Retirement

July 20, 2021

Can You Ask Better Questions?

Do I have enough? As you approach making work optional, you begin to dwell on this question. Have I saved enough? Do I have enough? It’s certainly a subjective question because what’s enough for me may not be enough for you. It all depends on how much it costs to live the life you want to live and how you are going to live when work is optional for you. But more than asking this question, I’d propose you ask yourself a second and third question: Do I have enough to do? Have I had enough? Do I have enough […]
July 20, 2021

The Meaning of Life

Love your God. Help your neighbor. Give your time and talents to worthy goals. Honor your word. Keep an open mind. Inspire your family. Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed. Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, Physical, and Financial Strength.  Those who retire only to a life of leisure will soon find leisure to become work. As my Pastor, Adam Hamilton once said, “When fun becomes work, it’s no longer fun. I can eat 9 cookies for fun, but the 10th is work!” How many people do you know who have relocated for retirement to play golf only to find […]
June 17, 2021

Are You Between Your 50th Birthday and Becoming Work Optional?

Are you between your 50th birthday and work being optional? If so, keep reading to learn about my offer of something priceless to you, for nothing. If not, pass this information along to someone you know. It’s that important. In America today, there are millions of people1 between their 50th birthday and making work optional. Most of the money these people have saved (and will save over the next five, ten, or fifteen years) is going to be directed into retirement investment accounts. This may well become the most money they’ve ever accumulated in their lives. Chances are you are […]
January 9, 2020

What do I need to know about the SECURE Act?

Before we dive in, understand that the SECURE Act is over 20,000 words long.  (And in fact, the Senate had to tuck it away in a much, much larger appropriations bill to pass it.)  That means there isn’t room to cover every provision of the new law, and many won’t apply to you anyway.  So, what follows is a brief overview of the major changes that could affect your finances. Are you ready?  Then take a deep breath as we review…   Changes to the IRA “stretch” provisions1 For years, one of the most popular estate planning strategies was the […]
September 26, 2019

What Is Wealth Management?

Naturally, we created a mathematical formula to define wealth management. Here’s the formula: WM = IC + AP + RM Wealth Management means different things to different people. But to us, wealth management, the way we think of it starts with Investment Consulting (IC). And really, Investment Consulting deals with the number one concern that our successful clients have who want to make smart decisions about their money. Now the challenge for everyone is that 100% of financial advisors say they do this and obviously some do it better than others. In addition, we think there’s another key element called […]
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 […]