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Eye Opening Stats Showing How Americans Save

Sep 17, 2020

Vanguard’s “How America Saves 2020” report is packed with lots of intriguing stats and findings about Americans and how they save for retirement in the crazy year that is 2020 (most of the recent data is technically from 2019 although some figures are current through the Spring of 2020). Let’s look at some of the top takeaways from the study and how you might compare to the “normal” savings behaviors of Americans.

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Financial Issues Particularly Challenging For Women

Sep 3, 2020

Many financial issues impact us all the same. But, of course, other challenges have varying impacts from person to person because our situations are all unique. Let’s take a look at some of the financial and retirement challenges that are unique to women.

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How To Build Your Financial House

Aug 20, 2020

For some people, the idea of putting together a financial plan doesn’t sound like much fun. But the idea of building a home sounds like a lot of fun. So let’s find the similarities in building a strong financial plan and a dream home.

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Are You Making These Classic Pre-Retiree Mistakes?

Aug 6, 2020

There are some financial planning blunders that are interesting to talk about but are quite rare in reality. On the other hand, there are some financial planning mistakes that happen far too often. Let’s talk about the mistakes so many people have made in the past it has made them “classic”.

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The Difficulty Of Financial Planning After The Death Of A Spouse

Jul 23, 2020

It is a life event that can be one of the most difficult things to go through both emotionally and financially. When one spouse dies, the remaining spouse is left to wrestle with a mountain of questions and choices. And although it’s difficult to discuss, proper planning can help make it easier to transition through this major life event. Let’s explore what someone should do in the event of a spouse’s passing, but also some of the pre-planning that can take place.

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What Mark Twain Can Teach Us About Money

Jul 2, 2020

What can we learn about money by exploring some quotes from the great Mark Twain?

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Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA

Jun 18, 2020

It seems that most people don’t have a clear picture of whether they should contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth. Let’s discuss how to determine what’s best for you.

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Financial “Strategies” That Just Don’t Work

Jun 4, 2020

Let’s talk about some financial planning “strategies” that don’t really work (even though some people, including some financial advisors, believe in them).

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Should You Be Wary Of Some Of Dave Ramsey’s Advice?

May 21, 2020

Dave Ramsey has earned a lot of respect among savers and investors over the years as evidenced by his enormously popular radio show, books and sold out performance venues when he speaks. But is all of his advice worth following? Is it possible that some of the things he professes will actually hurt you financially? Let’s take a look at some of Dave’s most popular advice and see if and when it makes sense for retirees and pre-retirees to disagree.

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Coronavirus Update Mid April

Apr 23, 2020

Time for an update on where we stand with the markets, the economy, and retirement planning as it relates to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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