Physical Fitness and Weight Loss at 68 - Part II on getting older Oct 06, 2022
Now for the fitness part. 

Watch some older people walk:  they shuffle, or their steps really aren’t steps at all; they’re merely shifting weight from one foot to the other.  This is the result of muscles not being worked – they tighten and contract.  I am...

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Physical Fitness at 68 and Weight Loss, Part I on getting older Oct 04, 2022
At a physical crossroads

At 68 there are many times I can feel my age.  But it is only about the last year or two that I’ve noticed a definite slowing down.  Which begs the question:  What am I going to do about it?  Fight it or accept the inevitable?

As I look around at...

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On Getting Older: Airports and Tattoos on getting older Sep 29, 2022
Airports and Tattoos

As many of my readers know, I’ve done a good bit of traveling over the last several years, teaching 4-day Live Review classes to students preparing to take the CFP exam.  The exam is offered in March, July, and November, so the months before that are my busy travel...

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On Getting Older: Job Fulfillment on getting older Sep 27, 2022
 Job Fulfillment

Is this ever a relatively new concept. 

I remember in my MBA program, completed in 1984, in the human resources classes, the new way of getting employees to work hard for you was this:  give them work they enjoy doing and actually have aptitude for and see a...

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On Getting Older: Introduction on getting older Sep 27, 2022
Introduction

I recently attended my Connecticut high school’s 50th reunion.  I’ve got to say, it has given me pause.  Was the class of ’72 really 50 years ago?  Couldn’t be – but it is.  I had a great time, and even my wife commented on what a...

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The Bull Case for the Stock Market financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Sep 14, 2022

Have we reached a stock market bottom yet? 

"Are you kidding me? After the big price drops we've seen the last few days?"

We get it. Pessimism is popular right now. But here we give you an optimist’s case for the market:

Look at the three major stock market benchmarks – the Dow...

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Why 2022 is not like the 2008 Financial Crisis financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jul 12, 2022

By Jonathan Cameron, CFP®

We have not seen a prolonged stock market decline like this since 2008! The year 2022 has been an awful year in markets. You don't have to go far for the media to remind you of this every hour on the hour. But this is not 2008, of course. Here's what you need to know...

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Bitcoin Part II - Inflation Hedge financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals May 04, 2022

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

I began Part I - New Asset Class with this statistic:  one in five people in the US have invested in or used cryptocurrency.  As Bitcoin becomes more widely accepted – indeed, Fidelity is offering it in 401K accounts – it is high time for...

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Bitcoin Part I - New Asset Class financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals May 04, 2022

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

I was astonished to hear this statistic:  one in five people in the US have invested in or used cryptocurrency.  That means that Bitcoin is indeed a thing, and it is time for me to write about it. 

And there’s a lot to write.  I’m...

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Necessary vs. Discretionary financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Sep 29, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

The foundation for any sort of financial planning begins with cash flow management.  Income -expenses = dollars available to be invested toward future goals.  We’ve worked with people from all walks of life who have cash flow issues, including...

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My Deepest Condolences. You've Lost Your Spouse. financial planning for retirement Aug 04, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

We all know it is coming – that at one point Till death us do part becomes a reality.  What a sad time - someone dear to us has gone away, never to return, and will be missed greatly. 

Do Nothing Until You Really Need to

As a financial planner, I...

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When Oh When Can I Retire? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for retirement Jul 27, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

You want to retire in a few years, right? And you know you haven't saved enough.  But there are bills to pay, and at the end of the month there’s nothing left.  In fact, there’s often a shortfall.  What can you do?

 Short...

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