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Can you pass a basic retirement quiz?

Some people have the time, temperament, knowledge and discipline to handle their own finances, while others could use a little help.  Regardless of which category you fall into, you should seriously consider hiring an adviser to help you when it comes to retirement.  Why?  Because the financial issues facing a retiree are very different than […]

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3 ways to protect your nest egg and prepare for the coming volatility

Last week we got a taste of something that we haven’t experienced in awhile: Volatility. A wave of anxiety swept through the markets, pushing the Dow into negative territory for the year and handing the S&P 500 its worst week in two years. What is causing the selling? There are plenty of headlines to choose […]

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Want to retire early? Do this one thing.

Have you ever noticed that the time it takes you to do something expands to fill the time you allow yourself to do it? I see this most frequently at work. If I have 5 tasks to do and all day to do them, it takes me—surprise!—all day. If I only have half a day […]

How rising interest rates will affect your portfolio

Quick note on a sale we’re having: You may have noticed that I recently opened a store at Intentional Retirement.  Almost everything I do at the site is free, but I do have a few things for sale (and several new products on the way).  To celebrate the opening, I’m having a sale on the […]

Cash rich. Lifestyle poor.

The retirement question most people seem intent on answering is “How am I going to pay for it?”  That’s an important question, of course, but retirement is more than just a math problem.  In my opinion, we spend too much time thinking about how to get there (math) and not enough time thinking about what […]