Reframing the Social Security Claiming Decision for Married Couples
For many, correctly answering the question, “When should I begin to take my Social Security benefits?” is a critical step toward making sure their retirement income and savings last at least as l... Read more
Minimize Regret Over Maximizing Returns
By Doug Buchan
“Maximizing returns” is a phrase that you’ll hear bandied about ad nauseam on both Wall Street and Main Street. As in, “My goal is to maximize my returns.” Is it though? Is that really the goal?... Read more
Cultivating an Abundance Mindset, Even in Difficult Times
By Becca Craig
Cultivating an “abundance mindset” might be far down your list of what needs attention today. In times such as these, you might even believe that the thing most in abundance right now is a mounti... Read more
Have a Conversation, for You and Your Family
During this pandemic, you may have family or friends whose health has been directly affected by COVID-19. And the longer you live, the more people you know will face significant health concerns.... Read more
Is COVID-19 Creating An Education Planning Crisis?
By Tim Maurer
Few things in our lives have been so dramatically altered throughout the COVID-19 crisis as school and education. From online coursework to cancelled proms to a March devoid of Madness but full o... Read more
What Is ‘Bracket Creep’ and How Do You Avoid It?
With so much financial information coming at us each day, and at a time when everything seems to be changing, trying to stay on top of the terminology can be overwhelming. It can be a daunting ta... Read more
What Illustrating Your Wealth Transfer Plan Can Show You at a Glance
By Stan Purvis
We all know that legal documents, at least for those of us who aren’t attorneys, can be complex and often overwhelming to digest. Your estate planning documents, for example, likely contain dozen... Read more
Money and Happiness
“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.” – Benjamin Franklin Contrary to the popular saying, money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it in the right way. Behavioral economi... Read more
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