Is the Open Road in Your Future?

Is the Open Road in Your Future? Barnett Financial & Tax

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” – Unknown Some retirees may have seen their travel plans stalled out in the past couple of years due to COVID and COVID-related restrictions, but many are beginning to feel better about traveling this year and want to get…

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Will You Go Part-Time Before Fully Retiring?

Will You Go Part-Time Before Fully Retiring? Barnett Financial and Tax

While many look forward to retirement, it can be a difficult transition when it really comes down to it. Some people don’t know what to do with all of their free time and miss the personal connections that work used to provide. Perhaps that’s why more people are opting to go part-time before fully retiring.…

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How Do You Know When You’re Truly Ready to Retire?

How Do You Know When You’re Truly Ready to Retire? Barnett Financial & Tax

You may have heard that Tom Brady retired from the NFL. You may have also heard that his retirement lasted about 40 days and that he will now be playing another year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s not the only person to go back on their retirement. However, it can be harder for many…

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How to Get Through the “Disenchantment” Phase of Retirement

How to Get Through the “Disenchantment” Phase of Retirement Barnett Financial and Tax

Everyone talks a lot about how to prepare for retirement financially, but often there is less focus on how to re-orient your life and mindset. Research shows that the way people feel about their retirements follows a u-shaped curve; first, people are quite positive, then not as much, and then are positive again. From the…

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Are There Four Stages of Retirement?

Are There Four Stages of Retirement? barnett financial and tax

Everyone talks a lot about how to prepare for retirement financially. But what about how to adjust your mindset in retirement and manage expectations? You might not be happy every single day in retirement, but that doesn’t mean your retirement won’t be happy. Transitioning into retirement is no small task, and research shows that the…

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3 Priceless Pieces of Retirement Wisdom

3 Priceless Pieces of Retirement Wisdom Barnett Financial and Tax

You’ve worked the majority of your life and deserve to have many blissful years ahead. With a proper plan and execution strategy in place, you should be on track to accomplish your retirement goals and dreams. But while working on your finances, take time to consider these three priceless pieces of retirement wisdom. The first…

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How This Generation Will Influence Culture

How This Generation Will Influence Culture Barnett Financial And Tax

By the year 2035, Americans 65 and older are expected to outnumber those under 18 for the first time in our country’s history.[1] In a culture that tends to glorify youth and doesn’t know how to handle older American’s problems, this will mean some major changes. Whether it’s through celebrities who refuse to retire, retirees…

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Retirement is Your Never-Ending Summer

As summer draws to a close, we might be planning our last trip to the beach or a favorite weekend destination. Whether you choose to enjoy the long summer days by lounging around with a good book or doing something a little more physically taxing, summer is a special time that we’ve cherished since childhood.…

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Words of Wisdom from George Washington on Retirement

Aim to retire to something, not just from something. Retirement is the beginning of a new stage of life that can be active and fulfilling if we do it right. We can learn a lot about how to do this from George Washington and his farewell address: I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in…

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4 Ways to Use Your Phone While Traveling

Do you plan on taking a vacation this summer? After forgoing travel for over a year, many people are planning trips this summer. If you do, there are many ways you can optimize your experience by using your phone. Your phone can be pretty much whatever you want it to be on vacation – a…

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