James had been a saver for his entire adult life and was proud of the fact that he had accumulated his retirement nest egg by following the financial ‘rules of the game.’ He and his wife, Irene, had saved the $3 million their advisors said was the amount they needed to finally retire and pursue…Details
As my mom said to me during her first few months of retirement, “Retirement is a lot of work!” One of the most challenging and exciting life transitions is the shift from working years to retirement, but there are a lot of elements that need to be considered in the process. Retirement planning really begins…Details
If you are close to age 65, it is time to start thinking about Medicare. Here’s how it works… Medicare is a health insurance program run by the federal government for those aged 65 or older (though in some cases, it is possible to be covered by Medicare if you are under the age limit).…Details
After heated opposition and a two-month delay, the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule became effective June 9, 2017 (with certain documentation requirements applicable on January 1, 2018). This law pertains to any professional who makes investment-related recommendations on employee benefit plans and IRA retirement assets pursuant to an agreement. Legislators hope to educate the public…Details
The second quarter saw financial markets deliver further gains, which was a continuation of the animal spirits that were unleashed in the wake of the U.S. election. Both stocks and bonds rose during the quarter with the S&P 500 making its latest record high in mid-June. Outside of the U.S., international stocks have picked up…Details
A sound investment plan begins by determining your objectives while understanding any limitations or constraints that may exist. While most objectives are long-term, a plan must be designed to persevere through changing market environments and be able to adjust for unseen events along the way. If you have multiple goals then each of these goals…Details
The numbers are staggering: Baby boomers are turning 65 at a rate of about 10,000 a day. According to the PWC Employee Financial Wellness Survey, roughly half of all baby boomers have saved $100,000 or less. For this generation, retirement may last 30 years or more and and will be expensive. Basic living expenses such…Details
The first quarter picked up where the fourth quarter left off, with equity markets celebrating the surprise of a new U.S. administration that global investors perceived to be more business friendly than the previous one. During the quarter, stocks rallied around the world and along with a pullback in the U.S. dollar and signs that…Details
Many people dream of receiving a sudden financial windfall. Wouldn’t it be great to win the lottery or get an unexpected inheritance? But when someone you love dies and leaves you with a large amount of money, the experience is usually much different than expected—especially if the loved one is your spouse.
We are pleased to present a recording of “Roadmaps and Hangovers,” our 2017 Inside the Investment Committee event, which gave attendees an inside look at the thoughts, views, and strategies of our investment team.