How much attention do you pay to this factor? Will you pay higher taxes in retirement? Do you have a lot of money in a 401(k) or a traditional IRA? If so, you may receive significant retirement income. Those income distributions, however, will be taxed at the usual rate. If you have saved and invested well, you may end up retiring at your current marginal tax rate or even a higher one.
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Do You Worry About Your Investment Safety?
March 6, 2014
Volatile markets, political headlines, economic indicators - does the 24/7 news cycle have you wondering about the safety of your investments? Today, we have incredible access to up-to-the-minute information through the 24/7 news cycles via the Internet and social media channels as well as traditional broadcast and print outlets. As consumers, it can be alarming and overwhelming to decide how all this information affects our investments. If you are concerned about market volatility, there are many investments that may provide income not directly or singularly tied to the stock market. Some options may include:
- Individual Bonds and Bond Funds
- Insurance Products
- Sector Specific Investments: This can allow you to participate in companies only in a specific industry or sector rather than the overall market. These could include markets like energy, technology, healthcare, telecom, industrials, consumer staples, financials and utilities.
- Socially responsible investing: This can allow you to choose investment products that invest in – or avoid investing in – social, environmental, health, international or ecological causes or concerns in which you believe.
- Balanced Investment Funds: These investments can hold stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate and other investments together within one specific investment to provide diversity.
For more information on these options, contact GCSB Investment Center today.