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Why Losing Hurts So Bad
Cameron Hamilton

It’s time for a pop quiz!  There are only two questions so there’s no need to play sick and cut class.  This will be quick and painless. Question 1: Which do you choose? A.) Get $900 for Sure B.)90% Chance to Get $1,000 Question 2: Which do you choose? A.)Lose $900 for Sure B.)90% Chance … Continued

Inflation Is Household Specific
John Boardman

While meeting with clients two weeks ago, the conversation turned towards how much income they would need each year once fully retired.  Just a couple years off from exiting the workforce and currently in their early 60’s, we discussed the idea that their current budget is likely to look far different than the one in … Continued

Is Your 401(k) Being Neglected?
Brian Burton

With over 52 million active participants and nearly $4.9 trillion is assets¹, America’s 401(k) plan retirement system represents nearly 70% of all defined contribution plans.  For many American workers, their largest investment and eventual retirement nest egg is in the form of an employer-sponsored 401(k), yet a large percentage of these accounts go unattended.  Why?  … Continued