It is easy to be daunted by the need to save for retirement. For starters, your retirement savings plan requires setting goals, determining timelines for achieving them and the acceptance of investment risk, so that your invested retirement accounts may appreciate. However, aiming to secure your retirement does not stop there. The next step [...]
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Owning your own home was a fundamental American value for many of us when we grew up. It was considered a symbol of success, of having “made it.” Those who did not felt they had missed out on something, that not owning helped prove their marginal financial success. For instance, Joslyn remembers her father [...]
Perhaps the biggest financial wild card for those approaching retirement is the funding of health insurance and unexpected health care costs. Because most of us would like to retire someday, and do so with peace of mind regarding our healthcare needs, the following three tips may help you stay on track: Remember that health [...]
Entrust hosts periodic educational sessions to help women ensure that they are on track financially. One vital educational topic is: What Matters Most in Retirement? Income. In fact, just the other day we enjoyed a robust discussion at our session that was devoted to retirement planning. The women in the group who admitted they [...]
We love the industry chart that shows how much one dollar can appreciate if invested in the capital markets over a long period of time. In fact, for successful investors, the likely investing time-horizon is a lifetime—even though income will be distributed from their portfolios during retirement. Not surprisingly, a careful review of the [...]
We all know that it is important to draft and execute basic legal documents, since doing so makes it possible for us to protect and benefit those we love. In fact, if we procrastinate our responsibility to complete this task, the state in which we live already has a plan for how to distribute [...]
As Americans celebrated Labor Day weekend, many employees and workers probably gave thought to what they could do to “make work optional,” or retire, as soon as possible. If already retired, attention might have been given to improving their retirement income picture. After all, having enough income to maintain one’s standard of living throughout [...]
When you hear talking heads on financial shows mention the Federal Reserve, the drama attached to the reports may cause you to tune out. After all, you do not personally impact the decisions of the Federal Reserve and despite what is decided during prominent Federal Reserve meetings, it can be difficult to discern what [...]
At Entrust Financial, creating diversified portfolios for our clients is part of our DNA. A vital facet of this work is the disciplined asset allocation of our portfolio models. Why disciplined? Because asset allocation has been proven time and again to be the most important factor in consistent long-term investment results. So not surprisingly, [...]
There is nothing like uncertainty to prompt investors to question just how well they understand the power of the capital markets. And uncertainty we have—politically, globally, and with respect to one common target of complaint—the weather. Well, we will never be able to control the weather, but we can respond to it effectively. And [...]