Author: chris

how to manage money during retirement

The Art of Planning Your Retirement Take a deep breath and relax.  Retirement planning can be stressful and overwhelming, but it should be a time of excitement as we imagine and pursue our ideal future.  We are being asked to plan the last 1/3rd of our lives before we get there.  That’s a big task […]

Top Of Mind

Practicing Mindfulness With Money Can Help Boost Your Financial Wellness Many people practice mindfulness through yoga, tai chi or other forms of movement, often incorporating breathing exercises. Others rely on their smart watch or phone to ping them at the same time each day, urging them to practice it for a few minutes. While there […]

Pay It Forward

Looking To Teach a Child Some Important Money Lessons? Consider a Roth Custodial IRA. You started early and have saved hard in your 401(k). You’ve also paid close attention to your investing strategy over the years. And you definitely understand the benefits of tax-deferred compounding over the long term and the potential for growth. Heck, […]

Eliminating the Guesswork

Creating an estate plan is a key component of achieving financial wellness Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about end-of-life planning on a daily basis. But you may have loved ones who will soon face those issues. While it’s not pleasant to think about, you may be the one who ends up having […]

Taking a Hike

Four ways interest Rate Hikes Can Affect Your Finances Unless you live on another planet, you are fully aware of this thing called inflation — whether you’re at the grocery store, a gas station, buying clothes online, hiring a contractor or doing almost any other thing that requires spending money for something. Earlier this year, […]

Everything’s Better With Bacon

Everything’s Better With Bacon It even makes understanding inflation easier. “Bacon’s the best. Even the frying of bacon sounds like applause. Bacon bits are like the fairy dust of the food community.”       – Jim Gaffigan Let’s face it: talking about bacon is always fun. It can even help illustrate a topic that has been […]

The Many Faces of Risk

Before You Begin The Many Faces of Risk Knowing the different types of investment risk can help you cope with market volatility. When was the last time you checked your retirement plan balance? If your balance was less than it was the last time you checked, you probably felt a bit of pain. Everybody does. […]

Appetite for Risk

Description Investing is a risky business. Understanding the different types of investment risk and the impacts they play on returns is critical for planning a successful, long-term investment strategy. Body Many prospective investors eventually shy away from a commitment when they hear the dreaded “R” word: risk. By itself, risk is innocuous, carrying no special […]

Common Retirement Investment Mistakes

Description There are a few common retirement investment mistakes to keep in mind as you seek to maximize your savings and investments. Body Only one-in-four Americans (27%) feel very confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably when they retire, according to the 2020 Retirement Confidence Survey Summary Report.⁠11 While the number is […]

MONEY MANTRAS

Money Mantras Market swings causing you some anxiety? These four money mantras can help you overcome it. Whether it’s the continuing presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a sudden boost in prices related to gas, food, housing and other essentials, supply chain hiccups, an uncertain labor market (or any number of other things), the stock market […]