Franklin Retirement Solutions Blog

Recent Articles:

  • Making Preparations That You’d Rather Not Make - My daughter started kindergarten this week. She could not have been more excited. Facing private school tuition, an intolerant bus service, and a subsequent change in both after-school care plans and our morning routine, my wife and I were decidedly less enthused. Anticipation of the added pressure aside, neither of us were prepared for one of the…
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  • Ramp Up Your Retirement - As you get closer to your retirement, you start to think practically about the steps of your retirement transition. A to-do list emerges of tasks to try and accomplish, as well as things to consider. If haven’t retired but are getting ready to, here’s three things you should think about.   Mind Your Money Now…
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  • Will Fall Bring Any Changes? - By Peter Wechsler Your Retirement Quarterback® When Halloween candy hits the store shelves you know that summer is just about gone and that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Soon it will be Monday Night Football and the World Series that now seems to creep into early November. Once July 4th hits I start getting anxious…
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  • Getting Your Mind Right For Retirement - I have plenty of folks coming through my doors who are more than ready to quit their jobs. They’re ready to drop the day-to-day routines of rush hour traffic and 9-to-5 office politics, and leave the office behind. But while a lot of folks are ready to ditch work, they’re not ready for the mental…
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  • 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”…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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