Posts in Retirement Planning
Timing Isn’t Everything

“Timing markets is the dream of everybody. Suppose I could verify that I’m a .700 hitter in calling market turns. That’s pretty good; you’d hire me right away. But to be a good market timer, you’ve got to do it twice. What if the chances of me getting it right were independent each time? They’re not. But if they were, that’s 0.7 times 0.7. That’s less than 50-50. So, market timing is horribly difficult to do.” - Robert Merton

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The Basics of a Spend-Down Strategy

Almost every client we talk with emphasizes one primary, overriding goal: having enough money in retirement. Most do not know how much money they need to save, or the planning process to get there. To provide the answers, we work collaboratively with clients to develop an overarching spend-down strategy designed to minimize taxes in their retirement and legacy plans.

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A High-Level Views of the Asset Location Decision

The first decision you make with respect to your portfolio is its asset allocation, or the mix of stocks and bonds. This initial step is based on your tolerance for risk and the amount of risk you need to take to achieve your life and financial goals.

Once you’ve selected the appropriate asset allocation for you, the second decision you’ll need to make is one about asset location

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The Impact of Inflation

June 5, 2018

When the prices of goods and services increase over time, consumers can buy fewer of them with every dollar they have saved. This erosion of the real purchasing power of wealth is called inflation. Inflation is an important element of investing. In many cases, the reason for saving today is to support future spending. Therefore, keeping pace with inflation is a crucial goal for many investors.

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