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Remember These Fashion Trends of the 60s & 70s?

It’s no doubt that, when it comes to fashion, the 60s and 70s carried the most vibrant, electric trends. Your generation has made the largest footprint in the world of fashion, creating iconic and stylish clothing that, even today, still resurfaces and remains just as cool. You may have already noticed the unexpected return of [...]

The Value of Opening a Roth IRA at the End of the Year

These days, retirement planning will likely involve Individual Retirement Accounts in one way or another. Whether you’re looking to roll over a 401(k), optimize your withdrawal timing, or take advantage of catch-up contributions, your IRA strategy may be one of the main components of your income strategy. So, let’s talk about the Roth IRA and [...]

Revisiting 5 Books That Defined a Generation

Take a moment to consider the world around you. You may be experiencing unrelenting change in your life – the pandemic, economic turbulence, or our society’s increasing reliance on technology – and you may think things look or feel unfamiliar and hectic. But it’s important to remember that your voice and your unique experience as [...]

3 Ways the Gender Pay Gap Affects Women in Retirement

There has historically been a pay gap between men and women for comparable jobs which favors men. This phenomenon generally affects retirement funds as well – this is called the gender retirement gap.[1] On average, women earn 17% less than men, taking home $89 compared to the man’s $100.[2] The gender pay gap has lasted [...]

Making the Switch to Paying Yourself

You’ve probably had a daily routine for most of your life – from tying your tie and greeting your coworkers to loosening that tie when you get home. When thinking about retirement, not only does your daily routine change but your financial routine does too. In your working years, you made sure to have a [...]

3 Ways to Cope with the Retirement Blues

Settling down for retirement after many years of work can feel like a sigh of relief, a moment to catch your breath and slow down. However, this shift in lifestyle can also bring up feelings of sadness, anxiety, and loss of purpose. Studies show that a third of retirees develop symptoms of depression,[1] especially those who [...]

Can You Turn Investment Losses Into Tax Gains?

When markets take a spill, especially when it comes to your retirement investments, it’s harder to find ways to meet your financial goals. If you were relying on IRA or 401(k) withdrawals to cover your expenses, doing so when markets are down would decrease the lifespan of your savings. And if you’re nearing retirement, market [...]

4 Unconventional Vacations and Relocations

As generations leave the workforce, retirement culture resets and reshapes in unique ways. You may have seen your parents choose to retire at home or in their community, but Baby Boomers have taken a different approach to retirement by relocating further from their hometowns or staying on the road for their retirement years. If you’re [...]

Does the 4% Rule Really Work?

During your saving years, your main goal is to accumulate wealth so that you have the resources to achieve a comfortable retirement. But that is just half the battle. How you use your savings to cover your living costs is the real key to living the retirement you dream of. You may have done some [...]

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