Our Future Selves

Remember to think about yourself in future terms. Many of us feel little connection to the person we’ll become years from now, and that can lead to shortsighted behavior that can actually hurt us in the long run. It’s certainly food for thought. Are you holding back on retirement savings because you haven’t yet identified with who you will be in retirement? Get in contact with us. We can help you brainstorm about things that can be done to increase your retirement savings, and even provide you with an income you can’t outlive.

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What Does it Actually Mean?

We often hear that the market is “up” or “down” and think that we’ve either made money (or lost out on making money) or that we’ve lost money. But “up” and “down” don’t have much tangible meaning to us, personally. When a stock broker tells you us “You’re doing great, the market is up” is he telling us we’ve made money, or that we’ve made up some of the losses we previously incurred? It’s important that you really understand what’s meant by phrases that imply positivity.  Reach out to us. We can help you understand what your financial situation really

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At Your Most Vulnerable

There has been an uptick in what regulators call “romance fraud.” This refers to a type of online deception where individuals create fake identities and develop fraudulent romantic or otherwise close relationships with unsuspecting people to exploit money out of them. Studies have been done to try to pinpoint when seniors are most vulnerable: Unsurprisingly, it’s between twelve and twenty-four months after losing a loved one, moving, or becoming less mobile, and therefore less able to get out and about to visit friends.  We all need to pay attention to these situations, especially as society promotes a greater use of

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Risk Taking 

“You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Perhaps there’s more truth to this saying than we want to admit. This year has been tumultuous, with markets declining and interest rates increasing. Were we all soothsayers, we would be rich beyond our dreams. But we aren’t. And it’s disingenuous to think about the money we could have made when interest rates increase, forgetting what we could have potentially lost if we’d taken more risks.  If we’re honest with ourselves, the idea of “risk vs. reward” necessitates an examination of both sides of that equation. As a senior, you must

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