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Knowledge is Retirement Power
Looking to see more of the world during retirement? Some countries have created visa policies designed specifically for retirees. These retirement visa programs may also provide special benefits and incentives to retirees who relocate to the area. Retirement visas are offered by several countries in Latin America and a few Asian countries, all of which are experiencing a growing expatriate population. The countries include Belize, Panama, Indonesia, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Thailand. For more information on each country’s visa and how to qualify, check out this article from U.S. News and World Report at: https://tinyurl.com/2p8mfm4x.
What is the most I can save this year in my 401(k) plan?
401(k) savers can contribute up to $22,500 in 2023. Savers age 50 and older can make an annual catch-up contribution up to $7,500 in 2023, for a total contribution of $30,000. These limits also apply to savers with a 403(b) plan and most 457 plans.
When was the last time you reviewed your beneficiary designations for your major assets — including your retirement plan? The start of each new year is a good time for some financial housekeeping. Make sure your current designations still match your wishes, especially if you have had any major life changes such as marriage, divorce or the birth or adoption of any children.
Tools & Techniques
Looking to incorporate some budgeting best practices in 2023? Having a good understanding of your expenses can help you prioritize how to spend your money. One way to chart your spending is to use a Pareto chart. A Pareto chart makes it easy to see which expense categories really matter. For example, if your dog groomer seems expensive, but the cost accounts for less than 1% of your budget, it’s probably not worth looking for a new groomer. Instead, you can use that time to hunt for a small percentage savings in one of your larger spending categories. Check out this YouTube video on how to create and use the Pareto chart to track your expenses: https://tinyurl.com/yssp4ewc.
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Disclosure: This material was created for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as ERISA, tax, legal or investment advice. Investment Advice and 3(38) Investment Fiduciary services offered through Diversified Financial Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. 3(16) Administrative Fiduciary Services provided by PISTL Service Corporation. Discretionary Trustee services provided by Printing Industries 401k Trustees. If you are seeking investment advice specific to your needs, such advice services must be obtained on your own separate from this educational material.