allocation

October 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
How to Determine Your Ideal 401(k) Asset Allocation
There are three major factors that impact your retirement goals: how much money you save, how long you save, and the rate of return on those savings. Quite often, investors focus on their short-term rate of return, which is the factor over which they typically have the least control. In fact,...

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How to Keep Heirs From Being Spendthrifts

August 2020  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
How to Keep Heirs From Being Spendthrifts
This article was originally published to subscribers of The Wall Street Journal, found HERE.

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9 Tips to Build and Manage Your 401(k) Account

July 2020  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI
9 Tips to Build and Manage Your 401(k) Account
You’ve signed up for your company’s 401(k) plan, but that’s only the first step in saving for retirement. Keep in mind that the primary factors which determine your success in adequately funding your retirement are how much money you save, how long you save, and the rate of return on your savings....

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What Should You Do with Those Old Retirement Accounts?

July 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
What Should You Do with Those Old Retirement Accounts?
You’ve worked hard over the years and diligently contributed to your workplace retirement account. You focused on the right things, like proper asset allocation, receiving the full employer match and deferring enough from each paycheck to reach your retirement goals.  After all, you’re not planning...

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Survivorship Planning Checklist

May 2020  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®
Survivorship Planning Checklist
In many families, one partner takes a more active role in handling the finances than the other. Often, this division of labor stems from fear, time pressure or lack of interest. Regardless of the root cause, having one spouse exclusively handling family finances can put the other partner in a...

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Planning for Retirement in the COVID-19 Age

May 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
Planning for Retirement in the COVID-19 Age
This article was originally published within the Savannah Morning News, found HERE.

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A Great Achievement Earned by Our Director of 401(k) Advisory Services

April 2020  By: TFGADMIN
A Great Achievement Earned by Our Director of 401(k) Advisory Services
The Fiduciary Group is pleased to announce that Kyle Powers, Director of 401(k) Advisory Services, has successfully completed all of the requirements of the CFP® Certification program and is now a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.  To earn the right to use the CFP® marks, an individual...

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Planning Amid Uncertainty

April 2020  By: MICHAEL McLEOD, CFP®
Planning Amid Uncertainty
In times of heightened volatility and uncertainty, it’s helpful to revisit the fundamental question of why we plan and invest in the first place.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we will continue to see significant and wide-ranging implications on many aspects of our daily lives,...

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Traditional vs. Roth IRA: Which Option is Best for You?

April 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
Traditional vs. Roth IRA: Which Option is Best for You?
You’ve been working hard and earning income for years, hopefully saving a portion of your earnings for retirement. With most pensions having gone away, retirement savings accounts like an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are going to be your safeguard or reserve to generate retirement income....

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Understanding SECURE Act Changes

January 2020  By: KYLE POWERS, CFP®, MBA, AIF
Understanding SECURE Act Changes
Each new calendar year brings about changes in our savings and retirement planning efforts, and 2020 is no exception.  With the December 2019 signing of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, Congress set out “to make significant progress in fixing our nation’s...

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