You wake up one day and it dawns on you, that somehow “You are your parents retirement fund”. In this guest post on Retirement Daily, I discuss some practical steps that will allow you to emerge unscathed on the other side.
Family dynamics, as well as the stage your parents are in on their retirement journey, will determine what’s practical in your situation.
The solutions may be the same, but foreign-born individuals are likely to have a different outlook. So I delve into the implications and expectations of that as well.
Over communicating and lots of kindness will be key to getting through the situation.
If this is you, take a deep breath – all is not lost. There are a lot of practical ideas, including government programs that you may be able to tap into. At the end of the day, you want to help your family, and you’ll probably be able to, but don’t ignore your retirement savings, which is key.
Here is a link to the full article You Are Your Parents Retirement Fund – Now What?
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If On A Work Visa, Should I Invest In 401k And Other Special Accounts?
One of the questions I get all the time is how to invest in the US stock market using special accounts like Roth IRAs, HSAs, 401ks, 529, etc. on an H-1B or other work visa (L-1, O-1, H1B1, TN, and E3)
This is keeping in mind that work visas are by nature temporary non-immigrant visas and technically the holder is expected to depart the US after the work assignment.
The post is a summary of a more in-depth technical, nerdy paper written for advisors on the Nerds Eye View Blog by Michael Kitces.
You Know What My Mother Taught Me About Money?
My mother grew up in a very male-dominated society, where girls had to do extra to make it. She wanted her girls to have a better shot at this thing called life than she did. To accomplish this she embarked on a lot of life lessons, especially on money matters.
In this post, I discuss the three money lessons she taught us, in honor of Mother’s Day.
Unique Financial Planning Strategies For Immigrants & Foreign Nationals
What financial planning strategies do you need if you are foreign-born (immigrant) or a foreign national?”
If you are one of the 45 million foreign-born individuals now calling the US home, you have specific financial planning needs that go beyond what a traditional financial planner offers.
Read on for strategies that will allow you to maximize your US resources and your worldwide assets while staying tax compliant.