Does Your Financial Strategy Account for Inflation?

Brian Fricke, CFP®Estate Planning, Financial Planning

What is your financial strategy to keep up with or outpace inflation? Thanks to modern medicine, you’re going to live longer and you may need two or three times your current income in the future just to maintain your current lifestyle. I cannot stress this enough: If you need to have $70,000 annually to spend, you need to have a … Read More

Incredible Retirement Tip: Financial Media Is Not Your Friend

Brian Fricke, CFP®Financial Planning, Mortgages

When I look at the offerings of the financial media today— radio, TV, print or online—I always feel as if I’m somehow inferior because I’m not on top of the latest news about investing. I can only imagine how guilty people who aren’t financial professionals must feel—all because of the business press! Financial journalists advocate becoming an “expert” on all … Read More