Chances are, you probably know that people today live longer than those who lived 300 years ago. But did you know how quickly, and how recently, that number rose? The average lifespan doubled between the years of 1920 to 2020—from just over 40 years old in 1920 to over 80 years old in 2020.  The…

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As we start to see the horizon of the COVID-19-related lifestyle changes, we can start to look back on the things we did and how they made sense at the time. Some things made more sense than others. Sanitizing every surface, up to and including individual pieces of fruit? Made perfect sense a year ago…

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In the news this week was an announcement by Domino’s Pizza that they would begin demoing automatic pizza delivery by a self-driving car.  This isn’t the first time that a company has teased autonomous delivery—Amazon has been working on delivery drones for years—nor is it even the first pizza shop to “debut” something like this—Pizza Hut tried…

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Of all our clients, there are only a few who do not have at least one IRA account. Of the many that do, few of the IRAs are the same. Some have traditional IRAs and some have Roth IRAs. Some have Simple and some have SEP. All IRAs. Some could have a Beneficiary IRA and…

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Two weeks ago, Emily celebrated her five-year anniversary with the company. We’re blessed to have a staff of young, caring, and hard-working folks at Franklin Retirement. Emily has been a great addition to our company and continues to master more parts of our business. As we were celebrating her anniversary, it dawned on me that…

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Who else is tired of reading about COVID? I know I’m tired of writing about it, but unless you guys want me delving into politics (and I’m pretty sure none of us wants that to happen… on either side of this newsletter) I think we’ll keep it light. As light as you can get when…

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