ARE YOU WISHING OR ACHIEVING?

There are many famous quotes about financial success, but one of the best comes from the late French author Antoine de Saint-Exupery. “A goal without a plan,” he said, “is just a wish.” From where I sit, Saint-Exupery couldn’t be more...

THE FOUNDATION OF FINANCIAL SECURITY

There’s never been a greater need for financial planning. We Americans are living increasingly longer, which means we’ll require safe and stable income for longer than our parents’ and grandparents’ generations did. At the same time, the...

CREATING A FINANCIAL FLOOR FOR YOUR RETIREMENT

Our working years are a time to grow a retirement nest egg—accumulating assets and investing them profitably. But with retirement comes a different challenge: converting our savings into a secure stream of income that will last the rest of our lives. That’s not...