Heard the Slogan “We Do Better When You Do Better”? In Other Words, Your Advisor Does Well Even When You Don’t

June 30, 2022

We recently heard a large, national firm use the slogan, “We do better when you do better,” and we couldn’t help but scratch our heads. On the surface it may […]

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Protecting Yourself from Fees: Why You Need a Fee Filter

June 16, 2022

No one likes extra fees, especially when they are hard to understand or being intentionally hidden. You know the ones: the stealthy “service fee,” the suspicious sounding “surcharge,” or the […]

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Your Financial Plan Expired at Retirement. But How?

March 17, 2022

We don’t have to explain why the yogurt in the back of your fridge expired. And we’re all pretty clear on why you shouldn’t eat it. But what’s wrong with […]

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Active vs. Passive Investing: Which is Best for Retirees?

December 2, 2021

If a friend or family member were to ask what your investment style is, would you say “active,” “passive,” or “something passive aggressive”? If the latter, you’re probably in the majority. […]

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Don’t Feel Confident About Retirement? This Might Be Why

October 21, 2021

A report from the not-for-profit Insured Retirement Institute found 50% of boomers—including those who currently have a financial advisor—don’t feel optimistic about their transition to retirement. If you’ve ever worried […]

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Planning for Retirement vs. Planning in Retirement

October 6, 2021

Planning for retirement vs. planning in retirement. What’s the difference, you ask? If the question has you picturing Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers crooning “to-may-to, to-mah-to, po-tay-to, po-tah-to,” we don’t blame you. But unlike Fred and Ginger, we really are talking about two […]

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4 Dirty Secrets Financial Planners Don’t Want You to Know

September 16, 2021

Secret #1: Financial Planners rarely, if ever, consistently beat index returns after netting out their fees You know that friend or relative who’s always telling you they’ve “got a guy” who can […]

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What is a Retirement Planner?

August 31, 2021

Find Out What Makes Us Different from a Financial Advisor For most people, the financial services industry can be downright intimidating. With all the jargon and complexities, it’s no wonder […]

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The Four Life Events That Are Easier with a Retirement Planner

July 29, 2021

You Could Go It Alone, But Here’s Why We Don’t Recommend It You might have seen a late-night infomercial or two that promises to sell you something that will make […]

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How Much Does Your Financial Planner Really Cost?

July 15, 2021

The Price Could Be Greater Than You Think   Imagine you’re in the lightning round of a game show and the question is, “How much does your financial planner cost?” […]

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