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Planning for a Successful Marriage in Retirement

Anyone who has been married for a long time knows that there are ups and downs. As is the case with any meaningful relationship, you do not always see eye to eye in every circumstance. Sometimes, that results in a disagreement, but usually, you end up working it out, compromising, or at the very least agreeing to disagree.

When it comes to transitioning to retirement, a fair amount of strain can be put on even the happiest of marriages. With any major life change, there comes an adjustment period and a time to manage your expectations and reach compromises with your spouse about what you see your retirement looking like.

What to Do When There Is Threat of Market Fluctuation

One of our responsibilities as an investment advisor is to help you put market news in its proper perspective, especially when the media is reporting the potential for global market corrections in the wake of political events, like the replacement of Fed Chair Janet Yellen. If you’re reading the popular press, you’re seeing a lot…

Nearing Retirement? Steps to Take for a Confident Transition

All of us dream of a confident retirement. For some, the first thing that comes to mind when imagining retirement is simply relaxing. And while spending your days on the golf course might be fun for a while, true happiness in retirement is usually found in finding new routines, interests, and opportunities that a confident retirement can provide. The opportunity to do more of what you want to do and less of what you are bound to do is the true goal of retirement planning.

How Aging Can Impact Your Financial Plan

The retirement planning process requires preparing for the unexpected. What happens if your carefully laid plan is beset by an unforeseen medical issue? Chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s – or any other illness that inevitably leads to a substantially diminished physical or mental capacity – can quickly overwhelm even the most carefully constructed retirement plan. Having contingency conversations with your planner often and early will help establish the trust needed to facilitate open and honest communication in the event of such an unanticipated event.

Ease Your Concerns About Having Enough for Retirement

When working Americans think about retirement, many are fearful that their savings will not last as long as they need it to. According to 2016 research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, running out of money is the top concern for those approaching their retirement. People are living longer lives and retirement savings has not caught up with our increased longevity yet. There are things that you can do to reduce the risk of outliving your money and ease your fears about your retirement years.