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Brian Bristow

Brian Bristow is the program manager and financial advisor with MEMBERS Financial Services located at VSECU

By: Brian Bristow

January 23rd, 2019

How to Start Investing on a Low Budget

Investing in the Future

It’s a new year—the best time of year to set resolutions and goals. If you don’t have savings or are living on a low budget, the idea of setting an investment goal might feel uncomfortable, but remember that discomfort often comes with growth. This is the time to challenge yourself to not just survive the year financially, but to come out ahead in the end. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, this is possible. Here’s how.

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By: Brian Bristow

January 9th, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Roth IRA Conversions

Investing in the Future | Saving and Budgeting

If you have money in a traditional IRA, it is worthwhile to think about converting it to a Roth IRA. Not all people will benefit from Roth IRA conversions, but it’s good to consider the pros and cons to determine the best option for you. Here’s what you need to know.

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By: Brian Bristow

December 20th, 2017

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits to Rise in 2018

Investing in the Future | Saving and Budgeting

Thanks to inflation, the federal government has increased the annual contribution limits and phase-out ranges on some of the most popular qualified retirement plans. This is a great shift, allowing you to save more in your workplace retirement account in 2018.

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By: Brian Bristow

November 14th, 2017

Should You Keep Working after Retirement?

Investing in the Future | Saving and Budgeting

There are many reasons why working after retirement might appeal to you. You may want to keep your mind active or stay socially active. You may just need more money to support your lifestyle. Either way, post-retirement work can affect your Social Security benefits. So, if you’re thinking of retiring soon or are already retired, here’s what you need to know before you settle into another job.

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