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Hunter Kuffel

Savings, Retirement and Investing Expert

Hunter Kuffel is a personal finance writer with expertise in savings, retirement and investing. Hunter is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance® (CEPF®) and a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in New York City.

Posts by Hunter Kuffel:

by Hunter Kuffel Oct 31, 2018

When it comes to estate planning and making preparations for the end of your life, you may benefit a great deal from creating an advance directive. If you live in Oregon and you’re considering creating an advance directive for yourself, this guide will walk you through the basics of what it is, how to create it and if it’s right for you. Talking with a financial advisor can do a lot to ease the process of preparing for the end of your life. SmartAsset’s financial advisor matching tool can pair you with up to three financial advisors in your area. All you have to do is fill out a short survey. Your advisor can help you sort out your general finances, plan your estate and prepare for all the possibilities that may arise. Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Oct 31, 2018

An advance directive is an important document to consider when making plans for your estate and the medical unknown. If you live in Arizona and you’re wondering if an advance directive is something you should draft up, this guide will help you understand what advanced directives are, how to make one and if it’s something you need. When it comes to making plans for the end of your life, talking with a financial advisor can do a lot to make the process easier. SmartAsset’s financial advisor matching tool can pair you with up to three financial advisors in your area. All you have to do is fill out a short survey. Your advisor can help you sort out your general finances, plan your estate and prepare for all the possibilities that may arise. Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Oct 30, 2018

An advance directive can be a crucial document when assembling your estate planning strategy. If you live in Maryland and you’re wondering if an advance directive is something you should draft up, this guide will help you understand what advanced directives are, how to make one and if it’s something you need. Talking with a financial advisor can do a lot to ease the process of preparing for the end of your life. SmartAsset’s financial advisor matching tool can pair you with up to three financial advisors in your area. All you have to do is fill out a short survey. Your advisor can help you sort out your general finances, plan your estate and prepare for all the possibilities that may arise. Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jul 23, 2019

When it comes to estate planning and making plans for the medical unknown, an advance directive can be extremely important. If you live in Ohio and you’re considering drafting up an advance directive… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Dec 21, 2018

When it comes to estate planning and making arrangements for the medical unknown, an advance directive can be extremely important. If you live in Oklahoma and you’re wondering if an advance directive… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Oct 25, 2018

An advance directive can be a crucial document when assembling your estate planning strategy. If you live in Virginia and you’re considering creating an advance directive for yourself, this guide… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Oct 25, 2018

When it comes to estate planning and making plans for the medical unknown, an advance directive can be extremely significant. If you live in Georgia and you’re considering creating an advance… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jul 24, 2019

Advance directives are legal documents that serve as crucial pillars in both estate planning and preparations for potential medical complications. If you live in Colorado and you’re considering… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jul 23, 2019

When it comes to estate planning and making preparations for the end of your life, you may benefit a great deal from creating an advance directive. If you live in New Jersey and you’re considering… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jul 24, 2019

When it comes to estate planning and making plans for the medical unknown, an advance directive can be extremely significant. If you live in Texas and you’re wondering if an advance directive is… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Oct 25, 2018

An advance directive is an important document to consider when making plans for your estate and the medical unknown. If you live in Florida and you’re considering creating an advance directive for… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jul 24, 2019

An advance directive can be a crucial document when it comes to estate planning and preparing yourself for potential medical complications. If you live in California and you’re considering creating… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Oct 17, 2018

Pennsylvania is filled with great places to retire. All 10 of the communities on this list perform well nationally as well. Only Florida and Oregon have 10 communities that all rank higher in our… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jan 02, 2019

If your dream retirement involves small town living and wide open spaces, then you may be very interested in a Wyoming retirement. The ten communities listed below are our best places to retire in… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Nov 30, 2018

If you’re looking to spend retirement abroad and strengthen both your faith and your Jewish identity, then you may want to retire in Israel. Moving to Israel is generally referred to as “making… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Nov 30, 2018

Many Americans are looking to spend their post-work lives abroad these days, and Switzerland is an attractive destination for a number of reasons. While it may not be as exotic as somewhere like… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jan 08, 2019

Many retirees are traveling abroad to live out their post-work lives these days, and the island of Iceland is becoming an increasingly popular locale. While it’s not as cost-effective as somewhere… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Sep 28, 2018

Everyone has heard of Social Security, and everyone knows the basic concept. If you pay into it while you work, then you benefit from it when you retire. However, there are some lesser known features… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Nov 12, 2018

Gold can be an attractive investment for those who wish to protect themselves from the volatility paper currency and stocks experience. However, the process of acquiring gold is a bit more opaque… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Dec 12, 2019

Looking to invest in your child’s future or teach him or her about the power of compound interest? A great way to do so is through a custodial account. With a custodial account, you can transfer… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jul 25, 2019

If you’ve ever filed your tax returns on your own, you know that it can be a complicated process, especially if you’re itemizing deductions. That’s why many people turn to tax preparers or financial… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jan 13, 2020

The Social Security tax is one reason your take-home pay is less than your income. The tax of 6.2% (on income up to $132,900) is deducted from your pay and appears on your paycheck stub either as… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Dec 21, 2018

The New Hampshire retirement system is fairly straightforward. Members are split into two broad categorizations, and a large majority is in the first category. Since your pension benefits will likely… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Dec 13, 2019

The Washington Retirement System, managed by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS), is a somewhat sprawling collection of retirement plans. While all systems are primarily defined benefit plans,… Read more

by Hunter Kuffel Jul 31, 2018

The Tennessee Retirement System, known also as RetireReadyTN, is one of the best-run state retirement systems in the country. Employees are split into a few intuitive categories, and understanding… Read more