The planning methods and your parents used likely won’t get you to where you want to be in retirement today. So much has changed over the past 20-30 years that make it harder on pre-retirees today. Let’s look at how planning has shifted and what you need to be aware of with your finances.
At first glance, each of these statements seem like basic common sense that everyone agrees with. But when we look at the way people actually behave with their money, it seems that common sense is actually a bit uncommon.
Now that the first 100 days of President Biden is in the books, what needs to be on your radar in terms of financial planning? Chris shares his thoughts on some key policy proposals and what it could mean to clients.
Have you ever been speaking with a financial professional and felt like they were speaking in code? Today we’ll look at a few examples of what you might hear someone say and break the code by telling you what they really meant.
The question everyone has about retirement is how much am I going to need? A million dollars seems like a magic number, but how long will it actually last you? We’ll go through a recent Yahoo! Finance survey and discuss how we help clients determine that number for their retirement.
There are areas of your financial life that might be in bad shape and you don’t even realize it. On this episode, we’ll identify five areas of planning that could result in disaster if you haven’t paid them any attention.
Have you ever wondered how much your advisor thinks about your portfolio and how invested they get in your performance? We want to pull back the curtain a bit and give you the perspective from the other side of the table.
Many of our clients ask about annuities and whether they’re a good option to create income in retirement. If you’re in that same position, you’ll want to hear our detailed breakdown of this product, the pros and cons, and who would be a good fit for an annuity.
A question that all parents have to weigh is how much should they involve their children in family finances. Every child is different and there are pros and cons to both sides of the argument. Today we’ll find out where Chris stands on this topic and how he talks to his children about money.
After the year we had in 2020, a lot of people want to know which direction we’re headed this year. While we don’t have a crystal ball, we do have some opinions on the strength of the economy and the sectors that enjoy a return to normal in 2021. Join us for this episode and get Chris’ financial outlook.
Have you ever stopped to think about your journey of learning all that you have about money and finances? Did you parents shape your financial views most heavily? Is there a TV or radio expert that has influenced you most? Or have you learned everything from a book or Google?
Everyone wants to know when the next market crash is going to happen, but there’s no one with that answer. The better question is what can you do to be prepared for that next crash? Let’s take a look back at the worst crashes in market history and what lessons they taught us about planning.
No industry is without its flaws, and the financial industry is no exception. Let’s explore some times where we’ve encountered annoying or frustrating elements of the financial world. As you would expect, Chris will give it to you straight.
The new year means it’s time to start laying out plans and goals for 2021. Let us help you with the financial side of those resolutions by highlighting six planning items to review over the next 12 months.
You’ll probably find that advisors have varying opinions when it comes to annuities, but variable annuities might have the worst reputation of them all. Today we’ll tell you why variable annuities aren’t usually a good investment and why Chris rarely uses them in portfolios he builds.
Picking a financial advisor is one of the most important things you’ll do for your retirement, but how do you know if you’re making the right choice? Today we’ll lay out the expecta-tions you should have for this relationship, what to look for when interviewing people, and why it can have a big impact on your financial future. Plus, we’ll tell you about the top 15 cities for retirement.
What does it take to build a portfolio for a client? Today we’ll take you through the process of how we create model portfolios and what goes into determining what portfolio will work for each individual.
On this episode, we present you with five commandments that are worth of being written on stone tablets in your retirement plan.
We all have some things we would have liked to differently in hindsight, especially as it relates to our finances. That might be especially true in 2020 as we all deal with difficult circumstances due to COVID-19. Here are some things we might hear about our planning decisions in hindsight.
Investing now is much different than it was even 20 years ago and your retirement planning needs to evolve with it. Today we’ll discuss five different planning ideas that might have been solid at one point but don’t work as much under the current economy and market conditions.