5 Life Stages: Paths to Saving for Retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, your life can be divided into five stages, each with its own challenges. As you move through each stage, you should consider how much time is left until you retire, how much you can afford to invest toward retirement, and how much risk you are willing to take with your investments. Through proper planning and saving, retirement can be something you look

Retirement Plan Account Review is Key

Keeping tabs on your retirement accounts is a balancing act, particularly if you have more than one. Although some favor the set-it-and-forget-it approach, it’s wise to regularly review your accounts to ensure that you’re heading in the right direction.

Guidance for Remaining Calm During Volatile Times

There are several certainties in life—death, taxes, and, yes, market volatility. Fluctuations in your 401(k) or retirement savings account can stir up feelings of stress, panic, and anxiety, particularly when your hard-earned retirement dollars are at stake. But overreaction to these fluctuations is one of the biggest risks that retirement investors face. So in turbulent financial times,

Plotting Your Way Toward Retirement: 5 Positive Financial Habits

Like most people, you probably have a vivid, exciting picture of what your ideal retirement will look like. Maybe it’s spending time with family at a beach house, crossing off the book titles that have accumulated on your to-read list, or finally being able to volunteer enough of your time to make a difference for your favorite charity. But there’s no doubt that the journey to retirement is long

You CAN Transform Your Life When You Spend Time Instead of Money

Yes, you have the power to transform your life and be free from the burden of finances. I’ve seen it firsthand so many times in working with clients from all walks of life. What would it feel like to experience the joy of not having to worry? What would it be like to have cash in the bank, investments that are earning you money, and confidence that you are on-track to reach your goals? The

Overcoming Financial Anxiety

No one needs stress in their life. But money is often the number one stressor that leads to depression and anxiety. In my 15 years as a financial advisor, it never ceases to amaze me how my daily conversations with clients can be so emotional because money is the primary tool that allows us to function in life. Virtually no life decision can be made without giving at least some thought to

Socially Responsible Investing

You may have heard it called "green investing," or "values-based investing," but what do those terms mean? What is socially responsible investing? According to The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (also called "SRI" or "socially responsible investing") is "an investment discipline that considers environmental, social, and

5 Financial Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is in the air, which for many means waking up from hibernation and cleaning out the clutter. Don’t forget about clearing the cobwebs from your “financial house,” too! Even if you recently took a look at your finances as you prepared for tax season, here are five areas that could use your attention.1. Dust off your credit report and scoreIf you’re concerned about identity theft or you’re

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