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Designing your retirement: the new reality

Designing your retirement:  the new reality

A new grandchild arrives. Your son moves across the country for his new job. The family home requires more maintenance than your travel-intensive lifestyle allows. A health challenge arises. Whatever…

Senior Corner – The face of America is changing

The face of America is changing. Increasingly, we are becoming a nation of elders. 77 million baby boomers began to come of age in 2010; Clare County is not exempt…

Social Security: A Woman’s Perspective

Social Security: A Woman’s Perspective

Regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, Social Security will not – and was never designed to – provide all of the income you’ll need to live comfortably…

Maintain a Diversified Portfolio Even In Turbulent Times

Maintain a  Diversified Portfolio Even In Turbulent Times

While it is always important to maintain a diversified portfolio, it is especially vital to remain diversified during volatile market conditions. As an investor, you should be careful not to…

Take advantage of the Saving Years

Take advantage of the Saving Years

By Don Chiodo Preparing for retirement requires a plan, and that plan should consist of two important phases: the saving years and the retirement years. To achieve the goal of…

Planning for retirement

Planning Your Retirement Can Be Stressful — But It Doesn’t Have to Be True to form, Baby Boomers are redefining retirement too! Today, with the oldest of them having turned…

No 401(k)? No problem.

No 401(k)? No problem.

Retirement plans are not limited to the popular 401(k). In fact, there are many retirement options, even for small businesses. It is critically important for small business owners to make…

Are You and Your Spouse on the Same Page?

By Don Chiodo After 24 years of marriage, Joe and Jane often finish each other’s sentences. So imagine how surprised they were when some differing goals emerged during a recent…

Financial Strategies for Women Investors

Today, women are playing an ever-increasing role in making important financial decisions – whether for themselves or for their families.  While many of the basic rules of investing hold true…

Does your plan need a makeover?

By Don Chiodo Generally, you feel better – more confident – when you’re sporting a new look. Sometimes, even the smallest changes can make a big difference in your attitude.…

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