Your financial journey begins with a plan.


Four tips for downsizing in retirement

Moving to a smaller home in retirement – or downsizing – could be a savvy financial move if you haven't reached your retirement savings goals. Learn more from Waddell & Reed Insights.

Wealth due to inheritance

If you're the beneficiary of a large inheritance, you may find yourself suddenly wealthy. Even if you expected the inheritance, you may be surprised by the size of the bequest or the diverse assets you've inherited. You'll need to evaluate your new financial position, learn to manage your sizable assets, and consider the tax consequences of your inheritance, among other issues.

Five things to know about 529 plans

It doesn’t matter if your child is still learning to count or deriving equations with ease, there’s no better time to get started saving for his or her college education than right now.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: 529 Plans Expanded

The recent tax reform may affect your plans to save for college. Learn how a new definition of “qualified education expenses” changes what education costs a 529 plan can cover.

Is a nursing home the only option for long-term care?

People often think nursing homes are the only choice when it comes to long-term care, but that’s not true. Discover some long-term care options you may not have considered – or heard of.

IRA and Retirement Plan Limits for 2018

The maximum amount you can contribute to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA in 2018 is $5,500 (or 100% of your earned income, if less), unchanged from 2017.

Ten year-end tax tips for 2017

Tax season starts now. Here are 10 things to consider doing before December 31, 2017 to prepare for April 17, 2018.

The giving season: Six tips for making smart and effective charitable donations this holiday season

The holidays are a popular time for charitable donations. With so many charities to choose from, it's more important than ever to ensure that your donation is well spent.

The maximum 401(k) contribution is going up

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it is increasing the amount you can contribute to your workplace retirement plan. The contribution limit for retirement savings accounts, including 401(k), 403(b) and the majority of 457 plans, has increased to $18,500 from $18,000.

No kids, no plan? Bad idea.

Often, financial planning – especially estate planning – is focused on children and heirs. But if you have no children, your financial planning needs are different from families with children. What have you and your partner potentially overlooked?

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