Do you really want to risk facing these potential outcomes? Saving for retirement may seem a thankless task. But you may be thanking yourself later. Putting away a percentage of one’s income, money that could be used for any number of bills or luxuries, is a sacrifice made in the present in order to avoid a larger trouble down the road.
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What designations let you know that a financial professional will abide by this rule? This year, the Department of Labor intends to introduce a new rule regarding retirement plan accounts, with full implementation envisioned by 2018. Under this new rule, financial professionals who consult retirement savers will be held to a fiduciary standard of care. In other words, they will have an ethical and legal obligation to always act in a client’s best interest.
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GCSB Investment Center originated in 2002 to provide investment and retirement products to clients interested in exploring their financial options and meeting their financial goals. Through IBA Securities, a division of Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp, we offer a wide variety of products including individual, retirement and corporate investment accounts. Whether planning for retirement, a child’s upcoming college tuition or to review your current investment strategy, now is a great time to sit down with our Financial Advisor. We will review your portfolio and make recommendations at no cost and with no obligation.
Comprehensive financial planning is also available which takes into consideration your entire financial picture – income, expenses, savings, retirement age, debt, college planning, estate planning, taxes, etc. – as well as your retirement goals like a second home, the ability to travel or possibly early retirement. This plan is reviewed annually and recommendations are made based on your changing financial picture and market conditions.
We know managing your investment portfolio can be overwhelming and frustrating, particularly if you have accounts with multiple companies or advisors. We often work with clients who have left a 401(k) or other retirement-type investment with a previous employer’s retirement plan because they didn’t want to deal with the perceived hassle of transferring the account. These types of transactions also have complex tax rules and can lead to potential adverse tax consequences if handled incorrectly.
GCSB Investment Center can help you consolidate your accounts and manage your portfolio with more intention and a solid strategy tailored to your specific needs. With our expertise, we will help you initiate the rollovers and transfers, assist you with the paperwork and work with you to streamline your reports. The result? You have more time to enjoy doing what you do, while we use our expertise to help manage your hard-earned investment dollars.
We offer a wide range of products and services for most of your investment needs.