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Recent Articles:

  • Will “It” Happen To You? - By Matt Sussman, CLTC American Insurance Planners, Inc. How many times have you said that “it” is not going to happen to me? I know I have, and all of a sudden, “it” happens. Does this behavior stem from denial? Lack of being prepared? Maybe a little bit of both? Well, let’s talk about “it” […]
  • CB Lingo Quiz - While we might laugh at the current fads of today (and if you’ve watched an 8-year-old “dab” or a teenager toss a water bottle, it’s laughable), our own fads weren’t much better. This week marks the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit” hitting theaters. CB radios were HUGE following this movie, as was CB […]
  • 10 Retirement Mistakes You May Be Making - The prospect of retirement always sounds good—walking out of the office for the last time, Johnny Paycheck blaring from the car speakers as you drive home and sleeping late whenever you want. But too often, common retirement decisions end up being mistakes. To that end, Kiplinger put together a list of 10 financial decisions retirement […]
  • It’s Like Junior High All Over Again - Many of my clients have been in their homes for 40 and sometimes 50 years. Most think they will stay in their homes forever like in my condo, where the average age is somewhere between 85 and death. Most of my neighbors have been in the building since the ’70s. What I’ve witnessed over the […]
  • The Results Are In: Retirees Are Spending Less - Tired of levitating frogs and determining why pants explode, the eggheads have turned their critical eyes to you, retired persons. More pointedly, how you spend your money. Articles in both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Business this month highlight a growing trend: retirees spending less in their retirement. They have their conjectures why and […]
  • Where Are The Jobs Going… And Why? - Have more jobs been lost to production moving overseas, immigrant workers or automation?  While outsourcing and immigration make better talking points on the campaign trail, by most measures it looks like technology & automation are actually doing the most damage.  To that end, Bloomberg put together a phenomenal report this week, pulling data from multiple […]
  • Is The Middle of Nowhere Still The Middle of Nowhere Anymore? - My wife and I just celebrated our 11th anniversary on the 27th, and instead of fancy gifts, lately we’ve celebrated by traveling—using our anniversary to visit a bed & breakfast in a unique small town within five hours’ drive. We’ve done Salem, MA (witches!), Cape May (water!), Ocean City, MD (more water!) and Hudson, NY […]
  • How Serious Are You About Products Being “Made In America”? - I would love to see jobs come back and manufacturing get a big boost. It would help the economy and it would help provide more middle income jobs. And the faster jobs return, the better. One of the big promises of the Trump campaign was to restore manufacturing back here in the good ol’ U.S. […]
  • Goodbye, Obamacare. Hello, American Healthcare Act. - Unless you were living under a rock all week you heard that the House unveiled their answer to the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA) (aka Obamacare).  So far, the reaction on Capitol Hill has been less than gleeful—not just by the Democrats, but by many Republicans as well.  This is going to be fun to […]
  • What, Exactly, Do We Gain From Technology Taking Jobs? - The headlines this week have been full of tech-laden stories that supposedly herald the end of a lot of blue-collar jobs.  Wendy’s is installing customer ordering kiosks in 1,000 locations.  You can now ride a an AI-guided, driver-free Uber in select Midwestern markets.  Google’s robot division has unveiled a new robot that can jump 4’ into […]