Monthly Archives: October 2012

Meeting with an Advisor: Be Prepared

When we go to the doctor, we are all used to hearing those basic questions that they start their check-ups with: “Do you drink?… Do you smoke?… How much exercise do you get a week?… Are you experiencing any pain?” … Continue reading

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The Skeletons in the Closets of Your 401(k)

401(k) plans have been the longstanding backbone of most retirement plans, and for good reason with their contribution matching programs, tax exempt contributions and tax free earnings during growth.  They seem like the perfect fit for most investment plans, but … Continue reading

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Benchmarking Your Way to Investment Success

Success in life is often times about perspective, and this truth follows suit in the investing realm as well.  The performance of your investments can be deemed good, acceptable or poor, depending upon the performance of the funds around you. … Continue reading

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4 Critical Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid

Life happens so fast these days.  As a teenager in high school, you are consumed with homework and friends.  In college, you choose your area of studies in hopes of getting the career of your dreams.  After you graduate, your … Continue reading

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Why Do Women Trail Men in Retirement Planning?

It’s often said that mothers naturally put others first, which, admirable as it is, becomes a problem in terms of their own financial future.  A new study by the ING Retirement Research Institute shows that women, on average, are much … Continue reading

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