The Great Divide
Divorce is stressful enough on its own. The potential complications it creates around retirement can be mitigated with thoughtful planning.
Approaching the Retirement Runway . . . What’s Your Risk Budget and Your Process?
Just like a pilot landing a plane, you face challenges as you approach your retirement runway.
Social Security’s Future
Social Security’s reserves are dwindling and may force changes to funding and benefits. Adapt your retirement plan accordingly.
The Decreasing Value of Social Security Benefits
Social Security uses flawed cost of living calculations that can leave you short in retirement if you don’t plan appropriately.
2020 Elections and Our Future: Who Wins?
The other day I met a old college buddy of mine, Gerry, for lunch and to catch up on each other’s lives. Gerry’s a good family guy, married with 3 teenagers with one in college. He and I can certainly relate to each other these days. Gerry has always been a roast beef sandwich guy […]
How To Avoid These Common Financial Mistakes in 2020
Early to mid January is the time of year when I like to reflect on 2019 so I can then start planning for a productive and satisfying 2020. I find that if I give thought and thanks to the year just passed, I can dive into the new year with renewed energy and focus. Last […]
Retirement and the Role of Generic Toilet Paper
With Maeve home from college last weekend, the girls’ thoughts turned to the approach of Halloween. With just a few weeks left, costumes for Halloween were top priority. Sure, they may not trick-or-treat any longer but what teenager can resist a good costume party? So once they’d landed on their disguise of choice, it was […]
Do You Have a Retirement Blind Spot?
I’ve mentioned here before about the new drivers in our house, Sophie and Phoebe. I won’t lie to you that I have to get mentally prepared before hopping into that passenger’s seat with my new drivers; and may even double up on the blood pressure medicine to boot. Seriously, it’s a great feeling to see […]
Don’t Run Out of Money in Retirement
Last week the Cutters spent the weekend in Dighton to watch Phoebe’s softball tournament. It was a beautiful weekend, and Phoebe brought her best “stuff.” She pitched one heck of a Game One with 11 strikeouts, 2 walks and one unearned run for a win 11-1 against Somerset’s travel team. Game two was a different […]
What’s Your Retirement Age?
A couple Saturdays ago, Jill and I hosted a family party. Our home was full to the brim of grandparents, parents, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. I spent the day moving from group to group, chatting about our plans for the summer, laughing about old times and dissecting James Holzhauer’s historic success on Jeopardy. […]