Category Archives: pensions

Following The Herd Can Leave You Lost During Retirement

Forbes Finance Council Six times more people have died coming down Mount Everest than while climbing Mount Everest. The same can happen as you come down the mountain after retirement. How you distribute wealth, or “disinvest,” is even more important than how you invest. The savings decisions you are making today have far more implications… Read More »

Will Your Pension Be There When You Need It?

Michelle Singletary Clearly, people are concerned about their pensions. Many are well-funded. But others, including multi-employer and state pensions, are having financial trouble. And some federal workers wonder about the government’s pension promises to them. Karen Friedman is the executive vice president and policy director at the Pension Rights Center, and Joellen Leavelle is the… Read More »

Financial Planning Tips for a New Year | Advise from Financial Planners and Jordan Dechtman Wealth Management7 Family Finance Tips to Consider for the New Year

As 2016 comes to a close, people across the country are starting to plan their New Year’s Resolutions. While exercise or losing weight are common goals, we’d like to recommend a resolution that can have a huge impact on your lifestyle: Creating a Financial Plan for 2017 As Mark Avallone writes in the article below,… Read More »

Financial Drawbacks of Remarrying Later in Life

Our last article looked at possible financial benefits of remarriage; this week’s looks at potential financial drawbacks. Some risks are obvious. A future divorce can be very detrimental. In nine states with community property rules, most wealth or debt accumulated during the marriage may be divided equally. The remaining states typically follow equitable distribution; a judge… Read More »

Financial Benefits of Remarrying

Remarriage among Americans over the age of 55 is on the rise. For many, the financial impact is positive. An Ohio State University study found married people generate 4 percent more wealth per year than singles, accumulating twice the wealth of singles over time.* One obvious reason is the savings achieved by sharing housing, utilities… Read More »