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Did Early Retirement Sneak Up on You?

Did Early Retirement Sneak Up on You? These are challenging times for so many people.  COVID-19 has forced millions of Americans into an early retirement that they were not anticipating.  Just last week the airline industry announced over 30,000 job cuts. So what are...

Give Your Children or Grandchildren a Very Special Gift

Give Your Children or Grandchildren a Very Special Gift I was recently approached by a prospect who wanted to put some money into an account for his two infant grandchildren.  His thought was to start with $10,000 each and that would cover him for birthday’s and...

Retirement Planning during COVID19

With Arizona’s COVID-19 cases spiking and another mandated shut down, you may be wondering what you should be doing with your retirement finances. We want you to know we are here and ready to help. We are trying to respect your space with the virus floating around to...

COVID-19 and Your 401(k)

The financial crisis that has come with COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on the balances of 401(k)s across the country. The uncertainty of how much this pandemic is going to effect the economy in the future has many people asking what they should be doing with...

Why Attend a Class on Social Security

For the past four years, we have been teaching a class about social security.  You might be asking yourself why it is so important to learn about your social security benefits prior to filing.  Let’s try to put the importance into context.  If your benefit was $2000 a...

How to establish a tax-free retirement

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes. None of us like to hear that word, especially in retirement, but it’s something we all accept.  Did you know it’s possible to enjoy a tax-free retirement?  Yes, you could spend 20-30 years of your retirement in a tax-free world, with...

What is the Stock Market Doing?

Did you see what happened to the stock market this week?  Was it up or was it down? More importantly, what effect did it have on your retirement savings? If you are like most people planning for a retirement of some sort, you probably do not know because you don’t...

What is Wrong with Mutual Funds?

    Mutual Funds with Marc Montini While reviewing a prospective client's existing portfolio, it is not unusual to see the portfolio filled with only mutual funds. Few people are aware that this may not be the best approach to asset management.  With that being said,...

Are you more rich than you thought?

How Rich or Poor Will You Be In Retirement? The most personal step is analyzing the assets that clients have accumulated throughout their careers. Most people humbly hand over the statements with a fear that they may not have saved enough to achieve retirement, or...

What to do in a Volatile Market

It can be unnerving to watch the wild swings we have seen in the markets over the past few weeks, especially if you are planning to retire in the next 3-5 years.  None of us want to experience what potential retirees endured from 2007-2009.  The sad reality was that...

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