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When the winter season comes around, you’ll likely have to adjust your routines and prepare for the cold. If you’re in colder states, you may be looking to purchase a new winter coat or snow boots, or skiing equipment for your winter holidays. Or you may be restocking your snow salt for what are soon-to-be icy sidewalks and…Read More
For many of us, retirement can be scary for many reasons. Retiring can be an acknowledgment of an end to a chapter of your life. Many people love their work, and the idea that they’d stop or could be unable to continue doing what they love is painful. It can also be daunting to think about how you’ll…Read More
Nowadays, the word “volatility” seems thrown around more than ever. Usually, when it comes to financial talk, “volatility” is used to describe a downward trend. But that’s not what volatility really means! Volatility is technically referring to large up and down swings in the market over short periods of time. It doesn’t just mean a downward trend. The…Read More
For many, retirement can be a struggle to find new ways to stay busy. If you’re approaching retirement, figuring out how to replace the sense of fulfillment you may have had with your work can be difficult. If you’re in retirement, you may already feel restless without your daily occupation. While it’s crucial for your health and happiness…Read More
Planning for after your passing can be difficult. But creating a plan for what happens to your estate is highly important for your family and your legacy. If left unattended, your estate can potentially be caught up in arduous court processes and cause disputes amongst your loved ones – and you don’t want to be remembered for that.…Read More
Inflation has occurred in many different societies throughout history. We think of inflation as a modern economic concept, but in reality, it predates modern history and has been a prevalent part of societies since the first nations and urban areas emerged. Ancient Rome When silver was used as the currency in Rome, the government would collect silver coins, melt…Read More
When you think about your school years, whether your high school, college, or post-grad days, you’ll revisit memorable moments from when you had your whole life ahead of you. Schooling is all about providing students with the tools they need to achieve their future potential. When it comes to retirement planning, the same is true! Believe it or…Read More
Retirement is a time to do more of what you love, whether that’s through an active hobby like hiking or through sports like tennis and golf, or if it’s a relaxing activity like reading, writing, or embracing your creative side with the arts and music. But in retirement, it’s important to take advantage of the time you have…Read More
Taxes are among the most common concern for people in retirement. You might be wondering how to start thinking about your tax strategy so you aren’t taxed more than you need to be. These three mistakes can help start the conversation about what a comprehensive tax strategy might look like for you. Taking Too Much Income When you…Read More
Retiring is a lifetime achievement marking a new chapter of exploration, journey, and relaxation. That’s why so many retirees choose to travel when they enter retirement! But affording the retirement you planned for isn’t a walk in the park, especially nowadays with inflation affecting where and how we spend, especially when it comes to traveling. Plus, market downturns…Read More
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