Tag: Retirement

Questions

10 Financial Questions Everyone Over 60 Should Ask

Did you realize that reactive and creative are an anagram? We’ve realized that far too many people fail to ask the “right” questions regarding their unique situations. The result: reactive. We encourage you to spend a little time being creative so you don’t have to be reactive. You can begin by asking these 10 questions:…
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September 1, 2020 0
Slow

Downsizing for Retirement

A rancher and his wife were looking to sell the family ranch. It was time to get out of ranching and start enjoying life a little. They had plans to travel, follow good weather and spend time with the grandkids. They also had another idea—downsize their place to a thousand acres. After all, what would…
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July 29, 2020 0
Guarantee

Which Guarantee Do You Want?

Suppose you have always dreamed of climbing Mount Everest…and one day you come across an advertisement that stated, “Summit Everest – Guaranteed.” As you scroll through the page there is another advertisement that reads, “Return Alive – Guaranteed.” Recently, I learned a little fact about climbing Mount Everest. Are you aware that 80% of deaths…
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February 17, 2020 0
Risk

The 5 Biggest Risks of 2020

Bruce Schneier wrote an article in March of 2007 titled Why the Human Brain is a Poor Judge of Risk. Looking back, the timing is fine irony. Had more investors read his article, perhaps they would have lowered their overall risk in the markets prior to the Financial Crisis – which began in August of…
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January 20, 2020 0
Sold

Were You Sold Something or Do You Need it?

There is a good chance you can think back to a time in your life when you felt like you were “sold something.” Perhaps you were a little confused – and still are – as to why you bought it. Perhaps you had buyer’s remorse. Or, just plain and simple, you bought something purely out…
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January 13, 2020 0
SECURE Act

The SECURE Act – Is it Really a Good Thing?

Like most answers we give…it depends. The SECURE Act passed with flying colors at the end of 2019 and dictated several MAJOR changes to the rules around retirement plans. There were also some important tax planning notes. Some of these changes were much needed, some were unwanted, and some will require immediate attention. There also…
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January 6, 2020 0
Spending

Are You Spending Enough in Retirement?

Do you know how much you can spend in retirement and stay retired successfully? Based on statistics, my bet is that most people don’t. Get this. Fifty percent of retirees are actually saving money. Another twenty-seven percent are only spending their income.1* If these numbers are accurate, this leaves less than a quarter of retirees…
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October 16, 2019 0

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