Tag Archives: families

Flurry of Interest in …Financial Security

I'm amazed at the juicy ideas that grab peoples' eyes these days.  In the weekend Globe and Mail (here) Rob Carrick mentions the sudden flurry of interest in "annuities".   I'm not sure I'd call this a "flurry" but Rob is right ...there should be a flurry of interest!  While my...
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TOMORROW WILL BE TODAY someday – are you prepared?

Retirement seems elusive and this frightens many people today.  It’s nothing like the dreams popularized in TV ads.  Worrying carves lines into their faces from years of work, financial stress, endless expenses and uncertainty for the future.  A fellow describes his retirement plan as eating a piece of dog food each day...
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VALUES … Unlock your Future

Without a map, and lacking a purpose and destination, people can land in unhappy places.  The board game “Snakes And Ladders” illustrates peoples’ rocky relationship with money.  When cash is plentiful people spend freely.  When times turn down, however, money becomes slippery. Too quickly it’s gone!  To make wealth a faithful servant...
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House-Rich Cash-Poor: Retirement Income Strategies

You may recall Norman and Ethel as leading characters of the 1981 movie “On Golden Pond”. If I can borrow their names for our discussion here, Norman is 78, Ethel is 77, and they are both enjoying good health.  What's looming on their horizon now is the financial stress of being house-rich...
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