Retirement

July 16, 2020

Holding Colleges Accountable

A report from First Trust Advisors, L.P.: It’s time to think about something other than COVID, statues, the election, and defunding the police. How about higher education? Specifically, student loans and grants. Just like the bipartisan efforts to making housing more affordable, these programs were well-intentioned. But, also like the housing market, they have led to serious problems. The US has about $1.5 trillion in student debt outstanding, more than subprime mortgage loans in 2007. We’re not worried these loans will cause a collapse in the economy, but they are a major burden that must be dealt with at some […]
July 9, 2020

The Economy and The Virus

A report from First Trust Advisors, L.P.: Not since the 1960s and 70s has the United States experienced social upheaval like it is experiencing today. We have protests (both peaceful and otherwise), and a massively divided political landscape. On top of that, we have a virus that is spreading across the country, creating fear and an acceptance of economic shutdowns. Originally, the scientists said we needed 15 days to slow the spread. These same scientists have consistently lengthened the time they believe keeping the economy relatively closed is a good idea. Yet, eventually, as the number of new cases of […]
July 26, 2016

Make Retirement Great Again

It Is Our Goal At True To Make Retirement Great Again As an advisor in the greatest country in the world, I’m blessed to work with fantastic clients. They have long aspired to a work-optional lifestyle. Some chose to work part-time or volunteer for incredible causes. But most are fully retired traveling the country, hiking, biking, enjoying family and grandkids, attending sporting events, pursuing hobbies, boating, skiing…the list goes on and on. Very Few Investors Inherited Their Wealth Was it pure luck that landed these clients in such a great spot? I can tell you with 100% confidence that all of […]
April 22, 2016

Time to Retire?

When was the last time you set out to create a financial plan or heaven forbid, a comprehensive wealth management plan focused on your retirement? How many pages were created to help you to better analyze your picture of retirement? 75, 100, even 200 pages. I don’t know about you, but that many pages doesn’t get many people excited about retirement planning! In fact, if you are like most people, 93%1 don’t have a written financial plan anyway! Usually because of one of two reasons, everything changes, so why plan in so much detail; or the task seems too daunting, […]