Give the Gift of Financial Wellness to Future Generations

Give the Gift of Financial Wellness to Future Generations Hilltop Wealth Solutions

As you work your way towards retirement, chances are you have had to make a lot of financial decisions. It’s likely you have made a few misjudgments, such as splurging on frivolous items in your twenties or choosing a less-than-ideal payment plan for your car loan or mortgage. However, through your journey, you have gained […]

The Economy Threw a Curveball at Retirees in 2022

The Economy Threw a Curveball at Retirees in 2022 Hilltop Wealth Solutions

The economy in 2022 posed difficulties for a lot of people, and retirees have had it even harder. The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the aftermath of the pandemic on the economy, as well as the increase in inflation and interest rates, have been felt globally. As we start off a new year, it is […]

59.5 Brings Half Birthdays Back into Style!

59.5 Brings Half Birthdays Back into Style! Hilltop Wealth Solutions

Turning sixty is an energizing experience. It not only carries with it more knowledge and anticipation for a new time of life, but it also presents vital money choices that can influence your life in retirement. On the off chance that you are arriving at 59.5 this year, you will be qualified to pull from […]

An Update on the Crypto Industry

An Update on the Crypto Industry Hilltop Wealth Solutions

In 2022, the crypto industry was shaken by as capital fled the crypto markets as inflation emerged and the economic recession ensued. Shady and even fraudulent activities were uncovered at some of the most established companies. Cryptocurrencies that were once considered by some as somewhat stable collapsed as a result. So, what is going on […]

Approaching Income and Net Worth Differently in Retirement

Approaching Income and Net Worth Differently in Retirement Hilltop Wealth Solutions

Your daily routine, from tying your tie in the morning to loosening it when you get home, has probably been done for most of your life. When you retire, your daily routine and your financial routine will shift as well. Your saving and wealth accumulation strategy was in place in your working years. But in […]

2 Reasons 2022 Challenged the 60/40 Portfolio Allocation Strategy

2 Reasons 2022 Challenged the 60/40 Portfolio Allocation Strategy

The 60/40 allocation strategy is frequently recommended when beginning your investing journey. With 60% of your portfolio in equities and 40% in bonds or other fixed-income investments, this approach has traditionally provided a balanced benefit, with high growth potential from stocks and a safety net from bonds.[1] The assumption was that stock and bond markets would […]

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Your Retirement Plan

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Your Retirement Plan Hilltop Wealth Solutions

The economy in 2022 has set multiple records, first with the highest inflation rate in 40 years, and now with the highest federal reserve interest rates since 2008.[1] The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates six times in 2022, reaching a total of 3.75% in November to curb rampant inflation.[2] Higher interest rates should […]

Index and Mutual Funds – Key Differences

Index and Mutual Funds – Key Differences Hilltop Wealth Solutions

While an index fund and a mutual fund may appear identical on the surface, there are numerous key differences between them that might be vital to your retirement portfolio. Both index funds and mutual funds diversify assets, and they are typically invested in a basket of stocks that aims to meet certain investment goals. Overview […]

Volunteer Day At Hilltop

On November 15th, the Hilltop Team and their clients volunteered their time at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, packing 675 boxes of food that will go to families in need within our communities.

Know This End-of-Year Roth IRA Strategy!

Know This End-of-Year Roth IRA Strategy! Hilltop Wealth Solutions

One way or another, Individual Retirement Accounts will be involved in retirement planning these days. Whether you want to roll over a 401(k), time your withdrawals optimally, or make catch-up contributions, your IRA strategy may be one of the key components of your income strategy. However, there is a little-known timing strategy to get more […]