Writing can be a great hobby to pick up in retirement. Maybe you've had an idea for a TV show for a long time, or you've always wanted to try writing a novel. Now can be a great time to start! The most important rule for writing is to just do it. This may seem [...]
Knowing what we know now, past decisions might have been made differently. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. When it comes to investing money, you don’t want to make detrimental mistakes that will leave you wishing you’d made different decisions in the past. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss why you shouldn’t take the same financial risks in retirement as you might have in your 30s and 40s.
Our current economic situation is complex and, in some ways, unprecedented. Because of the pandemic, we have seen massive changes in how the market behaves, and we are having to readjust how we approach retirement planning. Government Payouts One of the major changes that we saw during the pandemic was the government directly stepping in [...]
Going to museums can be a truly joyful experience that offers a wealth of cultural, historical, and artistic treasures. Here are some of the reasons why visiting museums can be such a rewarding experience. Cultural enrichment: Museums offer a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures and gain a deeper understanding of the world around [...]
Are you ready for some spring cleaning? More than just your closet or garage, you might want to assess what’s in your financial closet. You might not want to address everything in there, but it would be wise to review it with your advisor. We’ve all made bad financial deci-sions, you just have to learn from them. In this episode, Brian shares some tips on how to clean up your financial closet.
You’ve likely heard the news that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has experienced a financial shock. In a matter of a few short days, Silicon Valley Bank lost its funds and went under. So, let's get into the facts that can help put this event into context. The Series of Events Before interest rates started to [...]
What Is Rolling Recession You may have noticed that the economy after the pandemic has been very up and down. And while there has been talk of a possible recession for a few years now, we have yet to completely enter a recession. A recession is traditionally defined as a consistent, widespread downturn in the [...]
Somewhere around 1999 and 2000, television started to change. Sitcoms were still very popular, and weekly dramas were also big, but several shows revolutionized how we think of television. They turned television into a medium for long-form, poetic storytelling. Before Netflix and streaming services pumped out shows as 8-hour binges, the following shows of the [...]
From financial plans to home remodeling, it’s common to be tempted to DIY your way there. But should you? When you do it on your own, you may be swayed by emotions or confusion. Financial planning can be complicated. Have you thought about taxes or estate planning or when to withdraw and from where? Having a financial advisor can help navi-gate those emotions and decisions so you can feel more at ease.
Over the course of your life, you have probably acquired several different retirement accounts, and you have likely considered many kinds of retirement strategies. The key now, if you have recently retired or you are about to retire, is to start putting those different pieces together to form a complete picture of what you have [...]