Deciding Which Oregon PERS Pension Benefit is Right for You

Deciding Which Oregon PERS Pension Benefit is Right for You Understanding Your Oregon PERS Pension Benefit As an Oregon public employee nearing retirement, understanding your Oregon PERS pension benefit options is crucial for effective retirement planning. In this blog, I will help you navigate the various pension options, ensuring you make informed decisions about your…

How to Complete the Oregon PERS Retirement Application – OPSRP Members

The Oregon PERS Retirement Application for OPSRP Members Navigating the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) can be complex. it’s common for clients to reach out once they receive the thick manila envelope and ask for help. In this guide, we’ll break down the Oregon PERS Retirement Application for OPSRP Members step by step to…

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What Happens to Your Tax Liability With Proper Financial Planning?

What Happens to Your Tax Liability With Proper Financial Planning? When we think about managing our finances, it’s impossible to ignore the impact of taxes. Taxes are integral to our financial lives, affecting everything from our income and investments to estate planning and retirement. The decisions we make in our financial planning have direct consequences…

How to Read Your Oregon PERS Statement – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Read Your Oregon PERS Statement – A Step-by-Step Guide The Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (Oregon PERS) is the retirement program for all Oregon’s public service employees. Unlike other states, which have individual pension programs for various professions (one for nurses, one for teachers, one for police/fire, etc.), Oregon has just one pension…

Cash Flow Plan – How To Create One

In our video “First Step Cash Management: Simplify and Automate Your Finances” you’ll learn about a cash flow plan called First Step, which aims to help individuals align their spending, saving, and investing with their values and goals. Why First Step Cash Management We start by emphasizing the importance of knowing where our money goes…

Can I Appeal Medicare Surcharges?

Planning for Medicare and adequate healthcare coverage is central to retirement planning. Often, unknown Medicare surcharges lurk for those over certain income thresholds. This post discusses those fees, thresholds, and your options for reducing them. What is a Medicare Surcharge? Medicare surcharges (also known as income-related monthly adjustment amount or IRMAA) increase the premiums paid…

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The Power of Thinking About Retirement

Individuals and retirement planning experts alike are recognizing that a successful and satisfying retirement experience depends on more than a healthy nest egg. In fact, retirement should be thought of as a major life transition that deserves thought and preparation in all areas of life. (I like to provide you with a few options for…