Kevin McKanna, CFP, CHFC, APMA

Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

What are your dreams and goals for retirement? I can help you achieve them with our exclusive Confident Retirement® approach. It all starts with a personalized conversation, where we'll discuss retirement needs - covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected, and leaving a legacy. By breaking retirement down into doable steps, we can help take the uncertainty out of planning for your financial future. Kevin S McKanna is licensed and registered to conduct business in FL. Based on licenses and registrations I hold, I may also conduct business in LA, GA, AZ, CA, VA, TX. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. is a broker-dealer and member of FINRA. Comments and "likes" should not be considered representative of client experiences, or indicative of future performance or success. While I appreciate the support of my clients, I cannot accept Recommendations or Endorsements due to Investment Advisers Act of 1940 rules which prohibit me from publishing a testimonial of any kind concerning the investment advice, analysis, reporting or other services I provide. For your privacy, please don’t post account or service-related information on this page. Instead, contact me directly. Please visit for more important disclosures and information.

Early retirement tax strategies

Some retirees have unique tax-saving opportunities before they turn age 70 ½. Learn why and five specific actions to help preserve income. If you’re in the early stages of retirement, the new 2018 tax changes may benefit you. Learn about retirement tax planning strategies to reduce your tax bill.

The Estate Planning Gift To Give Your Millennial Children In 2019

Sixty-seven percent of people over age 50 want to use their wealth to invest in their children or grandchildren. One option to consider is helping preserve their legacy through an estate planning gift. One thing driving Boomers crazy is their children’s estate planning – or lack thereof. What can they do to ensure their children do the right thing when it comes to estate planning? Make a gift of estate planning.

How to wean grown kids off your payroll, freeing up more retirement cash

Sixty-one percent of parents with at least one adult child over 18 said they gave them financial help. Learn what you could do to help them gain financial independence. Empty nesters can free up a lot of cash for themselves and their retirement investments once they get their kids settled and stop paying their bills.

6 Economic Indicators to Understand

To help understand the overall health of the economy, pay attention to these key financial market indicators. If you're worried about the health of the economy, look at these important metrics.

Fears of housing downturn may be overblown

Home builder confidence spiked last month thanks to a drop in interest rates. That could be good news if you’re planning to move this year. The housing market is flashing signs of a bounce back in 2019.

Recession or bear market in 2019? What could happen with stock market, economy next year

The economy remains in a growth mode, and the long bullish trend for the stock market still appears intact. But for how long? The investment story lines for 2019 will be dominated by indicators pointing to a possible recession and the end of the long bull market in stocks.

Tips on choosing health insurance during open enrollment

Picking the right level of health coverage can be one of your most complex open enrollment decisions. Use these tips to help you decide and contact me if you’d like to review together. Here are some considerations for evaluating your health care insurance needs for next year.

Market Update

While market volatility may increase as the mid-terms approach, election outcomes are unlikely to materially change the investment landscape. The approaching mid-term elections have captured the public’s attention. Voter choices can impact the markets but not how you might think.

Have We Reached a Tipping Point? | Ameriprise Newsroom

Equity prices are likely to come under pressure as bonds become more attractive, according to our Chief Market Strategist David Joy. Treasury securities surged higher last week in response to a round of solid economic reports and comments by Fed officials about the future path of interest rates.

The S&P 500 Index makes a big change

Upcoming changes to the S&P 500 Index are considered significant by investment experts. Here’s what to know about the transformation. Big changes are coming to the S&P 500 at the end of September. Find out which S&P 500 sectors will be affected and what this means for investors.

Recession indicators: What may be next

The highs and lows of this year's market have elevated recession concerns, causing investors to watch for signs of the next major downturn. After years of economic expansion, investors are wondering about the next recession. Gain insight into whether recession indicators point to a coming recession.

Market Update

U.S. markets face several risks, yet markets are once again trending upward. Are investors too optimistic? U.S. markets face several risks, yet markets are once again trending upward. Are investors too optimistic?

What's next for the tech industry?

Many investors remember the explosive growth of internet startups in the late 1990s. Nearly 20 years later, we’ve entered a new age of innovation and growth in the technology sector. The technology sector has seen positive returns in 2018. Will this trend continue, or are we headed for another bubble?

Market Update

S&P 500 earnings reports confirmed the strength of corporate fundamentals as the market nears all-time highs. S&P 500 earnings reports confirmed the strength of corporate fundamentals as the market nears all-time highs.

