Retirement Planning or Aerating the Lawn?

Plan Retirement? I’d rather wash a cat!

A clever ad agency created a commercial for Nationwide Insurance about retirement planning entitled “Two Up.”1 When “retirement planning” was mentioned by a couple at breakfast, they leapt into action cleaning the oven, cleaning the gutters, washing the family pets, eventually pressure washing the roses & pretending to aerate the lawn. The commercial is effective because it is based in reality. […]

2017-11-09T02:40:19+00:00December 20th, 2016|

Retiring in Peace Requires Planning

He or She who fails to plan…

According to, it was Benjamin Franklin who first stated, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”1 An online article by the State of Indiana, attributes Winston Churchill with the words “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”2 Whoever actually coined the phrase, the necessity to plan for one’s retirement should be a given. When do I […]

2017-11-09T02:40:19+00:00December 13th, 2016|

A Step Toward Retirement Peace is Oh So Simple

The Secret to Happiness in Retirement

The American College of Financial Services posted a video, “The Secret To Happiness in Retirement,” to YouTube on November 2, 2016. The premise is that a lifetime income is indeed the key to retirement happiness. David A. Littell, JC, ChFC and author Tom Henga make their case based upon various studies of retirees around the world. “Study after study after study has […]

2017-11-09T02:40:19+00:00December 6th, 2016|