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?
For some of my clients, the “accumulation years” (namely the years just before retirement) have become a time of financial hemorrhage. Sandwiched between adult children seeking (multiple?) degrees or grounded by a lack of available jobs and aging parents needing care and support, these clients are finding themselves having to keep multiple generations afloat, often… Continue reading Financially Sandwiched Generation
I’ve got baseball on the brain. ‘Tis the season for warmer weather with a cool breeze, cleaning out the garage, planting my garden and...baseball. I’ve also been doing a lot of talking and analysis on Social Security benefits. So, forgive the cheesy title, but I’m seeing a lot people falling for the curveballs and striking… Continue reading Don’t Let Social Security Strike You Out
The title of my article this week could be misleading. Adam and I had a meeting a few weeks ago and the topic of “growing up” was discussed. Talking about “growing up” was not about maturity levels or responsibilities. It was about sitting down and thinking about the next phase of life for this gentleman.… Continue reading When Is the Right Time to “Grow Up”?
Age is relative. How we feel from year to year probably depends on a litany of things other than just age, which many would say, “is just a number.” I felt that way again this year as I recently celebrated my 35th birthday. 35 didn’t feel any different than 34, or 30 for that matter.… Continue reading When I’m 64 – Is Age Driving Your Retirement Plan?