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  • We are independent
  • We are fee-only
  • We act as fiduciaries on behalf of our clients
  • We are committed to remain a boutique firm
  • We serve women (and like-minded men!)

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Aging Dilemma

Aging Dilemma

Should today’s 70-year-old American be considered “old?”  How do you define that term these days?  Statistically, your average 70-year-old has just a 2% chance of dying within a year.  The estimated upper limits of average life expectancy is now 97, and a rapidly growing number of 70-year-olds will live past age 100. 

Navigating the Job Market of Our Automated Future

You’ve read that robots, automation and artificial intelligence are likely to displace millions of workers in the coming ten to 20 years.  So if you or someone you care about wants to stay ahead of that curve, what skills would you need to make you an ideal worker in that automated future?

The Fiduciary Rule Moves Forward

Who’s On Your Side?

Eight Years Ago (exactly!)

The current bull market in stocks has reached its 8th anniversary today (March 9, 2009 was the official bottom), and for about the last four years, professional investors and financial planners have been scratching their heads.  The markets have gone up and up and up, and we all know that they won’t go up forever, which means there’s a correction looming somewhere on the horizo

Drug Costs in the US

We hear all the time that medical costs are too high in the U.S., and that Medicare is going to go bankrupt in the future.  The President-Elect recently told us in a press conference that drug companies are “getting away with murder.”  So how high are drug prices, and are those prices contributing at all to the high medical costs in the U.S.?

Higher Rates Are Coming

Anybody who was surprised that the Federal Reserve Board decided to raise its benchmark interest rate this week probably wasn’t paying attention.  The U.S.

Protected Social Security Accounts

The Social Security Administration has tightened security in order to prevent hackers and identity thieves. Now, when you log into your Social Security Administration account, you do what you’ve always done: give your user name and password. Then you receive a security code sent by text message, and type in that code to complete your login procedure.

Work Longer, Live Longer

There’s finally an answer to an age-old question: How can you live a longer, more satisfying life? 

The answer: work past the traditional retirement age of 65.  Perhaps WAY past.

Bring on the "Empty Nest" Years

Sallie Krawcheck Explains Why Women’s Careers Heat Up Just As Men’s Slow Down

How Should We Think About the Future?

Chances are, you’re underestimating the amount of progress we've made and we’re going to make in technology, medicine and a host of other things. Why? Because your brain, and mine, and everyone else’s, thinks linearly, rather than exponentially.

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