2016 Contribution Limits

Looking forward for 2016 contributions, the limits have stayed the same. A very good practice is to contribute enough of your salary to receive at least the employer match. Also, pay raises often present an easy opportunity to increase your…

Mike Eklund Becomes NAPFA Approved Fee-Only Planner

Mike Eklund of Financial Symmetry, Inc. in Raleigh, NC has been  accepted  for membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVISORS (NAPFA) . With  membership, Eklund becomes affiliated with an organization of more than 2,400 of  the most‐qualified financial advisors in the nation…

4 Ways to Go Broke in Retirement

A recent article featured on Yahoo! Finance discusses 4 ways to go broke in retirement. Many American’s may feel ready for retirement emotionally, but may not be financially. Here are 4 ways that you can go broke in retirement: Saving…

Holiday Scams to Avoid

This time of year is very common for scams and identity theft to occur. A recent article by USA Today, discusses 6 holiday scams to be aware of that are associated with the following: Computer hacks and card processors of…

Account Consolidation

A recent article on Yahoo! Finance lists four retirement regrets and costly mistakes that you should avoid. One of these mistakes is having too many accounts. ‘The most I’ve seen is 16 different retirement accounts at different institutions. It becomes…