I read an interesting statistic that said when a plane from New York takes flight to Los Angeles, it ends up being off course 97% of the time. Air traffic controllers are constantly giving inputs that call for change of direction and altitude to get the plane precisely where it needs to get to. When… Continue reading You’re Off Course 97% of the Time? Control Your Direction
Someone recently asked me how I got into personal finance. In the back of my mind I chuckled a little bit because after taking finance and accounting courses in college, I swore these industries would never be in my chosen career path. To this day, I still wouldn’t say that crunching numbers comes naturally to… Continue reading Can Personal Finance Really Be Interesting?
For many, the summertime means having a looser schedule and “longer days” with more daylight to get things accomplished. It’s a symbol of freedom; no school for kids, a popular vacation time, maybe even more casual attire at work. I’d venture to guess, it’s also the time of the year where people think about retirement… Continue reading 5 Things to Do, Financially, Before You’re 50
I’ve often said that budgets never work, but the commitment to trying is better than nothing. While we are big picture, goal-oriented advisors here at the Haas Financial Group, everyone needs a little help watching their spending from time to time, right? So while these ideas won’t help you live a care-free retirement, send your… Continue reading 9 Ideas to Make Your Summer More Financially Friendly
In my experience, many of my clients have thought of retirement as retiring away from something. No alarm clocks or long hours. No stressful situations like answering to a boss or managing relationships with co-workers. And for some, no more physical grind on the body, time away from the family or long commutes. Often what… Continue reading My Work Was My Identity. Now What?