I’ve been advising clients for 14 years now. It feels like I’ve discussed, written, ate, slept and breathed investment commentary and asset allocation advice more in the past three weeks than I have in the prior 14 years combined. As a financial planner, we are very disciplined in how we treat the markets, but fear… Continue reading Fear Abounds – So Now What?
Last week I shared two key ways the rules for retirement planning have just changed based on Congress passing what’s been called the “SECURE Act”. The rule changes I shared last week around distribution age and inherited IRAs can affect a broad audience. Below I share changes that I feel affect a smaller pool of… Continue reading Part II: Congress May Have Just Changed Your Retirement Planning
Part of coaching my clients through their retirement planning is being ready to make adjustments when the rules of the game change. And for many of my clients, the rules have just changed based on Congress passing what’s been called the “SECURE Act”. For some, the changes are a big deal and present new and… Continue reading Congress May Have Just Changed Your Retirement Planning
Most clients of ours have made plans for their estate and documented them in their Will and through beneficiary designations on their financial accounts. This is a must, and we’re happy to help our clients check those boxes. But part of planning your estate is also about trying to balance protecting it (through insurance) and… Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Insurance in Retirement
Every year I like to read the results of the “Retirement Confidence Survey” which aims to gauge the views and attitudes of working and retired Americans regarding the various aspects of retirement. Of all the questions in the survey (34), I tend to frequently quote the results of one. Of the current workers surveyed, only… Continue reading 5 Tips to Help Money Last Until You’re 100