Budgeting Invest Women

Taxes, market volatility and your retirement

When discussing retirement plans with my clients, I always discuss taxes. Taxes can make a huge difference in your income during your retirement years. I believe my clients need to develop retirement strategies that address taxation, while providing sources of supplemental retirement income. Here are some of the specific topics I discuss with my clients.

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BudgetingManage Debt Women

Get debt-free….or plan for retirement?

One of the most debated financial questions of modern times is whether you should prioritize paying off your home mortgage over planning for your retirement. The answer to that question often is rooted in emotion more than sound financial wisdom. Emotion embraces the dream of a retirement with no debt, great health, and doing whatever you want whenever you want. However, for the vast majority of Americans, this will not be their reality. Sound financial wisdom says that before blindly adhering to the mantra of paying off your home mortgage as quickly as possible, you should examine your situation to see if it really makes financial sense for you.

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Gift giving doesn’t have to cause money stress

What comes to mind when you recall holidays gone by? Do you have sweet memories of time spent with friends and family, or unpleasant memories of family and gift-buying stress- along with debt to start the new year? I can't eliminate the stress caused by 2020 or relatives, but I can provide a few financial tips to help prevent debt remorse in 2021.

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Life Planning

The truth about annuities

One of the few things people know about Social Security is that contribution is mandatory, and when they get old enough to retire, they will receive a certain amount of money per month as long as they live. An annuity has some similarities; when properly designed, it can provide guaranteed income in retirement and help reduce the risk of running out of money.

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Busting home mortgage myths

I’ve already explained the differences between wise and unwise debt. Now, I want to talk more about debt — specifically home mortgages. Let’s discuss two beliefs about a home mortgage that could be detrimental to your financial health.

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Kathy P. Rogers

Life Planner

“The process of planning for the unexpected begins with a conversation. I want to get to know you – your dreams, your goals, your passions. I want to know what makes you who you are. My goal is to listen, then help you design a plan that aligns with all these things as well as your budget.”

Marston Rogers Group

Kathy Rogers is owner and VP of Marston Rogers Group, a financial services and life insurance business. As a Life Planner, her passion is to help individuals and businesses review where they are, then help them design and implement life and retirement plans as well as business exit strategies. Through proper planning and execution, the financial anxiety surrounding life goals and retirement can be greatly reduced.