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Is a home refurb right for you?

Holidays, Retirement

In the past year and a half, we spent more time at home – and only at home – than we’d ever anticipated. Now that both the pandemic and our collective cabin fever is starting to decline, many people are reflecting on what lockdowns taught them about their houses and contemplating upgrades. But remodeling isn’t […]

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Become a Mentor in Retirement

Retirement

Mentoring can be a fulfilling way for retirees to repurpose their professional skills, give back, and stay active. But there’s more to building an effective mentoring relationship than just making yourself available for a chat. These four tips will help both mentor and mentee get the most out of their time together.  1. Set a […]

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How Has Your Year Been?

Retirement

October starts the fourth quarter of the year. In the business world, top companies kick off “Q4” by gathering together their leadership teams to assess what’s gone right this year, what’s gone wrong, and what steps they can take to finish the year with strong forward momentum. Preparing for a positive Q4 sprint could also […]

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What Makes a Good Life?

Charitable Giving, Financial Planning, Retirement

You have a steady job that pays the bills and puts your abilities to good use. You have loving relationships with your spouse, your children, extended family, and close friends. Your house provides enough space and security. Your golf, hillwalking or bridge gives you a chance to unwind. Your volunteer work improves your community. The […]

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Use a Lifetime of Skills to Give Back During Retirement

Pensions, Retirement

The professional skills you’ve honed during your career are still incredibly valuable even though you’re retired. Rarely has there been a greater need for talented and dedicated people with a wide variety of abilities to pitch in and help their communities tackle some significant problems. But giving back is also good for you. Many studies […]

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Be Resilient and Gain Personal Momentum Coming Out of the Covid-19 Pandemic Part 2: Growth Through Adversity

Financial Planning, Market Commentary, Retirement

In Part 1 of this series, Dr. Beth Kurland and retired Commander David Sears of the U.S. Navy SEALS shared three habits they believe will help folks build momentum as we – hopefully – continue moving towards the end of quarantine. By focusing on the present, embracing the positive, and leveraging our relationships and routines, […]

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Use Free Time to Think About Retirement

Financial Planning, Retirement

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many older workers to reassess their careers and how they view retirement. Folks who are fortunate enough to be working from home might be coping with a mix of technological hurdles, while also enjoying more family time and more flexible hours. Too many others nearing retirement are facing real financial […]

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When Setting New Year’s Resolutions Be Sure to Rethink Your Financial Goals

Financial Planning, Holidays, Retirement, Tax Planning

If your New Year’s resolutions rarely last until Valentine’s Day, this might be the year to stop “resolving” and start setting goals. What’s the difference? “I’m going to be healthier” is a common resolution. It begs the question, “How?” Folks who can’t answer that question usually get frustrated and abandon their resolutions before they start. […]

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