As the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus flows through our nation’s population, many Americans may find themselves working shorter shifts, working from home, on paid or unpaid medical leave, furloughed or even laid off. While additional remedies from federal, state and local governments may be forthcoming to help households sustain financial stability, there are programs… Read More
According to Fidelity, a 65-year-old couple can expect to pay an estimated $285,000 in health care costs for retirement. Not a lot of Americans understand the high costs of health care and a lot of that is because of misconceptions about health care and Medicare. Unraveling these misconceptions is only part of the problem in… Read More
Retirement is one of the most important life stages a person will go through, and with people living longer, the need to properly plan for retirement is critical. This can be a daunting undertaking. In this show, we’ll look at some key points that can help get you on the right track to planning a… Read More
Pandemic or not, America’s businesses clearly need a plan to survive an economic downturn. If the owner of a small business has not delegated authority, a health issue affecting the owner could derail that business. The closing of a town’s major employer can drive customers of small businesses out of town to work elsewhere. Damage… Read More
The research firm Spectrem Group estimated that at the end of 2019 there were 11 million millionaires in the U.S. By the end of the first quarter in 2020, that number had dropped by at least half a million. Clearly, the recent stock market woes have taken a toll on everyone, not just the working… Read More
When times get tough, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by feelings of doubt. But is that really the best way to succeed? Today we’ll talk about how you can make a shift to focus on the silver lining in the darkest of days, and how to identify opportunities for success in challenging times.
Financial advisors often tell clients to keep an emergency fund of liquid assets, with enough to cover three to six months of living expenses. It makes you wonder why America’s largest companies don’t maintain a similar practice, with three to six months of emergency savings to help keep workers on payroll during difficult times. Unfortunately,… Read More