Financial Investment

Determining your retirement income needs is a process that helps you identify your retirement planning needs based on your desired standard of living and the resources you’ll have available. Today, you can typically no longer rely on Social Security benefits and a company pension check to fulfill all your retirement income needs. Social Security benefits will probably satisfy only a fraction of your overall retirement income needs, and generous company pensions have largely been replaced in many cases with employer-sponsored retirement plans that are funded largely with employee dollars.

A successful and rewarding retirement requires you to plan ahead in order to help ensure that you have sufficient retirement income to last you for your entire retirement. Determining your retirement income needs requires a discussion of the various stages of retirement planning, including preretirement, the transition into retirement, and retirement.

Developing a Distribution Strategy

ETF in Portfolios

How to Invest Your Portfolio Using Passive and Active Management

The Split Annuity

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest

Bonds, Interest Rates, and The Impact of Inflation


Women & Finance

Women have unique financial needs.  Statistics say that 85% or more will be on their own financially at some time.  Some women never marry, some divorce and some will outlive their husbands.  Information and knowledge are powerful, but money and health provide choices in life.  Therefore women, as well as men, need to learn about the financial planning process in order to make wise and informed decisions.

Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Finances

Women and Retirement Planning

10 Ways Baby Boom Women (and Men) Can Save Themselves

Teach Your Children Well

The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood

Divorce and Risk Management