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Laundry Tubs and Living Better, Longer

During a recent conversation with a friend she admitted, “I still don’t really understand what you do. So, you sell insurance?” To make it easier, I suggested the image of a laundry tub. I said to her, “If you want to fill your laundry tub with water, what’s the first...

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An Ounce of Prevention

Back in 1972, “You can pay me now, or pay me later", helped FRAM sell a ton of oil filters. That memorable phrase was usually uttered in FRAM’s television commercials by an auto mechanic, who explains to his customer that he can either pay a small sum now for the...

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Pushing Insurance

“There are worse things than death - have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"  ~ Woody Allen After moving to a new neighborhood and joining the local fitness center, I one day discovered the man on the next treadmill was a neighbor. The conversation...

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Optimizing Retirement Income to Live Better, Longer

In study after study, baby boomers say they are concerned about healthcare costs and long-term care in retirement, but their biggest fear by far is outliving their savings. Will you have enough? How do you know? Most of us have been programmed to focus on the...

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Have you considered a transition to retirement in lieu of a dead stop from full time work? A “victory lap retirement”, as Mike Drak and Jonathan Chevreau have termed it in their new book of the same title, includes both work and leisure. This idea, after leaving full...

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A Sure Thing, or A Maybe (Part 2)

In Part 2 of A Sure Thing, or A Maybe, we assume a blend of guaranteed income and a hedge against inflation is ideal when planning for income in retirement, and we dig deeper to help you ascertain the correct blend for you. (Missed Part 1? Click here!) Caution When...

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What are your blind spots?

Most people believe that retirement planning consists of a three-pronged approach: 1) accumulating assets early in your career while young enough to withstand stock market corrections; 2) protecting those assets as you get older by adopting a more conservative...

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A Sure Thing, or a Maybe? (Part 1)

Will allegiance to your “tribe” limit your choices and keep you in doubt about your future financial picture? We are all steeped in the thinking and beliefs of our families, friends, and confidants. We tend to live within the limits of what is approved by the groups...

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Want a recipe for Living Better Longer?

A Healthy Body Balanced with Financial Strength Jean Chatzky signed a copy of her new book for me. The subtitle is catching- “Living Longer without Running out of Money or Breaking a Hip”. The book’s title is Age-Proof, by both Chatzky and Michael Roizen, MD. As the...

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