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  • Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

    October 17, 2017

    Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics last week. Thaler is the first person who works in the new field of behavioral economics to win this coveted prize. Traditional economics assumes that people behave rationally when it comes to money matters and, of course, people don’t. So in … Read More

  • Which First: College or Retirement Savings?

    October 10, 2017

    According to a report by T. Rowe Price company, more families have saved for college than have saved for retirement and more than two-thirds of families have prioritized college savings over saving for retirement. THIS IS WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! As a parent, I get it. We want to put our … Read More

  • What Are Your “Retirement Risks”?

    October 3, 2017

    We all face risks in our daily lives.  These include small but irritating risks like losing a cell phone or a  minor car accident. Then there are the big risks like poor health and death too soon. Classic financial planning axioms say there are five ways to deal with a … Read More

  • Jim Croce Song and Retirement Planning

    September 27, 2017

    Jim Croce was an American singer/songwriter of the 1960’s and 1970’s. He wrote and sang a number of popular songs including “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song.”  One of his other big hits is the point of this blog post, “Time … Read More

  • Planning on Working In Retirement?

    September 19, 2017

    The Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) conducts an annual Retirement Confidence Study. The study consistently finds that workers are far more likely to expect to work for pay in retirement than retirees are to have actually worked. In the 2017 study, 79 percent of workers indicated that they expect work … Read More