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The New Definition of Retirement Includes… Working?

For those who find meaning and personal satisfaction in their careers, the prospect of exiting the workforce and "enjoying their retirement" can leave them… uninspired. That's why more and more people are forsaking the traditional definition of retirement for one that includes working – on their terms.

Calendar Icon Planning Calendar

OCTOBER
  • Most employers hold benefit open enrollment in the fall. Review how your needs may have changed since last year.
OCTOBER 1
  • First date to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019–2020 school year.
OCTOBER 15 – DECEMBER 7
  • Annual election period for making changes to Medicare or Medicare Advantage coverage.
OCTOBER 15
  • Final extended due date for filing 2017 income tax returns.
  • Last day to recharacterize a Roth IRA conversion done in 2017.
  • Deadline for self-employed persons or small employers to establish a SIMPLE IRA for 2018.
NOVEMBER 30
  • Last day to buy a security and recognize a loss on the sale of a substantially identical security by the end of the year. (Sale must occur December 31.)
DECEMBER 31
  • Deadline for taking required minimum distributions from retirements plans for 2018 (extended to April 1 2019, if 2018 is your first year taking RMDs).
  • Deadline for establishing most employee retirement and profit-sharing plans.

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