You don’t work and save for decades hoping for a “ho-hum” retirement. No, you’ve got dreams and plans for this stage of life to be truly “golden.”
So what does a happy retirement look like for you? Every retirement looks different, and it’s important to create one that works for you. Let’s uncover our top tips on how to achieve a retirement you can be happy with.
Can you believe 2022 is already winding down? If there’s ever a time when we need to stop and take stock of all that we have to be grateful for, it’s now. With the dramatic events of the last two years, many of us were hoping that 2022 would be a fresh start. Although this year brought its own set of challenges (and it would be all too easy to focus only on the bad!), we are using this Thanksgiving season to cultivate a heart of gratitude and acknowledge the many things we have to be thankful for.
Change can be difficult to put into motion. We get used to our routines, our favorite take-out spot, a certain hairstyle. If we do something different, what if we don’t like the result?
Retirement is a brand-new journey, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. You are leaving behind the security and comfort of a steady paycheck and structured schedule and trading it for the unknown of finite resources and endless free time. It can be quite a shock to your system and may take a lot of time to adjust to a new way of life. You may be asking yourself if all your hard work will pay off.
No one ever enters marriage expecting to get divorced. This can be one of life’s most difficult transitions and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Losing someone you once loved and breaking apart the life and family you built together with your partner can be an emotionally exhausting experience. But, like marriage, divorce is a legal event that requires a lot of thought and consideration, especially for your financial future. Consider these tips before you get divorced to help prepare you for this new phase of life.
Having spent over 25 years in the financial services industry, I have worked with countless very different and very talented individuals. Despite my clients coming from all kinds of backgrounds and professions, they all seem to make the same mistakes. Let’s break down some of the biggest financial mistakes I see people make so you can avoid them.
If there is anything we learned in the last two years, it’s that nothing is certain. When the world is unstable, the market usually responds with volatility. While you can’t control the markets, you can control your response to market volatility. That’s where we come in. Here’s how we are watching over our clients’ finances and taking proactive steps to help manage their wealth.
What does being financially successful mean to you? While Warren Buffet says, “I measure success by how many people love me,”1 Jeff Bezos says that to be successful, “You must create more than you consume.”2 So although there’s no single definition of what it means to be financially successful, certain core behaviors and habits can help you get there. Let’s explore the top 6 habits of financially successful people to keep in mind as you’re working toward your own version of financial success.
Did you know that one of the biggest “secrets” to achieving financial success is working with a financial advisor?1 Yes, it’s true. But there is a persistent misconception that financial advisors are only for wealthy people. In reality, advisors work with a broad range of clients, creating a path toward financial success by helping them avoid common financial mistakes.
Thinking about the potential death of a spouse is probably one of the most heart-wrenching and uncomfortable things to do. But do you know what’s even worse? Being caught unprepared as you wade through what feels like insurmountable grief. And considering the difference in life expectancies of men and women, widowhood is a possibility you need to take seriously.