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The Major Retirement Planning Mistakes

February 19, 2018

Much has been written about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations, and charities. Aside from these blunders, there are also some classic financial missteps that plague retirees.

How Do You Really Know How You're Doing for Retirement?

February 12, 2018
Phil Simonides

One of the most common questions advisers get from clients about their retirement plans or investment portfolios is: How am I doing? The root of that question could speak to how individuals are tracking against their goals, how they’re tracking against their peers, or a combination of the two.

Americans are Financially Sick

December 18, 2017
Shannon Cornelison-Brown

Over the last three months, Americans nationwide have opened their news source to find at least one article published daily on the proposed tax overhaul. And while the projected tax reform has spurred an abundance of articles detailing different elements of the tax reform plan, a common theme consistently remains as the basis of these writings.

What to Buy Recent Retirees to Transform Their Quality of Life

December 9, 2017
Alessandra Malito
Jacob Passy

For many people, it’s increasingly difficult to buy gifts for their parents as they get older. But when your parents retire, there’s a whole bunch of things they’ll potentially need. Retirees may find themselves moving or redecorating their homes, spending more time on a hobby or trying a new type of work.

4 Ways To Create Steady Retirement Income

December 4, 2017
Ashlea Ebeling

Hopefully, you’ve saved for decades. Now, how do you convert your nest egg into a stream of retirement income that lasts as long as you do? It’s a pressing question. Americans have a particularly low knowledge about preserving assets and sustaining income in retirement, according to the American College of Financial Services.