Choosing the Appropriate Pension Benefit

March 15, 2016 9:40 am

Pensions come in all shapes and sizes, and understanding how they fit into your long-term financial plan is essential when planning for retirement.  Some pensions offer cost of living adjustments (COLAs), can have varying ages of retirement and vesting schedules, as well as different payout options.  Unfortunately once you choose your payout option and begin […]

Do I dare ask Mom & Dad about their Retirement?

February 28, 2013 12:00 am

A few years ago my older sister asked me “Do we have to worry about supporting Mom & Dad in retirement?” I remember laughing it off at first, but then the financial advisor in me became scared.  I was worried because, at the time, …