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Andrew Crosby
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For weeks, anxious investors have had to endure headlines that conjure memories of the 2008 Financial Crisis. During these times of market volatility it is important to keep the situation in perspective, and while the headlines of today may seem unprecedented, panic can have unintentional consequences.   The latest news coming out for the coronavirus...
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So you have worked your entire adult life and you are preparing your speech before the water cooler because now is the time… time to retire!   In our previous post on the “History of Retirement”, we explored that the idea of retirement had actually been around much longer than might be expected. However, the...
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“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.  – Benjamin Franklin   Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest “Renaissance” men of his generation, adept at everything from science to politics, he was also known...
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Back to School
In the 1986 hit comedy film Back to School, Rodney Dangerfield plays a self-made plus-size clothing magnate Thornton Melon. In the film, despite all of his success, he comes to regret not taking the words of his father, “If a man has no education, he’s got nothing”, more seriously. With his home life in disarray,...
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History of Retirement Part 2
This is the final part of our series My Financial Coach Presents: History of Retirement. Click Here to start at the beginning and view our video and timeline as well.   Trouble in Pension Paradise   By the 1950s, almost 10 million American employees, or around 25% of the private workforce had a pension. In...
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History of Retirement
It is popular to think of retirement as a modern luxury. When most people think about retirement it almost feels right to think of it as an idea from the 20th century. However, I would like to show you something to help you expand on the history of retirement as something that is far older....
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It’s that time of year again, where depending on where you live, might mean freshly fallen snow, and frigid air. However, these conditions are made all the more tolerable with the trappings of the season such as the warmth of crackling wood in the fireplace and a mug of hot cocoa. Regardless of where you...
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Unfortunately, you actually can’t turn coal into a diamond. However, both share such closely related chemical make-ups that such statements almost seem accurate. From a certain point of view, there is at least some metaphorical truth to this statement as coal’s value is in the eye of the beholder. On a frigid winter night, a...
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We live in an age of technology, and the financial services industry is no stranger to these advancements. Chances are you have already benefited from these advances such as by registering your bank account or 401(k) online so that you can readily view your account balances. In an age of technology, convenience is key, and...
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Veteran Benefits
This Monday we observe Veterans Day. For some, this may be a day off work or school, or an opportunity to sell or buy discounted furniture. However, we should also take a pause and remember the real reason we observe this day. Originally deemed Armistice Day to honor veterans of World War I, it was...
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