Review Your Investment Strategy and Prepare for 2022

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on 2021, how your financial situation may have changed, and your goals for next year. Maybe 2022 is the year you’ll retire, or maybe not. Either way, you can review your investment strategy and prepare for 2022 and beyond. We Saw Record Highs in [...]

Don’t Forget These Important End-of-Year Deadlines

Do you have a to-do checklist for December? It might include buying gifts, ordering a turkey, and sending out cards. In the midst of the busyness of the holidays, it can be easy to forget about your end-of-year financial checklist. However, December 31st is the deadline to make several important tax moves that could affect [...]

By |2021-12-06T14:40:59+00:00December 6th, 2021|Financial Planning|0 Comments

How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care in the Future?

Even though you're a long time away from needing long-term care, now is the time to plan. An estimated 70% of Americans currently age 65 will need long-term care at some point, and costs can be staggering.[1] If you have a 70% chance of needing long-term care, you should think about how you would like [...]

By |2021-11-29T14:08:32+00:00November 29th, 2021|Financial Planning, Healthcare|0 Comments

The Potential Hidden Costs of Inflation

You’ve probably heard about or experienced the effects of inflation - everyday items can cost more, and the monthly inflation numbers make the news. While the increased costs we see on a regular basis can have an impact on our finances, there may be some potential hidden costs to inflation we don’t necessarily see right [...]

By |2021-09-27T18:03:48+00:00September 27th, 2021|Economy, Financial Planning|0 Comments

Is Our Government Anticipating Inflation?

The Consumer-Price Index (CPI) rose to 4.2% in April as compared to last year.[1] We could see higher prices when it comes to travel, food, cars, and other common goods and services. High inflation can hurt retirees who are living off their savings, especially when we have near-zero interest rates. We already see bigger Social [...]

By |2021-06-07T15:36:57+00:00June 7th, 2021|Economy, Financial Planning, government|0 Comments

When Will You Transition from Saving to Spending?

In retirement, you have to transition from saving to spending. You've worked hard to amass wealth, and now you must protect it from market downturns and make it last for the rest of your life. We have seen record highs in the stock market recently, but the state of the market at the time of [...]

By |2021-06-01T00:47:03+00:00June 1st, 2021|Financial Planning|0 Comments

Rising Costs in Retirement: Are You Prepared?

In 1960, a gallon of milk cost 36 cents, and today it costs $3.35 on average.[1] Inflation is to blame, and we could see higher inflation in the coming years. It’s important to have a sense of how much you’ll need to spend in retirement, but this is difficult when future costs and tax rates [...]

By |2021-05-24T04:21:11+00:00May 24th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

3 Things to Think About Before Buying a Vacation Home

A home is one of the most significant purchases you’ve made in your lifetime, so you should take your time when thinking about buying a second one. Many people have a favorite vacation spot in a scenic area, but they can’t spend a significant amount of time there until they’re retired. If you’re thinking about [...]

By |2021-05-21T19:53:41+00:00May 21st, 2021|Financial Planning, Investing Strategies|0 Comments

How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement?

  While $1 million is sometimes cited as the ideal number for retirement savings, this assumes a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning. Everyone's retirement goals are unique, and preparing for retirement might not be as simple as saving a certain amount at all. It's worth taking a more in-depth look at your finances and future [...]

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