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1-minute video: What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Living Trust?

1-minute video: What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Living Trust? Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). A deeper discussion about the topic of estate planning may also be found here rather than repeat it here. The linked article […]

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1-Minute Video: How to Set and Keep Financial Goals

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). The video discusses the fundamentals of goal setting. But where (what) is the goal post for retirement planning as a goal? There’s more to it than simply saying I’ll retire and income will come […]

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1-minute video: How To Maximize Social Security SURVIVOR Benefits

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). The video mentions Full Retirement Age as a reference to claiming Social Security benefits early, or late. Full Retirement Age depends on your birth year and is explained here. Here are other short articles […]

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1-Minute Video: Protect Your Portfolio With Diversification

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). Diversification and allocation are NOT the same thing, as I explain briefly in this post “Diversification explained simply.” Only a few, a small number, of firms actually apply the mathematics of diversification. They pay […]

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Kittens, Lions and Black Swans

There is no getting by our emotions at any time, especially when it comes to investing. The same brain chemicals and responses to kittens (friendly), or lions (fear) right in front of us, also happen when we look at our investments; good markets (friendly) and bad markets (fear). Add to fears of misbehaving markets, are recessions, inflation (or […]

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1-minute video: How Can Social Security and Retirement Planning Work Together for Your Benefit?

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). Social Security is often dismissed or minimized by many when it comes to retirement planning. This is a mistake since Social Security forms a firm foundation that you can’t outlive. People don’t recognize the […]

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1-minute video: The Effects of Inflation on Retirement

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). What is inflation? In economics, inflation refers to a general progressive increase in prices of goods and services in an economy. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services; consequently, […]

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What are the Three Paradigms of Retirement Income Planning?

When you Google “retirement planning” you typically get results about 401ks or investing. On the search topic of retirement, you get few results on how to plan for, transition into, and/or prudently sustain income once retired. The term “retirement” brings to mind, and Google finds results on, the savings and investing part. However, the use […]

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