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The Influence of Work

By The Family Wealth Group | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Work offers a confluence of possibilities, ranging from satisfaction to frustration to, many days, a little of both. If you work during retirement, here’s an interesting revelation: Social Security taxes are deducted from your work paycheck even if you’re already drawing benefits. For a lot of retirees, wages from some type of job represent a…

Considerations for Retiring Couples

By The Family Wealth Group | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retirement is another chapter in your life; one that requires not only planning but day-to-day maintenance once you get there. And if you have a partner in life, it’s important to remember that your retirement, like a tandem bike, is built for two.   Planning for your own retirement is complicated enough, but doing so…

Retirement: Loneliness Can Sneak Up on You

By The Family Wealth Group | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even people who have spent a lot of time planning for retirement may encounter unexpected challenges once they’re in those golden years. They focus on retirement income planning, which is, of course, important and appropriate — and we can help you there. They also focus on things they want to do while they’re still in…

Expenses That Come With Caring

By The Family Wealth Group | August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

We spend our lives caring for others — at least if we’re lucky. One of the greatest treasures in life is having people, causes and pets to care for. Unfortunately, caring for others can have its challenges, including additional stress and financial burdens. Sometimes we get so caught up in making money that we don’t…

Tips for Bargain Hunters

By The Family Wealth Group | August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

For many of us, retirement means living on a fixed income, and that often means making a budget and watching expenses. One way to help stay on budget is to shop for the best prices on items that fall within our discretionary income budget. According to Consumer Reports, even though consumers can now buy just…

How to Help Avoid Struggling with Caregiver Burnout

By The Family Wealth Group | August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Serving as a caregiver for a loved one can be a wonderful thing. It often allows ill or disabled individuals to remain in their own home, surrounded by familiar surroundings. However, it can often take a toll on the person providing care, and can sometimes lead to the caregiver feeling depleted or exhausted. This feeling…

Is Feeling Younger the Secret to a Longer Life?

By The Family Wealth Group | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

 “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”   ~George Bernard Shaw While some people accept getting older as a natural part of life, many others are on a mission to fight the aging process and maintain a youthful attitude and appearance. Although we are often reminded to…

3 Common Questions About Social Security

By The Family Wealth Group | August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Social Security shouldn’t be relied upon to be the sole source of income during retirement, it can play an important role in your overall retirement income strategy. But making sense of the basic ins and outs of Social Security can be overwhelming. Here are three questions people commonly ask as they approach retirement age:…

The Changing Job Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities

By The Family Wealth Group | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The workforce in the United States is changing. Some long-standing professions are becoming obsolete, there are fewer manufacturing jobs,1 and some companies are moving their headquarters overseas for tax reasons.2 Then there is the increasing phenomenon of automation and robotics replacing jobs. It’s interesting to note, however, that the job market is not fixed. It’s…