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?
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'm sad as I write this article. A very close client of mine passed away on Sunday. I got to meet Pat 10 years ago but really got to know Pat after her husband had passed away 9 years ago. She had never balanced a checkbook at that point in her life. She had no… Continue reading Lessons from Losing Pat