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Your Health, & Happiness


The holidays are the time we come together to give thanks and celebrate. It can also be a stressful time full of demands to cook, decorate and spend money. Sometimes the stresses crowd out the fun, so we have to remember to take time to be thankful and practice gratitude …

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Your Future Retirement


This has been a year like no other. As you prepare to say a big buh-bye to 2020, use this list of year-end tax planning tips for 2020 and beyond to help launch you into a better future. In 2020, the rules were updated for everything from tax withholding to …

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16 Retirement Numbers


Figuring out if you can retire securely can sometimes feel like the most complicated word problem ever.  Just figuring out which retirement number to worry about can be perplexing.  And then there is the further complication of knowing how they all fit together. Here is your guide to the 11 …

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How to Retire Abroad


Are you wondering how to to retire overseas? If so, you’re in good company! Retiring Overseas Has Almost Doubled in Popularity Retiring abroad has become increasingly popular.  According to the Social Security Administration, the number of retirees who draw Social Security outside the U.S. jumped 40%, to more than 413,000, …

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The Ulysses Strategy


The Ulysses Strategy (Ulysses is the Latin name for Odysseus) is a method financial planners developed to keep savers and investors from listening to the sirens’ call that could wreck their financial ship. The Story of Ulysses and the Sirens In “The Odyssey,” the great adventurer Odysseus spends ten years …

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6 Retirement Investments


Saving for retirement is hard.  However, when you are still working, creating a retirement investment plan can be relatively straightforward.  The goal is to simply grow the money. But, when you retire, your investment goals become multi-faceted, layered, and downright complicated. You still want your money to grow, but you …

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Your Retirement Savings

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9 Ways to Overcome the Terror of Spending Terror about retirement spending is not uncommon. In fact, most people are worried about spending their nest egg and running out of money. After all, you have been conditioned for decades to earn, not spend. You were probably a teenager when you …

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Start a Retirement Club


Plan for a Happier Wealthier Future Feeling excited, overwhelmed or unsure about retirement?  Start a retirement club!We all need help with our retirement plans but very few of us turn to friends for that support.  A retirement club — kind of like a book club where you discuss retirement topics …

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We’re in a Recession, but Don’t Worry — You Can Recession-Proof Your RetirementIt’s official. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the U.S. economy officially entered a recession in February of 2020. First, the Bad News The bad news is, the most optimistic economic scenarios of a V-shaped …

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Orchid or a Dandelion?


When It Comes to Retirement, Dr. Thomas Boyce is a pediatrician and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. His best-selling book The Orchid and the Dandelion summarizes two types of individuals: dandelions (hardy and propagating) and orchids (requires extraordinary …

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