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The U.S. Debt Gone Mad!

If you know the truth about America's finances, it should make you mad! Consider that One-fifth of all United States dollars ever printed has entered existence within the past year. A WHOPPING 20% of our new money supply printed within the past year! This craziness has led the Federal Reserve to expand the US balance [...]

Mistakes Government Employees Must Avoid If They Plan On Retiring In 2021-2022

“If you are a federal or state employee planning to retire in the next year, you should waste zero time planning your exit.”- George Politarhos If you are like most federal employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), you have numerous things to consider. Many Federal, State and local employee programs complicate retirement planning [...]

Are “Hybrid” Policies The Cure For Rising Long-Term Care Costs?

"Even before the pandemic, the senior health care marketplace was experiencing rate increases, capacity shortages, and changes in coverage. The pandemic further deepened these trends." Ken Reeves As you plan your eventual exit from the workforce, it is likely your retirement and income planner has talked to you about the need for long-term care insurance. Long-term care insurance [...]

Lower Your Costs In Retirement By Getting And Staying Healthy

"Multiple surveys of today's seniors point to health and wellness as a top concern in retirement. A majority of respondents over 50 cite good health as the key to a happy and prosperous life after work."- Angie Politarhos. As Gen Xers and Millennials move into planning their post-career lives, there has been a shift in [...]

How Rising Unemployment Will Affect Retirees

"Rising unemployment has serious implications, even for those already retired." Robert Cannon. As the country emerges from COVID-19-related lockdowns, we are beginning to see more of the economic aftermath, particularly in the form of unemployment. When you are already retired or are close to retirement, it's tempting to feel somewhat insulated from the effects of [...]

What Are Exchange-Traded Funds, And Should You Consider Them For Your Portfolio

"It's been over thirty years since Toronto Stock Market launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF). Since that time, ETFs have gained popularity and are poised to take over the current mutual fund market." John Ripley What are ETFs, anyway? Created to give individual investors more liquid and tax-efficient products than traditional mutual funds, ETFs were [...]

Can You Ensure Your Golden Years Are Sweet?

"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last." – Robert Lewis Stevenson. We all want our retirement years to be financially secure, but the "Golden Years" are anything but sweet for many. Even the best plans can be completely derailed by market [...]

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The Top Qualities Of Debt-Free And Financially Prosperous People

While there is no single quality that guarantees a person will be financially successful, there are some common traits the financially free have in common. I believe that anyone, especially those partnering with a dedicated, trusted financial advisor, can achieve financial freedom, no matter how small or large their salaries. There are tons of stories of people [...]

How To Design And Customize Your Retirement Asset Allocation Framework

The one-size-fits-all approach their advisor may have used during the accumulation phase just won’t work when it’s time to retire.-George Politarhos Generic, templated approaches to financial planning can work for some people during the “accumulation” phase of their financial lives. However, as a person gets within five to seven years of retirement, it becomes obvious [...]

Most Seniors Will Need Additional Income Streams In Retirement

One of the most common concerns expressed by retirees in financial planning sessions is the fear of running out of money in retirement. As you near the time when you are no longer in the workforce, you might worry about whether your savings will be enough to sustain you once you stop working. The possibility [...]