5 Easy Ways to Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse

Technology has helped to streamline the way we manage our money, allowing us to perform transactions and monitor our accounts online, instead of needing to do everything in-person. These tools are simple to use, getting better every year, and don’t cost any more than the traditional methods. But there are risks involved, especially for our […]

How Small Businesses Can Leverage AI Today

One of the most significant developments in recent technology is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). When you ask ChatGPT (a leading AI program) what that means, it says “these computer systems are designed to mimic human intelligence, including learning, problem-solving, and decision-making.” For small business owners, this can be immensely valuable. Whether it’s creating […]

Taking Advantage of the Interest Rate Cycle

Executive Summary The Federal Reserve has strategically signaled we may be at the end of the current interest rate increase cycle, creating a pivotal moment for investors. In this white paper, we will explore strategies to capitalize on this changing interest rate landscape. We will discuss the potential benefits of increasing Certificate of Deposit (CD) […]

Are You Prepared for a 30 Year Retirement?

The good news? Retirees are living longer. The bad news? Many aren’t planning for it financially. Life expectancy is a key piece of retirement planning. After all, you’ll need to estimate your lifespan to determine how much money you’ll need to retire comfortably. Many pre-retirees speculate on this figure or overlook it entirely. So, how […]

25 Ways to Make Friends in Retirement

Retirement is an exciting phase of life, offering seniors the opportunity to explore new interests, travel, and spend more time with loved ones. However, it can also present challenges in terms of socializing and making new friends. Research consistently highlights the positive impact of social connections on overall well-being, mental health, and longevity. Friendships provide […]

Mortgage Gimmicks Explained

Mortgage rates have been rising steeply since 2021 and are now commonly found in the neighborhood of 7%. This is significant as you might remember rates in 2021 were often below 3%.1 The run-up has cooled the housing market considerably.   Now, lenders are having to get creative to drive new business. They’re offering more incentives […]

10 Questions to Ask When Relocating in Retirement

Did you know that 40% of workers today plan to move to a different city or region after theyretire?1 This underscores a trend of retirees eager to explore new horizons, trade familiarenvironments for fresh ones, and even redefine what their retirement living might look like.However, the decision to relocate during retirement shouldn’t be made lightly. […]

5 Strategies to Boost Your Retirement Savings

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Whether your retirement date is fast approaching or you still have a few years to go, it’s important to take steps to boost your nest egg so you’re better prepared to meet your goals. Consider the following five strategies for maximizing your savings potential.  1. Maximize tax-advantaged contributions  Get the most out of your savings […]

Target Date Funds: What They Are and When to Use Them

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These financial tools automatically rebalance as you near retirement. A target date fund is an investment instrument designed to become more conservative as it approaches a predetermined future date. For investors looking to simplify their retirement strategies, target date funds can be appealing for their “set-it-and-forget-it” nature. But how do they work and are they […]

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