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  • Why “The Best Place to Retire” Is an Illusion

    April 25, 2018

    I like to browse the annual “best places to retire” lists that seem to come out about this time of year. U.S. News & World Report does a summary as does Forbes and AARP. The funny thing is that the same town or city does not appear on more than … Read More

  • How To Handle Stock Market Mayhem (part 2)

    April 19, 2018

    In February and again in March, there have been dramatic drops in the stock market and it has made many people nervous. It’s one thing to absorb a drop in your portfolio value if you’re working and accumulating assets. After all, you can tell yourself that (1) you have a … Read More

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Social Security

    April 10, 2018

    April is National Social Security Month so in honor of this critical program, we present 15 things you probably did not know about Social Security: Before the Social Security program was started, the Civil War Pension program was the first national benefits program and it started in 1862. The Social … Read More

  • Try Before You Buy

    April 4, 2018

    “Try before you buy” is pretty good advice for many things in life (think dating a person before you get married) and especially true when it comes to making major decisions in retirement planning. We were talking with a couple recently who are within a few years of retirement. Like … Read More

  • Mindset — The Most Important Part of Retirement Planning

    March 31, 2018

    We help clients move from the work phase of their life to the retirement phase daily. And while just about everyone worries about “Will I have enough money?” the most important part of the transition actually takes place in their heads. A retirement mindset is the start of the retirement … Read More