Avoiding The Retirement Crisis

Social Security is a cornerstone of many retirees’ planned income stream, but it’s only one part of a sound retirement system.

How Much to Invest for Retirement – or Christmas

I love Christmas, I really do. The signs of Christmas seem to be popping up all over the place. The commercials on every channel, twenty-four hour Hallmark movies, the Christmas displays downtown, the crisp in the air . . . and the release of the Christmas Club funds. Friends of ours, Jim and Becky, reminded […]

Seriously . . . How Much Do You Really Need?

Each year, I trek over to Sandwich to see my primary care, Dr. Hannah, for a routine visit. After we have a few laughs and solve all the worlds political issues, he checks my blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and he makes sure my heart’s still ticking. But then life gets busy and I find myself […]

Don’t Count on Retiring When You Expect

You know the saying “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life”? For many people, that’s such a true statement that they work almost up until the day they die. I have a friend like that, let’s call her Maggie. I have known Maggie for over 20 years. She is […]