planning for retirement

Hemline Index

Hemline Index

“The future’s uncertain but the end is always near.” Jim Morrison, the Doors, “Roadhouse Blues”. Many investors are losing valuable sleep listening to the misguided, canary-in-the-coal-mine commentators expounding on an imminent stock market crash due to a future recession (the “R” word). Paradoxically, if too many investors believe the same thing, as fate would have …

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

Déjà Vu All Over Again

INVESTMENT FADS ARE NOTHING NEW. WHEN SELECTING STRATEGIES FOR THEIR PORTFOLIOS, INVESTORS ARE OFTEN TEMPTED TO SEEK OUT THE LATEST AND GREATEST INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES. Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalize on developments such as the perceived relative strength of particular geographic regions, technological changes in the economy, or the popularity of different …

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Transforming Our Retirement Landscape

Transforming Our Retirement Landscape

Over the last few decades, more and more workplaces left the traditional pension-retirement, and changed over to a more individually focused retirement plan, with the emergence of 401(k)s. Less responsibility is placed on the employer to ensure their employees have enough for retirement, and more responsibility is put on the shoulders of employees to ensure …

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Empathic Listening and Building Trust

Empathic Listening and Building Trust

The Greek witch-goddess Circe gave her son Telegonus a poisoned spear to protect him on his journey to find his father Odysseus. When Telegonus finally found Odysseus he inadvertently killed his father with the magic weapon. This is similar to some of the consequences we may inadvertently incur when we try to administer well-meaning advice …

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Visualizing Goals for a Confident Financial Future

Visualizing Goals for a Confident Financial Future

“THERE’S NO SCARCITY OF OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A LIVING AT WHAT YOU LOVE. THERE IS ONLY A SCARCITY OF RESOLVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.” – Wayne Dyer, author and new-age thinker This past year we (Walter and I) wrote a book, “The Millionaire Within”. We are proud to announce that it has been published and that …

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Fast Times- Evaluate Your Commitments as Often as Your iOS

Fast Times: Evaluate Your Commitments as Often as Your iOS

All we have to do to create the future is to change the nature of our conversations, to go from blame to ownership, and from bargaining to commitment, and from problem-solving to possibility. Peter Block, American Author Remember the days when you were young and saved your money to buy something you really wanted? When …

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