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.
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.
Be careful of making assumptions about certain areas of your financial plan. Some of these assumptions could be correct, but they could just as likely be wrong.