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5 Signs Your Financial Future Is Dire

This article was quoted on UsNews.com by Geoff Williams. Click the link below to view this article in its entirety:


5 Signs Your Financial Future is Dire


- Joseph Carpenito's Featured Quote:


You've raided your retirement account. If you've tapped into your retirement account, that's a big clue you may encounter financial trouble down the road. "I see many people make the same mistake, which I feel is a precursor for a future financial disaster," says Joseph Carpenito, a financial advisor in Boca Raton, Florida, at Raymond James Financial Services. Carpenito says he often will see clients with a 401(k) plan taking money out of their account in the form of a cash distribution.


"Most of these individuals are under 59 1/2 years old, and even after explaining the penalties and tax implications of taking an early cash distribution, I hear the same excuse: 'Well, it's only a couple thousand dollars.'


"Although now it only seems like a couple thousand dollars, investors are giving up growth and compounding interest potential, which over a long time horizon could be the equivalent of having hundreds of thousands of dollars less in retirement," Carpenito says.



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