Blog and Podcast

Reasons to Invest Internationally

How much money do you have in international investments? How much should you have? Listen to Kevin discuss what the science of investing says and why you are likely underallocated to international markets. And be sure to listen to the end where he shares a story of a recent conversation with a new client related to international investing. Continue reading

What Is Financial Life Planning?

Financial life planning is being purposeful in continually moving your life in the direction you desire and then matching your finances to support it. Said another way, it is financial planning done right. Listen to Kevin share a story of a client evaluate trade-offs and find a work-life balance that is better for them. He also shares a story of how he and his wife made big life changes after their first child was born … changes that would require Kevin to work several more years before they will reach financial independence. Whether you are in the heart of your working years or at retirement, this is one episode you won’t want to miss. Continue reading

Will Social Security Be There For Me?

Social Security’s future solvency is a regular discussion point when consid­ering your retirement planning. Simply put: can you rely on receiving what is shown on your Social Security statement? Tune in to hear the latest nuggets from the 2019 Social Security Trustee’s report – he read it so you don’t have to – and what Kevin believes to be the most likely reforms. Continue reading

Three Reasons To Invest Internationally

U.S. stocks have significantly outperformed international stocks in recent years. And U.S.-based multinational companies are major players in the world economy. Yet, forsaking international stocks is not good idea. U.S.-based investors generally favor U.S.-based investments. This has become known as … Continue reading

The Story of Jane

Jane is in her mid 60s. She recently inherited money from her father and is soon to be getting remarried. She had two advisors – her own and now dad’s advisor – but didn’t have the clarity and confidence she felt she needed around her money and these big life transitions. Listen to Kevin share her story as she considered what she really wanted from a relationship with an advisor and wrestled with whether she had the type of financial situation to justify paying an advisor for help. Continue reading

Are Guarantees Worth It? Retirement Income Planning Series – Part 5

When choosing investment vehicles, for many people the most important factor is the guarantee that they’ll receive a certain amount of income across their lifetime. But what exactly will that guarantee cost you? We’ll find out on the fifth and final episode in the Retirement Income Planning Series. Continue reading

Social Security’s Solvency & Likely Reforms

Social Security’s future solvency is a regular discussion point when consid­ering your retirement planning. It is common to think your benefit will be reduced from what is shown on your statement. Yet, that position is often taken without good information … Continue reading

Dynamic Strategy: Retirement Income Planning Series – Part 4

When building a financial plan that’s based around investing, it’s important to take into account a handful of dynamic elements that will likely vary quite a bit throughout your retirement. Tune in to our fourth installment of the series to hear how you can organize your plan around dynamic market expectations, dynamic allocations, and dynamic spending. Continue reading

Total Return Portfolio: Retirement Income Planning Series – Part 3

If you’re taking a probability-based approach to investing as we discussed in the first part of this series, you’ll need to build a strategy for how to most efficiently invest your savings to provide an income throughout retirement. That’s where the Total Return Portfolio comes into play. Continue reading