Long-Term Care Considerations

As we discussed in a previous post, it is no secret that the biggest fear Americans have about retirement is the cost of healthcare. In that piece, we discussed Medicare and provided a Medicare policy selection framework for identifying the coverage that best suits your healthcare needs in retirement. Today, we aim to tackle the […]

Spending time on the things you want to spend time on: The power of adding a bookkeeper to your team of advisors

We all want to be more organized, especially in our financial lives. As we age, our situations tend to become more complex, or organization may simply not be our strength. Although important, managing a home, scrutinizing investment and bank accounts, and tracking all our expenses often end up not being high on our list of things […]

Navigating Medicare in Retirement

After the year that we endured in 2020, it comes as no surprise that healthcare is at the forefront of global discussion. If you look at any survey regarding Americans’ biggest fears about retirement, the cost of healthcare is consistently the first or second concern that respondents cite. This holds true across generations and was […]

Wall Street’s Hottest Acronym… SPAC: What you should know

Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations, commonly referred to as “blank check companies”, are shell companies that go public through an initial public offering (IPO) without having a product, profit, or revenue. They do not have any fixed assets, overhead, or business expenses. In other words, SPACs exist for the sole purpose of raising capital in the […]

Control What You Can Control

In a world that seems out of control, it can be empowering to focus on the things that are within our control. Easier in theory than in practice. With the constant flow of headlines and new information surrounding the Coronavirus, it is often challenging to identify what information may apply directly to your personal situation […]

A Perfect Day at Mayacama!

This past weekend, we welcomed our clients and guests to the Mayacama Golf Club for an afternoon of amazing food, wine, and live music. Just a short drive from Santa Rosa and nestled in the hills of northern Sonoma County, this beautiful venue provided us the opportunity to connect with clients from all over the […]

Understand Your Big Picture

You probably have competing financial goals and none of them exist in a vacuum, meaning, a decision to direct cash flow towards one often comes at the expense of another. So how do you make sure you are creating the balance you need to achieve your most important goals? It starts with viewing your financial […]

Planning for the Possibility of Diminished Capacity: Ensuring Peace of Mind to You and Your Family

As our loved ones age, we are often faced with uncertainty surrounding the future. Being the trusted person to care for an aging family member can be a daunting responsibility. With old age comes the potential for uncharacteristic behavior, including missing payments, struggling to balance a checkbook, difficulty with decision-making, and so on. A tough […]

To Work or Not To Work: No Longer the Sole Retirement Question

Retirement is changing.  The idea of retirement is no longer a binary decision of choosing to work or not work. The idea is increasingly morphing into a discussion of flexibility. When can I afford to scale back? Can I do it sooner rather than later? What was once seen as “retirement planning” has moved more […]

Closing the Retirement Savings Gap: 3 Ways to Catch Up

Do you feel behind in your retirement savings? If everyone had to do it over again, we’d all start saving 10-15% of our income at the outset of our careers and continue uninterrupted until that magical retirement date decades into the future. In reality, our financial lives rarely follow this linear path, and retirement is […]