I am happy to announce my completion of Kansas State University’s Financial Therapy graduate certificate program. “Financial therapist” is a little bit of a weird term so I’d like to clarify: I am not a therapist.
You graduated from dental school in your twenties and spent the next few decades growing your practice and investing in a retirement portfolio, knowing one day your hard earned money would support you through your retirement. You may not know when your official retirement will begin, but if you’re approaching your 70th birthday the time to start thinking about withdrawals is now.
Investing in retirement takes a different approach than investing to build wealth. In retirement, investing for income becomes much more important.
If you have recently remodeled your dental practice, built out a leased space, or constructed a new building for your practice, you might want to consider having a Cost Segregation study done to maximize the tax benefits related to the project.
The following is a primer to help readers better understand their investments. Mission Financial Planning coordinates with clients' money managers as part of a comprehensive advice-only approach.
Managing cash flow is key to being a financially healthy business. Most dentists know their monthly cash flows, with a keen awareness of when payroll, credit cards, rent, labs and the other big bills are due each month. But managing cash flow is not just about increasing next month’s production or reducing expenses.
There are many milestones on the way to – and through – retirement. Starting at age 50 with the opportunity to make additional catch-up contributions to IRAs and
It's the time of year to be thinking about year-end deadlines. Here’s a quick checklist – not all-inclusive, but hopefully helpful:
If the 4% withdrawal rule was created with a 65 year old in mind, what happens when you want to retire earlier? How much would an early retiree have to reduce their withdrawal rate to accommodate a longer retirement? Research has been done that suggests that you don’t have to reduce the 4% withdrawal rate too dramatically, even for very young retirees.
It’s good for young kids to have exposure to money, learning the consequences that come with different financial decisions while the pain is relatively mild.