All is not lost. If you planned a multicity tour across Europe or Asia this summer, you’ve probably already rethought those plans. But that doesn’t mean you have to abandon the idea of a vacation altogether. Perhaps a domestic destination, a little ingenuity and a lot of family unity are just what you need. As… Read More
When you build your financial house, where do you start? It starts with a blueprint, a plan. But what makes up the essential parts of a house? The foundation, walls and the roof. As with any house, you want a strong foundation for which to build the house on and then fortify your house with… Read More
In 2000, actors Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey starred in “Pay It Forward.” The premise of the film is that a person repays a favor by offering small acts of kindness to more people. This concept of paying it forward leads to an exponential movement of goodwill. Social Security works a bit like that. In… Read More
When we think about retirement and what you need to focus on with your money, four things often come to mind, and we think that everyone in retirement needs at least these four things in their plan in varying levels – Protection, Growth Potential, Income and Liquidity.
Research has found that over a 150-year period (1870 to 2015), owning a home has proved to be one of the most stable and secure holdings compared to other types of investments. While offering the added benefits of providing shelter and leaving it as a legacy, residential property is generally viewed as a financial asset… Read More
Follow the plan. It’s the single most important document you’ll have in retirement, because without it, you’re wandering aimlessly. But a plan is more than a 5-step, 10-step or etc. process. Your retirement plan should have subsections for each plan, to potentially prepare yourself for unseen scenarios that may pop up. And most likely, these… Read More
Consumer prices fell by 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, the biggest drop in more than a dozen years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Conversely, prices for grocery items jumped 2.6%, the highest one-month increase in 46 years, with eggs rising by 16%.1 What’s going on here? Well, the devil is in… Read More