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The Great Retirement Hoax: Why Focusing On Money Alone Will Not Be Enough

March 19, 2019

Photo by Rebecca Matthews on Unsplash You have watched the myriad of commercials depicting couples living happily ever after in retirement. Pictures of healthy looking retirees on a sailboat or couples holding hands while on a river cruise of the Danube River. Fun and adventure all made possible by the gentle and skillful guidance of a […]

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5 Things Experienced Investors Know About Surviving a Stock Market Crash

March 15, 2019

You have seen this movie before. And even if you are too young to remember you vividly remember your parent’s screams. Yes, the stock market is crashing and you are paralyzed with fear. All that hard earned money you invested and puff, it’s all gone. Maybe not quite an Animal House “7 years down the […]

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7 Regrets Happy Retirees Will Never Have

March 15, 2019

Photo by Lucian Andrei on Unsplash Life can be full of regrets. When you are young you might regret not asking somebody out, or not trying out for the basketball team. In middle age, you might regret not taking that overseas assignment that was offered to you, or buying that bigger house in the suburbs that […]

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Warning: Why Low-Cost ETF’s Won’t Protect You From Mr. Market

March 14, 2019

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash Market corrections are never fun. After a long period of uninterrupted stock market gains, Mr. Market finally decided last October to turn down with a vengeance. From the peak in early October to late December Mr. Market (aka “the stock market”) was down about 20%. Since then the market […]

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5 Simple Life Rules to Grease Your Retirement

November 29, 2018

Retirement can be viewed as a blessing or a curse depending on how you prepare yourself for this new phase in life. It is common for people to emphasize the financial side of retirement. They’ll focus on putting money aside in their 401(k)’s. They will start reading all the literature on creating an income in […]

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5 Reasons Why People Hate Thinking about Retirement

November 19, 2018

Over 10,000 Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age every single day in the US. This will go on every day over the next 12 years. Not all of them will officially retire but in most cases, as workers reach the magical age of 65 the clock is ticking. This is not only happening in the […]

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Stop Procrastinating — start being P.R.O.A.C.T.I.V.E about your Retirement

November 9, 2018

Baby Boomers are retiring in droves these days. Many of them are unprepared to deal with this new phase in life. As with anything in life things don’t happen overnight. You don’t suddenly become financially literate at the age of 60 or 65. A successful retirement requires lots of preparation — financial as well as non-financial. It […]

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Personal Growth Isn’t Just for Millennials — Baby Boomers Take Notice

September 28, 2018

The personal growth or self-improvement industry is primarily targeted at younger people and many Baby Boomers feel that the advice offered does not apply to them. All this talk about following your dreams, quit your job today, get your side hustle going, become a digital nomad, find your purpose and so on is often lost […]

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Is Your Caution Today Hurting Your Tomorrow?

August 16, 2018

How our brain works: We all think that we are fully rational all the time but in reality the way our brains operate that is not always the case. One of the key functions of the brain is self-defense. When the brain perceives danger it makes automatic adjustments to protect itself. When it perceives discomfort it […]

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3 Huge Retirement Mistakes You can Easily Avoid

July 23, 2018

The word retirement either brings tears of joy or looks of concern to people transitioning into this stage of life. Some people are super eager to put their daily grind behind and look forward to their new life of leisure. Others don’t quite feel the same. The loss of their identity associated with the role […]

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