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How to Obtain your Social Security Income Estimate

When Maureen and I meet with people for the first time to explore if we are a good fit for us to help them reach their goals, one of the key questions that we ask is What income will you need to have in your first year in retirement?” As retirement income planners, we need […]

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The Power of Markets

In 1958, economist Leonard Read published an essay entitled “I, Pencil: My Family Tree as Told to Leonard E. Read.” The essay, narrated from the point of view of a pencil, describes the “complex combination of miracles” necessary to create and bring to market the commonplace writing tool that has been used for generations. The […]

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Prediction Season

The close of each calendar year brings with it the holidays as well as a chance to look forward to the year ahead. In the coming weeks, investors are likely to be bombarded with predictions about what the future, and specifically the next year, may hold for their portfolios. These outlooks are typically accompanied by […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

‘Twas the night before Christmas in the Crimmins’ house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas would  soon be there; The girls were all hanging out in their beds, With iPods loudly playing music in their heads. And all of […]

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The Joy of Christmas

It’s the holiday season, and with all of the hustle and bustle of the moment, it is a time for family and feasts.  As I have gotten older, I seem to approach the holidays with a different sense of emotion. As I reminisce of Christmas’s past, I remember those years that I received a memorable […]

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Try Donor Advised Funds instead of a Private Foundation

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it   Albert Einstein If this is your belief and you have contemplated starting a private foundation to be able to control how the money is spent, then this post will hopefully expose you […]

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What is your part to play?

Maureen and I were late to the game with the hit TV show “Downton Abbey”  This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family’s Edwardian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey’s future in jeopardy. The highly acclaimed […]

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Belling the Cat – Using research to time markets

 Sometimes even the best of ideas are only good in theory because they are impossible to implement in practice.  This holds true to the financial world as well. Academic financial research generates hundreds of research papers each year highlighting potential ways for investors to get a possible insight on the direction of the stock market.  Many […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On is a catchphrase that originally appeared on a World War II-era British public safety poster. After one of the original posters was recovered and placed in a British bookshop in 2000, the inspirational message was shared online, sparking a series of images centered around the template “Keep Calm and X.” […]

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Common Misconceptions about Retirement

Baby boomers who are currently in their 50’s and 60’s are beginning to view retirement differently than the previous generations and are redefining what it means to retire.  Which is a good thing as the old model for retirement no longer fits the new reality. In fact, many boomers will consider retirement as a new […]

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