How to Make the Most Out of Retirement

While there may have been a time when people looked to their employers and Social Security to finance their retirement, those days are long gone. The reality today is that to enjoy a comfortable retirement, not to mention the ability to provide for your loved ones and ensure your legacy, you should have an adequately funded, well-designed retirement plan.

We can help you develop such a plan, by “stretching and protecting” your wealth. What do we mean by this? “Stretching” refers to maximizing income tax deferral and wealth accumulation while minimizing tax liability. “Protecting” involves minimizing the threats posed by creditors or predators. As an experienced estate planning law firm, we can evaluate all options for minimizing tax liability and the erosion of savings that results from paying too much in taxes. We can also utilize a range of tools for reducing taxes in your golden years, including taxes on Social Security benefits, and may even be able to show you how to enjoy a tax-free retirement.

As is the case with estate planning in general, the earlier you begin to plan for retirement, the more options you will have. Call us today to learn more about creating an effective retirement plan.

Author Bio

Julianna Malis is the Founder and Managing Partner of Santa Barbara Estate Planning & Elder Law, a Santa Barbara estate planning law firm she founded in 2014. With more than 25 years of experience practicing law, she has dedicated her career to representing clients in a wide range of legal matters, including estate planning, elder law, Medicaid and Medicare planning, probate, and other estate planning areas.

Julianna received her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific — McGeorge School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar Association.

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