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The Three Phases of Your Financial Life

By Jeff Dixson | June 19, 2015

How to make sure you invest your money properly in each phase of your financial life In a relay race, each runner is responsible for completing a leg in the race. The first runner begins the race by running as quickly as possible, building momentum for their teammates, essentially setting the foundation for the rest…

Dangerous Behavioral Traps- How They Could Already Be Affecting Your Success

By Jeff Dixson | June 12, 2015

It’s no secret- trying to sort through all the financial options available to us can leave us feeling a little overwhelmed! To compound the problem, most investors, retirees or potential retirees rarely consider the possibility that they might unknowingly be making a huge behavioral mistake. That’s because most of the time, behavioral problems happen subconsciously.…

The 14 Most Popular Places to Put Your Retirement Dollars

By Jeff Dixson | June 5, 2015

Today we are surrounded by options. It’s often comical to just stand back and watch as someone approaches the salad dressing, cracker, or beer sections in the grocery store. It’s easier when you have an “old standby”, but what if you don’t? Or what if there were something better out there? We had been buying…

The Mutual Fund Expense Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Dixson | May 29, 2015

The other day we had a mother and daughter come into our office to meet with us. They had been with a large brokerage firm for a number of years. Many times they had asked their advisor about fees associated with their different investments (which included multiple mutual funds). Sadly, the only answer they could…

5 Hazardous Retirement Income Risks [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jeff Dixson | May 22, 2015

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7 Risks That Could Significantly Affect Your Retirement Income

By Jeff Dixson | May 22, 2015

In his best-selling book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Steven Covey stated that the first and possibly most important habit is to be proactive. We agree with Mr. Covey yet find that most people aren’t when it comes to their retirement plan. A part of being proactive about your retirement plan is knowing…

The Perfect Retirement Storm

By Jeff Dixson | May 8, 2015

Our country is staring down the barrel of a major retirement crisis of grand proportions. It’s a “perfect storm” of events and it’s sure to wreak havoc on everything, and everyone in its way. On average there are 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day. This is something that is going to continue for the…

The 7 Biggest Retirement Regrets- Learn to Avoid the Top Regrets of Many Retirees

By Jeff Dixson | March 6, 2015

Life is not without regrets. We all have them. Often the biggest regrets in our life aren’t typically about the things we did do; it’s about the things we failed to do. The question is … what can you learn from other’s people’s regrets when it comes to planning for your retirement? The answer is…

Your Retirement Forecast- How to Weather a Financial Storm in Retirement

By Jeff Dixson | March 3, 2015

This winter we have watched as snow storms have pounded many parts of the country. Boston specifically is inches from breaking its all time record of snowfall for a winter season, having received over 101 inches of snow so far. Across the country these storms have changed people’s plans, many of whom aren’t able to…

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