Are Investors More Like Tigers or African Wild Dogs?

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It appears investors – retail and institutional – have become rather like predators. They patiently stalk shares, waiting for a dip, and then they strike – buying stocks when prices fall. Consider last week. Barron’s described it like this: “The … Read More

Parents & Older Family Members

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If you don’t live near your parents and older family members, you may want to learn more about Social Security’s Representative Payment Program (RPP). The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRRBC) published a brief in August that provided some … Read More

Pulling Ink Out of the Air

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Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental and human health threats in the world, according to a 2016 World Health Organization report: “To date, air pollution – both ambient (outdoor) and household (indoor) – is the biggest environmental risk … Read More

To Retire with Confidence, Have A Plan

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By Kevin Theissen, Principal and Financial Advisor at Skygate Financial Group LLC If you want to retire with confidence, you need a good plan. As you near retirement age or better yet, decades before retirement age, it is time to … Read More

Ooooooh! Some States’ Estate Taxes are Scary!

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Most Americans aren’t too concerned about federal estate taxes. After all, 99.8 percent won’t have estates large enough to be subject to the tax. For 2016, the estate tax threshold is $5.45 million (double that amount for a married couple) … Read More

Start Talking About Retirement

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If you ask people what creates stress in their lives, money is often at the top of the list. Stress in America: Paying With Our Health found money was a somewhat or a very significant source of stress in the … Read More

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