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Unintended Outcomes: Long-term Care

by Craig Moser on March 3, 2017

As a Certified Financial Planner, I work to build plans that reflect my clients’ futures as accurately as possible.  Inevitably, planning comes down to a question of dealing with unintended outcomes.  For example, “How will the possibility of a long-term […]

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Baseball Investment Strategies

by Craig Moser on February 24, 2017

Statistics are interesting and can reveal different scenarios based on the time frame being viewed.  Imagine a baseball player who strikes out 200 times and has 50 home runs in a year.  This baseball player is very similar to an […]

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Dear Ole Dad's Pension

by Craig Moser on February 17, 2017

I was talking to a client whose Dear Old Dad advised that assets should double every 7 to 10 years.  He also said she could do this while withdrawing 5% per year.  This scenario was possible in her dad’s era. […]

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Roth vs. Traditional IRA

by Craig Moser on February 3, 2017

I know a woman named Jennifer, who thanks herself when she benefits today from something she did previously.  It might be as simple as having milk in the refrigerator because she stopped for a gallon the night before.  Retirees with […]

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Your Retirement Road Ahead

by Craig Moser on January 20, 2017

Growing older requires most of us to think about the road ahead and things we have never approached before.  A big one is the “R” word.  Yes, retirement starts to get closer.  If you have taken the time to prepare, then […]

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Questions to Ask About Your 401(k)

by Craig Moser on January 6, 2017

An employer-sponsored 401(k) savings plan is a great vehicle for accumulating wealth on a tax-deferred basis.  Because all 401(k) plans are not created equal, you may need to improve the plan so it better meets your needs.  All you have […]

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Mailbox Money

by Craig Moser on December 30, 2016

As we move through time, we seldom think about what life will be like when we retire.  You work for 25- 35 years and get paid regularly for your efforts.  Then one day you stop working and the paychecks stop […]

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How Do We Build An Income Plan?

by Craig Moser on December 22, 2016

You may have had an investment plan for years.  You follow a strategy you’ve become comfortable with, and put as much as you can into your investment plan.  Accumulation is the name of the game at this point.  Then one […]

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Understanding Investment Outcomes

by Craig Moser on December 9, 2016

What do you want out of your investment portfolio? I’m fairly certain you want 100% of the upside and none of the downside. I will continue looking for that perfect balance, and keep you posted on how it turns out. […]

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Tweaking 401(k) Options

by Craig Moser on November 28, 2016

As we look at 401(k) investment options, they may appear very “vanilla” in what they offer. I laugh out loud when some “investment guru” says cost is the only thing important. They’re basically implying that you should buy a low-cost, […]

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