A Retirement Story: Be Wary of Going Overboard on Company Stock

Brian Fricke, CFP®Retirement Planning

incredible retirement story

If you’ve worked for one company for a long period of time, you probably feel pretty good about your employer. Furthermore, because of your longevity, you may hold a large portion of your investment portfolio in the company stock. While this may seem to be a sound investment strategy, it can be far less secure than you think. No doubt, … Read More

A Retirement Story: The Silent Threat to Your Retirement Savings

Brian Fricke, CFP®Retirement Planning

When my grandparents took early retirement at age sixty-two, they did pretty much what everyone of their era did: My grandfather had worked for the same company for more than thirty years while my grandmother stayed at home and raised the family. When my grandfather retired, they sold their home up north and moved to Florida. They put all of … Read More

Understanding Tax Preparation

Brian Fricke, CFP®Asset Protection, Taxes

You’ve all heard that old saying that you can’t avoid death and taxes. Unfortunately, this adage is true. Since I believe you should spend as much of your time as possible doing only what brings you immense joy and satisfaction, I doubt that filling out your tax return is one of these activities! That’s why I urge you to use … Read More