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Financial Planning Retirement

A Decision Not Made is Still a Decision

Indecision can lead to no decision. Investment inaction is played out in many ways, often silently, invisibly, and with potential consequence to an individual’s future financial security. Let’s review some of the forms this takes.  Your workplace retirement plan.…

Retirement

Have You Budgeted for Retirement?

Creating a strategy for success. Run the numbers. There is a rule of thumb for retirees suggesting that retirement income has a target of 70-80% of the household’s end salary, though this can certainly vary. So, years before leaving…

Retirement

The Financial Realities of Longevity

Your financial future is up to you and no one else. What will be your future? You know that solid retirement strategy takes your time horizon, an often unpredictable factor, into consideration. Your thinking must include an awareness of…

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Could Social Security Really Go Away?

That may be unlikely, but the program does face financial challenges. Will Social Security run out of money in the 2030s? You may have heard warnings about this dire scenario coming true. These warnings, however, assume that no action…

Retirement

Behind on Your Retirement Savings?

What steps could you take to try and catch up? If life has not allowed you to build substantial retirement savings, what possible steps could you take in an effort to improve your retirement prospects? You could play catch-up.…

Retirement

Could Assumptions Harm Your Retirement Plan?

Three common misconceptions to think about. Assuming retirement will last 10-15 years. When Social Security was created in the 1930s, the average American could anticipate living to age 58 as a man or 62 as a woman. By 2014,…