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Starting Fresh After Divorce? The Checklist You Need to Move Forward

Divorce can be incredibly difficult, especially if your ex-partner handled all the major financial decisions. And if your divorce is finalized, you may be wondering what comes next. It’s perfectly okay to feel a sense of relief now that the emotional roller coaster is behind you. However, as you step into the beginning of your next life chapter, there are still some important things to address.

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5 Strategies for an Accelerated Inheritance

As parents, we love giving gifts to our children. One of the best parts of Christmas for adults is seeing the joy and delight on our kids’ faces when they open their presents. Now that you are nearing or are in retirement, you have worked hard to provide for your children and want to continue doing so as they navigate adulthood and their own parenting journey. This is why many parents are wondering if a traditional inheritance still makes sense. Is it necessary to wait until you pass away to share your wealth with your kids? In this article, we look at some accelerated inheritance strategies and what you should consider before deciding if now is the right time to give your kids money.

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Empowering Divorcees: 3 Financial Success Stories

Financially, divorce can be particularly challenging for women. Obstacles like career interruptions, asset distribution, and increased expenses can make divorce proceedings feel overwhelming.

At Infiniti Wealth Management, we’re dedicated to supporting women empathetically during life-changing events like divorce. Although we’re experienced, knowledgeable wealth managers, we do recognize how important it is to honor the unique perspectives of women and the obstacles they face.

Let’s take a look at the individual cases of three divorced female clients who benefited from our financial services designed to help women in transition.

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Financial Planning for Single Women: Moving from We to Me

The truth is that, typically, women fare worse financially after a breakup. This is especially true for women who have substantial assets, joint accounts, or care for children. That’s why financial planning for single women is so crucial to helping them move forward successfully.

Infiniti Wealth Management is committed to compassionately assisting women during pivotal moments in their lives. Despite my proficiency in simplifying financial intricacies, I acknowledge the significance of respecting the unique journeys of women and the diverse challenges they encounter.

Please join me as we explore essential factors to consider with your financial advisor during a transition.

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The True Price Tag of Putting Off Financial Planning

Have you ever come across the saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”? This question is particularly true for your finances. Many people struggle to know where to begin the process, and organizing their finances can often feel daunting. We understand.

However, just because it feels complex or confusing doesn’t mean it should be brushed aside. Postponing financial planning can result in big costs—in terms of time, effort, and finances. If you’ve been delaying creating a financial plan, you might be losing out on potential savings. Explore these five reasons why it’s important to stop avoiding a plan and take action for your future today.

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Navigating the Shift: Moving Toward Retirement Decumulation

Throughout life, most of us spend the majority of our time concentrating on gathering money, possessions, and experiences. But as we age and move closer to retirement, it’s important to become aware of the transition called decumulation. Decumulation is the process of carefully spending your assets in order to maintain your lifestyle in retirement, and it’s a bit more complicated than the accumulation phase.

During accumulation, the goal is to save and invest wisely over time, which seems pretty straightforward. But decumulation adds complexity and involves carefully spending your saved money in a way without depleting your funds.

For many of our hardworking clients, the transition to the decumulation phase can be intimidating. Despite having a large savings fund, the idea of no longer receiving a regular paycheck can cause stress and anxiety. We often reassure them that with careful planning and spending at an acceptable level, they’ll be okay—and we’ll be guiding them every step of the way. In this article, I discuss 7 traps and pitfalls to avoid in the decumulation phase so you can experience a comfortable, carefree retirement.

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Social Security Claiming Strategies for Single, Divorced & Widowed Women

At this point in history, it’s widely acknowledged that women consistently experience greater retirement challenges than men. Despite more women participating in the workforce, their average benefits tend to be lower than those of men due to the persistent gender pay gap. Additionally, the increase in divorce and decline in marriage rates means fewer women have the opportunity to claim spouse’s and survivor benefits, which can have a significant impact on their overall financial well-being during retirement.

An important part of your financial picture includes claiming Social Security retirement benefits. To understand your options and overcome the above barriers, keep in mind the following key points when planning to apply for Social Security benefits.

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Happy Thanksgiving: Here’s What We’re Grateful For

As we gather around the table with friends and family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we at Infiniti Wealth Management want to reflect on the many blessings that enrich our lives. While gratitude is a sentiment we carry in our hearts year-round, this special holiday offers a moment to pause and express our thankfulness for the people and opportunities that have shaped our journey.

For us, as financial advisors, Thanksgiving is not only a time for personal reflection but also an occasion to share the gratitude that fills our hearts and explain why we are thankful for the profound impact that both our clients and our profession have had on our lives.

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Are You in the Retirement Red Zone?

Whether you find retirement sneaking up on you, or you’ve always banked on retiring early, retirement can sneak up on even the most diligent savers. In today’s uncertain economic times, it might leave you wondering if you’ve done enough to safeguard your financial future. If you’re five to 10 years away from retirement and questioning whether your savings will withstand the challenges of inflation, long-term care costs, healthcare expenses, and more…you’re not alone.

Let’s explore the critical considerations for those who might be unprepared for retirement’s financial hurdles, and move toward a comfortable and worry-free journey into your golden years.

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The Best Time to Invest Was Yesterday: Timing the Market

Timing the market is an exceptionally challenging (if not entirely impossible) feat. Average investors consistently trail behind market indices, and even seasoned professional fund managers often find themselves falling short of their respective benchmarks. Both ordinary investors and professional fund managers have a difficult time pinpointing exactly when to make decisions about buying or selling securities. It proves to be a complex and nearly futile endeavor to accomplish consistently over an extended period of time. In this article, we’ll explain why and what you can try instead.

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