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? | Ameriprise Newsroom

Stocks rose despite China-specific tariffs going into effect last week. Our Chief Market Strategist David Joy explains. China-specific tariffs took effect on Friday, and yet stocks rose pretty much everywhere as investors chose to focus on economic conditions in the present.

Market Update

The recent dip in bullish sentiment may actually put the market in a healthier state over the long run. Learn more about what may be ahead. Despite recent declines in bullish sentiment, strong fundamentals may unlock opportunities for investors.

Investors Take Note of Consumer Spending | Ameriprise Newsroom

Despite good news in consumer spending, stocks still struggle to regain their footing, says our chief market economist, David Joy. 05/22/2018 David Joy Stocks struggled last week, unable to overcome a further rise in bond yields that was triggered, in part, by some otherwise good news from the consumer sector. The S&P 500 index fell 0.5 percent, as stocks failed to build on the strong gain from the week prior. The yield on the....

Five things that could move the markets in the Fed's minutes release today

The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its meeting in early May. Learn how that could impact the markets. The Federal Reserve will release minutes Wednesday of its meeting in early May that did not see an interest rate increase but apparently did feature some important in-depth discussion about the future of monetary policy.

When to begin collecting Social Security

When is the best time to start drawing your Social Security benefits? I can help you weigh all the factors so you can arrive at a decision. Your income needs, life expectancy and retirement income plans are just a few considerations in deciding when to take benefits.

[04/02/18]   When you get close to retirement, I can help you determine an efficient and effective withdrawal strategy to help ensure a steady source of income for you.

[03/26/18]   Ameriprise Research: Q1 GDP projections now under 2% - a sharp decline from the 5.4% estimate at the start of the year. We believe the weaker pace could be a good thing by easing inflation fears and Federal Reserve interest rate expectations.

Market meltdown: Here's why you shouldn't panic just yet

CNN explains why you needn’t worry too much about the recent stock market plunge. Many experts say this week's slump is likely to be a short-term blip and not cause for bigger concerns.

[02/07/18]   Ameriprise Research: Don’t let normal volatility derail long-term plans. We believe economic activity remains sound, corp profits could do well this year, and our outlook remains positive. Market corrections do occur but these events should not materially affect these conditions.

Be Brilliant | Ameriprise Financial Commercial | “Sleep Better”

Being well-prepared for the expected and the unexpected in life can help you rest easier. Let’s plan your confident financial future together. How do you find financial confidence? It starts with a plan that’s personalized to all of your goals. The right financial advisor can help you feel more conf...

What can Investors Expect in 2018? | Ameriprise Newsroom

2017 was a year of major strides in the world’s markets and economy. Here’s a look at how that forward momentum may play out in the year ahead. Ameriprise Financial Chief Market Strategist, David Joy, shares his outlook for 2018.

Market Sentiment Becomes Excessively Optimistic | Ameriprise Newsroom

If you’re feeling optimistic about the economy, you’re in good company. Our chief market strategist, David Joy, explains why heightened optimism at the start of 2018 prevails. Tax reform, a solid U.S. economy, the soaring stock market and higher bond yields are but a few ingredients contributing to a surging sense of optimism.

Financial Planning Advice and Financial Advisors | Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise Financial ranks #1 in the investment industry for customer loyalty in the 2017 Temkin Group Loyalty Index. I'm proud to represent a firm that inspires customer loyalty. We believe in putting clients first; that’s how loyalty is earned. Get financial planning advice and retirement investment advice from Ameriprise financial advisors at

Afraid of being bored in retirement? Consider these options

What do you plan to do in retirement to keep busy? Traveling around the world for a year, pro bono work, going back to school.

Richard Thaler’s work demonstrates why economics is hard

The winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics understands human behavior has a huge impact on a person’s finances. Check out this article for more on his work. It is difficult to model the behaviour of creatures as irrepressibly social as humans

Tips on choosing health insurance during open enrollment

This time of year, your employer may give you the option to enroll in or make changes to health insurance plans during open enrollment. Taking time to evaluate your options can help you ensure the right amount of coverage. Here are some considerations for evaluating your health care insurance needs for next year.

[10/19/17]   Ameriprise Research: In our opinion, slower U.S. economic growth is very likely the new norm.

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