January 2022

Ten Facts Colleges Don’t Want You To Know About Admissions

The college admissions process is a meat grinder. The lack of transparency in pricing is borderline criminal. Imagine making a family purchase second only to your home with little or no information on the final cost? School guidance counselors aren’t required to take any courses on paying for college. The Certified Financial planner curriculum contains…

Retirement Is A Bittersweet Symphony

“The bittersweet side of appreciating life’s most precious moments is the unbearable awareness that those moments are passing.” Marc Parent Retirement is a colossal bittersweet symphony. Milestones are a fire hose of conflicting emotions. Like the late great Amy Winehouse’s honey crack voice, sweet like honey but on the verge of cracking, the end of accomplishment…

Everyday It’s Just The Same…..When Is My Retirement?

Scarcity is a mindset. Don’t limit yourself and your retirement plan with artificial constraints. Break out of your comfort zone by reading this week’s terrific links.   Here’s the best retirement investment. Prime Cuts Chill out in your retirement. Wired Five reasons to take social security early. Forbes Follow these tips when booking your flights….

Few Things Are As Dull As Greed

If a person bragging about market conquests is the Life of the party, find a new party. Financial small talk is ponderous. Exercising on a hedonic treadmill gets you nowhere fast. Healthy movement increases energy. Chasing the Joneses depletes it. Focusing too much on possessions, portfolios, and the like obliterate zest. How do we reinvigorate…

I’m Only Happy When it Rains…..When Is My Retirement?

Considering what can happen rather than what can’t happen with your money is a wise choice. Fighting with fate is useless. Reading our weekly retirement links is not. The most important part of your savings plan is your vacation. Harvard Business Review Don’t trust a computer to plan your life. Yahoo Don’t tell anyone about…

Playing Financial Sabermetrics Is A Perilous Game

Sometimes winning equates to losing. Case in point, the dying sport of Major League Baseball. The season’s too long. Young people find it tedious. They’re a myriad of reasons why the NBA and NFL have eclipsed baseball. The numbers never lie. Source: FdB The decline in World Series viewership curdles the blood of league officials….

Raise Your Glass…..When Is My Retirement?

Minding your mind is the best New Year’s resolution. Control your emotions, and everything else falls into place—Start 2022 with some brain food.   Employers are putting retirement savings on autopilot. CNBC Student loans and retirement savings plans may become linked. Yahoo Use different tax buckets when saving for retirement. FLOW Remove Stuff from your…