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Five ways to create wealth

You don’t need to be an investment expert to begin building a nest egg for retirement. Consistently saving a modest amount and investing it in a low-cost fund can lead to impressive gains over time. If you qualify for tax breaks and employer contributions, you can grow your retirement savings even faster. Here are five…

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Getting the Bucket List in Motion

Many retirees have a bucket list. Hopefully, you have envisioned your retirement as a time to try new things, travel to places you have always wanted to go and do the things you didn’t have time for during your working years. Here are five steps to help you achieve the items on your bucket list…

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Taking the Long View

Several of my clients have expressed an interest in getting more aggressive with their investments, based on the recent election.  One of my jobs as an advisor is to help my clients take the long view with their money.  The stock market has gone up since the election and stocks are near record high valuations…

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Health care can drain SS benefits

Health care costs could drain your Social Security benefits in retirement, especially if you’re a woman. The average woman could spend an estimated 70 percent of her retirement check on health care costs, according to a recent study by the Nationwide Retirement Institute. The average man fares better, but still uses nearly half of his…

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Parents and Millennials

Baby boomers are putting their retirements at risk by spending too much on their adult children. With real wages stagnant and unemployment among those age 16 to 24 running above 12 percent, large numbers of households continue to dole out cash to children no longer in school, covering rent, cell phones, cars, and vacations. A July…

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More than 80% of retired Americans are stressed about their finances and health.  Joining them are the over  78 million Baby Boomers in the next decade.  Most are woefully unprepared.  The Retirement Peace Project provides non-commercial retirement education, planning and ongoing coaching.

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