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Retirement Newsletter – April 2020 July 15, 2020 by Todd A. Gaswick Using your quarantine as a trial run for retirement. Staying productive in the time of covid-19 can be a challenge. Rather than pulling out the board games, you might want to use the opportunity to stress-test your plans for early retirement. Specifically, if you are preparing to retire soon, you might be able to examine [...]

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Lifestyle Newsletter – April 2020 July 15, 2020 by Todd A. Gaswick Accentuate the positive – Recent studies have linked several health benefits to optimism. Is it a hobby or a business? – If your pastime generates income, some things to consider. Travel insurance in the age of coronavirus – What will you do in case of a cancellation or illness? Recipe of the Month – Cauliflower [...]

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Retirement Newsletter – March 2020 March 23, 2020 by Todd A. Gaswick Good career choices may lead to an improved retirement. What is your most powerful tool for building retirement savings? Perhaps, your income. For that matter, the path of your career could influence when and how well your retirement begins. [...]

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Lifestyle Newsletter – March 2020 March 2, 2020 by Todd A. Gaswick Can a Quick Online Curriculum Open Doors to New Jobs and Careers? – In the world of continuing education, could online microcredentials soon create paths for Gen Xers and baby boomers to change careers or jobs without taking on more college debt? Comparing College Aid Offers – It would be nice if schools sent families [...]

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Lifestyle Newsletter – February 2020 February 3, 2020 by Todd A. Gaswick The real numbers behind walking – be one step ahead. Getting a good value for winter rentals – what to think about. Planning your new garden – what might be new for you? Recipe of the Month – Celebration Chocolate Cupcakes. [...]

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Retirement Newsletter – January 2020 January 15, 2020 by Todd A. Gaswick How the secure act impacts retirement accounts. A new federal law, the setting up every community for retirement enhancement (secure) act, directly affects retirees and retirement savers. It changes the rules regarding “stretching” an individual retirement account (ira) as well as longstanding retirement account rules keyed to age 70 1/2. [...]

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Lifestyle Newsletter – January 2020 January 1, 2020 by Todd A. Gaswick A Development to Dwell On – Is a decade of more affordable homes ahead? Many homeowners aged 60 and older are expected to sell in the coming years, which may create an opportunity for new buyers in certain markets. A Good Time to Track Your Money – The start of 2020 provides the occasion to [...]

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Retirement Newsletter – December 2019 December 15, 2019 by Todd A. Gaswick Ready for more time together? A career-focused couple may spend as little as 5 to 6 hours interacting with each other on most days, given hours spent working, commuting, shopping, and running errands apart. Once retired, that same couple may spend as many as 15 to 16 hours together each day, with work and commuting [...]

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Lifestyle Newsletter – December 2019 December 1, 2019 by Todd A. Gaswick Low Fares at the Last Minute – What are the ways to get a cheap flight, even when you have to travel with short notice? Here are some tips that may help in the search for a good deal. Credit the Difference to the Card – Have chip cards really made credit card usage much [...]

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Retirement Newsletter – November 2019 November 15, 2019 by Todd A. Gaswick Working a little in retirement may be easier than you think. Increasingly, Americans older than 65 are finding compelling reasons to return to the workforce, whether part time or full time. Some want the money; some want the challenge and sense of purpose. One factor in their favor: companies in many industries are having a [...]

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