How much should I have in my 401k at age X?

August 9, 2018 12:00 am

As the calendar turns to 2014, many folks use the month of January to review their retirement balances and see how their accounts have grown. Whether it’s the cold weather that makes people pay more attention or a derivative of a new year’s…

Three Things to Keep In Mind Before Deciding to Downsize

April 24, 2018 10:03 am

If you’re nearing retirement, or settling in to your new retirement routine, chances are you’ve considered downsizing. Whether you’re looking to take advantage of mortgage savings, a warmer climate, or adding a second home, downsizing can be an integral part of your desired lifestyle in retirement. Downsizing is defined as the liquidation – or selling […]

Parents of College Bound Kids: Finally Some Good News!

August 3, 2017 3:59 pm

As the father of a newborn, saving for college is now a major financial goal for my household. After years of helping clients tackle the following questions, I’m doing it for my own family. There’s a lot to consider including: Projecting the potential cost of college education Determining how much to save Helping to decide […]

Estate Planning Basics: The High Cost of Failure to Communicate

October 13, 2016 10:11 am

When I am discussing money with clients, the elephant in the room is “inheritance.” For the generation above, this means how much they want to leave to heirs and how they want the assets divided.  For the generation below this involves how much an inheritance could affect key choices they make about where they live, […]

Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Insurance: Why the Extra Coverage Matters

August 19, 2016 10:20 am

I was at family camp recently and the topic of uninsured/underinsured coverage came up in conversation; in talking with other families, I was amazed at how little most people knew about their auto insurance policies. As the name suggests, this part of your auto insurance policy is rather self-explanatory. However, it is my opinion that […]