Whether you’re saving, investing, spending, bequeathing or receiving wealth, there’s scarcely a move you can make without considering how taxes might influence the outcome. No wonder people get nervous when there’s lots of talk about higher taxes, but little certainty on what may come of it, and who it might affect.
When employees think about what it means to have enough money to retire, more than likely they are unsure how to translate their lifetime savings into income. For their entire working life, these employees receive regular paychecks; from this income, they generally construct a budget to cover their basic expenses.
By Jenny Anderson - March 12, 2019
On a blustery March day five years ago, I locked arms with my mother and walked into a church in Maplewood, New Jersey to bury my brother. Bagpipes played “Amazing Grace.” I remember shivering and worrying: that my dad would slip, my mom would collapse, and that I would botch the eulogy.