Everywhere you turn, there’s someone talking about COVID-19, and it can honestly get a little overwhelming. We’ve all felt that way at one point or another. One thing you may not have heard, though, is how you can use the COVID-19 crisis to do something besides worry. Instead of it being a … [Read more...] about Using COVID-19 to Benefit Your Retirement Strategy
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Wealth building isn’t about get-rich-quick schemes or chasing the trends in the stock market. Often, it just comes down to making the right financial decisions, big and small, over an extended period of time. Recently, we came across an Investopedia.com article from May 2019 entitled, “3 Simple … [Read more...] about Building Wealth Might Be Simpler Than You Think
If you’ve ever visited New York City, you may have seen the famous bull statue in the Financial District. That bull is considered a sign of optimism, indicative of what’s known as a bull market. A bull market generally refers to a time when the stock market is rising and expected to continue to … [Read more...] about Are You Prepared for a Bear Market?
Being early can be considered a virtue. Just think of some of the proverbs that we’ve all heard hundreds of times over the years: “The early bird gets the worm.” “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” There are many situations where being early … [Read more...] about Three Drawbacks to Early Retirement
More people are saving more money for retirement than they have in the past few decades, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That’s great news! Now, for the not-so-great news. The report, titled “Retirement Security: Income and Wealth Disparities Continue … [Read more...] about Encouraging All to Save for Retirement
Saving for retirement has become much more simple with automated savings for accounts like 401(k)s, but what do you do if you’re self-employed or work at a company that doesn’t offer a retirement plan? According to a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, fewer than half of American … [Read more...] about Creating Your Own Retirement Plan
Typically, when people think about the biggest risks to their financial security in retirement, health care costs come to mind. However, an often-overlooked risk is the costs associated with long-term care. For many Americans, the term “long-term care” has a new sense of urgency – particularly … [Read more...] about Is Your Retirement Prepared for the Costs of Long-Term Care?