1. The Benefits Of Working With A Financial Planner

    Financial planning is, unfortunately, not always an easy task to undertake. For most of us, money is not something that is particularly easy to come by. For this reason, planning for the future and your end goal of retirement can seem near to impossible. The good news is that by working with a financial planner, you can improve your odds of success. Instead of facing this overwhelming task alone w…Read More

  2. Why Downsizing Is A Great Retirement Strategy (And Some Tips If You Decide To Do So)

    Is living in your large home where you raised your family starting to not make as much sense? You might have three or more extra bedrooms that have been collecting dust. You’re watering a lawn and heating a home that you don’t use the entirety of anymore. On top of that, as we age, it can become increasingly difficult to handle everyday necessary tasks that you used to easily accomplish. It al…Read More

  3. Why Life Insurance Is an Important Part of Financial Planning

    Life insurance is an important facet of your financial planning. Most people treat their life insurance as a way to pay for their funeral expenses after they've died, but the reality is a good life insurance policy should be for between five and seven times your annual income. This gives those you leave behind a way to replace your income in case of your death, as well as pay for your final expens…Read More

  4. The Impact of Divorce on Your Retirement Planning

    No one plans on getting a divorce, but the truth is half of all American marriages end in divorce. When it comes to retirement planning, divorce can have a hugely negative impact on your finances. In some states, couples are required to split their retirement funds with the exes, particularly if the money was earned while the couple was together. The rules for splitting assets such as retirement a…Read More

  5. Why Singles Have a Harder Time With Retirement Planning

    The Motley Fool, a website devoted to investing and finances, recently reported on data released by the Social Security Administration which noted that "non-married people face a much tougher retirement than married people do." In fact, they found that the average single person's annual retirement income was less than half that of a married person. Single retirees are bringing in less than $19,00…Read More

  6. 2 Reasons Why Proper Financial Planning Is Crucial

    Before you begin thinking about how to start your retirement planning, it's important that you understand why retirement planning is so important to your future (and your loved ones' future). While this may seem trivial to you at first, surprisingly, the key components of planning for retirement run contrary to popular belief. Proper implementation of all the key components of retirement planning …Read More