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My Experience with Assistant Living

My Experience with Assistant Living

My experience with assisted living started shortly after my mom moved back to Missouri. Years ago, when my parents retired, they moved to California. They ended up living there for 27 years. My mom decided about 4 years ago to…

My Personal Experience with Long Term Care

My Personal Experience with Long Term Care

I am a firm believer that witnessing a family member’s painful experience will shape your outlook and prompt you to do everything in your power to protect yourself from experiencing that same pain. After a lifetime of hard work (and…

How the Federal Interest Rate Hike Could Impact You

How the Federal Interest Rate Hike Could Impact You

The Federal Reserve recently announced another increase in short-term interest rates—its third federal interest rate hike this year. It was a move that was expected by most economists and market participants. While the larger impact on the economy may take…

Key Questions for the Long-Term Investor

Key Questions for the Long-Term Investor

November 2017 Focusing on what you can control can lead to a better investment experience. Whether you’ve been investing for decades or are just getting started, you’ll likely ask yourself some of the following questions at some point on your…

​Are You Getting All of Your Social Security Benefits?

​Are You Getting All of Your Social Security Benefits?

Social Security is the commonly used term for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. The original Social Security program was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 on the heels of the Great Depression.…