Why hire a financial advisor?

A lot of professionals are skeptical about working with financial advisors, who are thought as mere salespeople of insurance policies, or hourly paid consultants. This undermines their real function, which is to assist individuals toward financial stability. Here’s how financial advisors work.

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A financial advisor is a personal money planning partner. Together, they set realistic financial goals and think of ways to turn them into reality. For example, a millennial might want to start saving so he or she can retire at the age of 55. Financial advisors help them accomplish this by making a plan that will lead to the fulfillment of that goal.

Financial advisors also work as educators. It is part of their job description to help individuals understand their financial health and how they can make it better. Things like tax payments, budgeting, and saving are often involved in sessions with financial advisors.

While financial advisors clarifies financial decisions for others, it is still up to the clients to follow their advice or not. Not all financial advisors provide the same level of service, too, and it is always best to look for someone who understands personal needs.

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Barry Bulakites is known in the financial world as an innovator and resource speaker. He is the president, chief distribution officer, and co-founder of Table Bay Financial Network, Inc. Visit this page to learn more about him.

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Iras And Retirement: What This Generations Should Be Aware Of

Current generations can learn a lot from previous ones.For instance, many GenXers and millennials who’ve just started out in their careers should look towards their financial goals.A great reference point would be the generation of baby boomers. Here are some helpful tips everyone, no matter the age, should remember when it comes to IRAs and retirement.

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Dates are crucial when it comes to IRAs. The required beginning date (RBD) of the required minimum distribution (RMD) is April 1 of the first year the IRA owner reaches 70 years and 6 months of age.

Retirees with qualified plans can choose whether it’s April 1 after reaching 70 years and 6 months of age of the first April 1 after retiring.

Employees who are not 5% owners choosing to work beyond 70 years and 6 months may transfer funds from a company to an IRA. There are a few guidelines, though, when it comes to deferring retirement plan payouts.

When it comes to deferring taxes, indexed universal life insurance plans are great plans to look forward to.

 

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Anyone with an IRA plan can request that distribution be postponed for a year. Plan holders, however, should not assume that the amount they will receive is based on the amount in plan from the year before.

Barry Bulakites is the president of Table Bay Financial Network. He has extensive experience in the field of financial services. For more on how to keep finances in check, follow this Twitter page.