Insurance

August 12, 2019

What to do in retirement and why it matters

It’s finally time to retire. Now what? Do you spend time on the golf course? Are you looking forward to spending your days with your grandchildren? Do you already have a month-long vacation booked to Europe? Retirement looks different for everyone, depending on age, lifestyle preferences, and personality. Retirement is about freedom and carefree days, right? So why does it matter what you do during retirement?    The truth is that the days during your retirement matter just as much as the days preceding it, especially when it comes to your finances. Here are some tips on what you could […]
August 6, 2019

Women and finance: Staying involved

In 1809, Mary Kies became the first American woman to hold a U.S. patent in her own name for her original way to weave straw with silk.    In 1825, Rebecca Lukens became the first female CEO of an industrial company in the United States, and was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame in 1994.    In 1839, Mississippi passed the Married Women’s Property Act, which gradually strengthened women’s claims to ownership and financial independence.    Just think, this was all before women were even allowed to vote!    Women have been more than involved in business and […]
August 2, 2016

Whole Life Insurance – It Just Plain Sucks

Yes, I said it. Whole Life Insurance Just Plain Sucks! My Mom always told me to never use that word.  That it’s not proper or nice to use.  And I agree, unless something really does suck.  And whole life fits the bill. From my seat as a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, many people have brought in their whole life statements over the years.  Typically they were sold their whole life policy by a college buddy that was just getting started and they wanted to help them out.  Others are successful business owners that needed some form of insurance and they were […]