Frugality Syndrome: Making The Shift From Saving To Spending

I have exhibited tendencies toward pyromania most of my life. As a Boy Scout, my favorite activity was starting and stoking a campfire. As an adult, my best birthday gift ever was a flame thrower designed by my son which made quick work of a pile of pinecones and...

Where Would You Put Your Cash?

Watch this video on YouTube The COVID-19 virus. The drop in the stock market. The presidential elections. Alarmist news reports and “expert” predictions about the economic impacts of each. No wonder investors are feeling fearful. When our brains perceive...

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Watch this video on YouTube When you retire, where will your money come from? The list is fairly short: Social Security, a pension, working, your assets, children, or public assistance. According to an April 22, 2019 Bloomberg article by Suzanne Woolley, entitled...

Reality of a Million-Dollar Retirement

Watch this video on YouTube Retiring on a million dollars. The idea may evoke images of lavish retirement homes or luxurious travel. But let’s take a closer look at the real lifestyle that $1 million of retirement savings will afford. It’s reasonable to...

Planning, Funds Essential To Avoid Nursing Home Stays

Watch this video on YouTube If you’ve ever visited someone in a nursing home, chances are you walked out afterward vowing, “I’m never going to end up in a place like this.” That vow is one most of us would make. Keeping it, however, is another...