Planning Matters.

A Widow.

I don’t even like the term.

I can’t be, can I? I’m too young to be a widow.

It often doesn’t feel or seem real, but then reality jumps out and blocks my path like a brick wall. Immobilizes. Hard to move forward and no place to go backwards.

After a decade of battling Cushing’s Disease, my husband Robert of 37 years passed away in November of 2015. Following are lessons, insights, and advice learned.

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Income Taxes and Retirement

Retirement brings many changes. However, many retirees are still required to file income tax returns and pay income taxes. More than one person has asked me when they can stop filing. It seems to be a fairly common myth that after a certain age, filing taxes is no longer required.

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Changing Jobs? What You Need to Know (Part 2 of 2)

There are a lot of financial aspects to consider as you look forward to starting a new job. Part 2 of this two-part series goes over a list of items to think through as you get underway with your new employer.

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Changing Jobs? What You Need to Know (Part 1 of 2)

Whether you’re making a planned transition or have found yourself unexpectedly let go, it can be both exciting and daunting to change from one job to another. There are a lot of financial aspects to think about, so we’ve pulled together a couple of checklists to help you manage the transition.

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Encore: What Will You Do in Retirement?

We challenge our clients to think through what retirement really means to them, and what passions or pursuits will further enhance their enjoyment in their encore phase of life.

Our approach and process helps our clients to identify goals or aspirations they may not have had the time to pursue while working. Getting clear about what excites you as you transition into retirement, actively pursuing those passions, and giving back by sharing your knowledge and experiences, can be unbelievably rewarding.

This week we’re highlighting Brian who uses his talent to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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