2022 Year-End Planning Checklist

checklist year end

The end of the year is a great time to take a quick review of your personal finances to determine if you have any action items prior to December 31.   To help this process below is a checklist that covers events, milestones, taxes, insurance, and retirement plans – areas that often need attention prior to […]

Six Unique Risks to Retirement Income Planning

Risks to Retirement

As part of the retirement income planning puzzle, there are several unique risks or challenges that you must account for in your planning for retirement that are different from the risks when simply saving for retirement. Unknown Time Frame – Longevity Risk: No one knows how long they will need their income to last, but […]

Why the Legacy Conversation is Important

The Legacy Conversation

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® The Legacy conversation is an important talk to have with your children and beneficiaries in order to reduce stress and potential conflict in the future.  It will put your children at ease and provide for peace of mind as they know […]

The Real Affect of Taxes and Inflation on Investment Returns

The effect of taxes in long term investing

Excerpts from the Book – Preserving Wealth – written by Jack Lumsden, MBA, CFP® Over the long term, taxation and inflation reduces your real purchasing power. The result can be quite dramatic and must be taken into consideration when investing. How do Taxes and Inflation affect investment returns? “You haven’t considered the other risk factors […]