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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Life in 2050

2050 seems like a long time away, but 2019 seemed far away in 1989. Back then, did you think a cell phone would fit into your pocket? Or that you could shout at Alexa to order you more paper towels without getting off the couch? Technology has transformed the way that we live over the [...]

2019-05-28T14:43:58+00:00May 28th, 2019|Lifestyle, Retirement Planning|

Check Your Blind Spots When Planning for Retirement

It’s not enough to save for retirement, you have to plan for it. And planning for retirement is more than deciding where to go on a trip or when to start collecting Social Security – it’s anticipating your healthcare needs as you age, including your long-term care needs. These are often distinct from medical costs, [...]

2019-05-24T15:28:34+00:00May 24th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Why You Should be Worried About Inflation

You may have heard that we’re on the brink of war – a trade war that is, with China. Trump’s proposed tariffs on imported Chinese goods and services has already affected the market, and could affect inflation. If tariffs are imposed on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, the core inflation rate would rise noticeably [...]

2019-05-20T20:41:36+00:00May 20th, 2019|Financial Planning|

When Retirement Isn’t Your Choice

If you’re nearing retirement age and know you’re not financially prepared for retirement, your solution may be to work longer. While forgoing an early retirement can be prudent, your career might not last as long as you’d like it to. According to the Center for Retirement Research, 37% of retirees had to stop working sooner [...]

2019-05-17T14:13:39+00:00May 17th, 2019|Lifestyle, Retirement Planning|