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Reflecting on the Retirement Journey After Climbing Mount St. Helens

Planning for Retirement
Preparation, a trusted guide, and perseverance—all made a significant impact as my wife and I climbed the majestic Mount St. Helens. Since one has to purchase permits many months in advance, we picked August 2 nd for the big day. For those who live outside the Pacific Northwest, early August usually ensures a high probability that it will be warm a...
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Summer Leisurely Lessons for Your Investments

Recently my family enjoyed some relaxing leisure time, with adventures that took us from Southern California beaches and amusement parks to Arizona's mountains and dessert valleys. My kids' favorite day – mine too! – was when we escaped the scorching, 118 degree Phoenix heat by heading into the Sedona mountains. There, we found a magical place call...
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How to Avoid “Indecision Prison” With Your Retirement Investments

Usually, it's nice to have choices in your life – unless analysis paralysis sets in, and choosing becomes a chore. We've all been there, haven't we? I've been known to get bunched up just picking which cereal to buy for my kids. There are so darn many, sometimes I can't decide. I call this "indecision prison." What then? If you lock up over your br...
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When can I safely retire?

If you are approaching retirement age, this question may be consuming your thoughts or regular conversations with your loved ones. Related questions include: Have I saved enough to support my desired retirement lifestyle? How much can I prudently spend each year once I do retire? When should my spouse and I take our Social Security? What investment...
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