Decide when to start

So many people are talking about retiring and hoping to do it soon that I thought to share with you an article that discusses those items in a check list form that you need to think about and pick the choices that work best for your situation. While medicare coverage...

Especially Trying

This week’s report from the Brookings Institute authors reflects on the impact of the coronavirus and tells us “As painful as this episode has been for all Americans, it has also been especially trying for older individuals.” If you read any newspaper it is as if we...

An all-encompassing view

This week’s article makes a valid point, that “safeguarding financial wellness requires an all-encompassing view of a person. This means considering their tangible assets (including savings and property), but also less tangible assets such as health, skills and career...

More Fiscally Conservative Yet Simultaneously More Freeing

More Fiscally Conservative Yet Simultaneously More Freeing This week’s article tells a story we are all too familiar with: “Approaching retirement at age 65, John and Jill Smith realized their monthly income from Social Security and pensions total $700 less than their...

Causing Worry

The ongoing pandemic is causing people to worry, “whether they are approaching their retirement age or just starting out in their career – anxious about their finances, and retirement plans. This is the reason why more and more people are increasingly considering...

Some Critical Moves

This week’s article points out that “Social Security payments are one of the biggest assets that most people have,” and “how you handle that income has an important impact on an overall plan.” A “critical move” that is highlighted is not only to know your full...

Building a Portfolio with Principal Protection

Building a Portfolio with Principal Protection This week’s article reminds us that pre-retirees can “diversify their portfolio in a way that distributes risk and prepares their retirement savings for growth in a variety of economic environments. It’s even possible to...

Solutions not Problems

If you are like many, you are tired of reading so much about the negative consequences of COVID on our finances, employment and plans – whatever they may be, and you long to hear more about solutions. This week’s article tells us things we already know - that the...

Formula for the math

Commentary: I’ve been asked to explain how the dollar amount of what someone receives in social security is impacted by their age at filing for SS. This week’s article does that. It tells us “One of the most important factors affecting your retirement security is how...

Back Roads of the Economy

J.P. Morgan’s chief global strategist David Kelley recently gave a speech concerning there still being a long way to go before the US has a full economic recovery and it is “therefore wise for investors to be cautious.” “He compared the current situation to when he...