Category: Retirement



Refer to any news media and the headlines are teeming with news about COVID…and has been for 2 years. It is no wonder that important information about other areas of interest is getting buried. After placing a few phone calls regarding various legislation that passed at the end of 2019, I thought it might be…
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January 18, 2022 0

Have You Outgrown Your Advisor?

A fellow advisor once told me a story about trying to help his grandmother with her life planning. “She refused,” he said. “She insisted that John, who had been her advisor and friend for years, was doing just fine for her. Besides, she couldn’t take away the business from a lifelong friend.” He continued by…
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December 27, 2021 0

Year-End Decisions

Wow! 2021 has been a whirlwind… sometimes literally in paper. It seems we have had a new proposal almost every day from lawmakers. Social Security alone has been addressed in 10 different bills this year. And taxes? Keeping up with introduced or impending changes is a full-time job. The good news is that we are…
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December 6, 2021 0

The Dangers of a 401(k)

Gone are the good ole days of working for a company for thirty years, then retiring with enough pension income that you won’t need to worry about running out of money. Now it rests squarely on your shoulders to set yourself up for retirement. Now you are lucky if you work for a company that…
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August 9, 2021 0

5 Things to Consider Before Moving in Retirement

Moving in retirement – or even right before you retire – can bring its own set of surprises… and some may not be so pleasant. Here are five things you may not know that you don’t know that could end up biting you: #5…Financing…Lending has changed significantly in the past decade plus. Former Fed Chair…
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August 2, 2021 0

Have You Saved Enough for Retirement?

The number one fear in retirement is – you guessed it! – running out of money. You have relied on your personal income your entire adult career… but you also had the ability to control it, stabilize it, and even change it. You held the power. You determined what you were worth. Yet when you…
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June 7, 2021 0
Financial Advisor

10 Questions You Need to Be Asking Your Financial Advisor

Regulations often change and it’s no different with the regulations involving retirement accounts like IRAs, 401(k)s, and 403(b)s among others. Staying up to date on how these changes will affect your retirement accounts and your financial planning in general is an important aspect of maintaining your financial wellness. It may be a good idea to…
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May 3, 2021 0
Investment Risks

Considering Investment Risks

The U.S.  markets have recently hit another all-time! Should you be celebrating… or worried? Every year the list of “Reasons Not to Invest in the Stock Market,” originating in 1934, is updated. Market highs are a reoccurring theme throughout – others on this list had to do with legislation, politics, economies, or world disasters. Yet…
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April 27, 2021 0

Did You Miss This in Your Retirement Plan?

Most people do! Have you considered your marital status during retirement – and its financial and social impact on you?  According to the US Census Bureau, 36% of people over age 65 were single in 2019. And as of 2019, there were almost 15 million widows and widowers in the country. So, whether you are…
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April 19, 2021 0
Tax Changes

2021 Tax Changes

It is inevitable. Change is coming for 2021 and beyond. The problem is no one knows for sure exactly what that change will be. There are several things we have a good hunch will happen, and we will discuss a few key notes. No matter, the big question is how do you plan around a…
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April 12, 2021 0

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