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

Be Happily Debt Free

Brian Fricke, CFP®Debt, Investing

The single biggest obstacle to building and keeping wealth is debt. That’s right—debt! If you’re paying an increasing amount each month to pay off loans or credit cards, you are in good company. The average American carries an estimated $10,000 in credit card debt. Regardless of your circumstances, try to imagine having no credit card, car or mortgage payments. I … Read More