Northington Blog


Deciding What to Do with Your 401(k) Plan When You Change Jobs

Generally, the best way to roll over funds is to have your 401(k) plan directly transfer your funds to your new employer’s retirement plan or to an IRA you’ve established

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A Woman’s Guide to Health Care in Retirement

It’s particularly important for women to factor in the cost of health care, including long-term care, as part of their retirement plan.

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Outlook 2013

In 2013, many different forces will combine to influence the direction of the markets to follow the path of least resistance leading to modest single-digit returns in the U.S. stock and bond markets.

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Natural Disaster Planning for Small Businesses

Evaluate possible natural disasters that may affect your small business. Determine the probability of a disaster occurring and its likely impact. Some natural disaster risks to consider might include hurricanes, tornadoes, straight-line winds, thunderstorms, lightning, snow and ice storms, avalanches, extreme temperatures, flooding, drought, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, mudslides, sinkholes, and wildfires.

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Financial Tips for Unmarried Couples

One of the first financial decisions you’ll have to make as an unmarried couple is whether you should handle your finances separately or together

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Ways Parents Can Help Their Boomerang Kids

If your adult children can’t afford to live on their own, establish ground rules for moving back home, including general house rules, how long they plan to (or can) stay, and how they can contribute to the household in terms of rent and chores

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Changing, The Financial Divorce Paradigm

The advice I would give anyone walking down this path or considering divorce is to get educated

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How Women Are Different from Men, Financially Speaking

The good news is that women today have never been in a better position to achieve financial security for themselves and their families.

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Speculating on the Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Congress could enact estate tax reform. Many believe that permanent and comprehensive estate tax reform is needed. However, the political landscape is probably not currently amenable to this option.

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New 401(k) Plan Disclosure Rules

As self-directed plans have grown more popular, the DOL has become increasingly concerned that participants might not have access to, or might not be considering, information critical to making informed decisions about the management of their accounts–particularly information about investment choices, fees, and expenses.

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