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Sometimes You Should Retreat Before Pressing On

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Bookmark and Share

Before modern military tactics were developed, it was common for the General to move to an elevated position to observe the battle. Typically, soldiers fighting face-to-face with their enemy were so focused on survival that they lacked perspective on whether they were winning or losing until the battle was over. The General’s view, however, prompted adjustments to increase the likelihood of victory.  


Video: How Do I Pay For Long Term Care?

Thursday, June 11, 2015 Bookmark and Share



One of the biggest threats to your retirement fund is the potential cost of long term medical care. Learn more about the three basic ways to pay in this week’s Advice For Life blog. 

Planning For Aging In Place

Thursday, October 23, 2014 Bookmark and Share

by Connie Weems-Scott, MSFS, CFP®



Does this post look familiar? We originally published it in October 2013. Since we just celebrated National Aging in Place Week for 2014, we wanted to re-share what future financial considerations to make when planning to age in place. Enjoy! 

A Woman's Guide to Health Care in Retirement

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Bookmark and Share

At any age, health care is a priority. But when you retire, you should probably focus more on health care than ever before. This is especially true for women. Women live longer, develop certain chronic conditions (e.g., osteoporosis) at a higher rate than men, and are more apt to experience medical limitations that directly affect their daily activities. That's why it's particularly important for women to factor in the cost of health care, including long-term care, as part of their retirement plan. 

Can You Name the Biggest Threat to Your Retirement Nest Egg?

Thursday, May 22, 2014 Bookmark and Share

by Don Patrick, MBA, CFP®

One of the biggest and most costly mistakes that most people make is failing to consider the very real possibility that they will need some type of long term medical care in the future—either in the home, in a nursing home, rehabilitation center, or assisted living facility—or some combination of all of these.

The good news is that 50% of us won’t need any such long term health care.

The bad news is that half of us will need some form of care, whether at home or in an institution, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. So when we think about risks to our retirement nest egg, we need to think not only of stock market losses and inflation, but of the very real possibility that catastrophic illness may affect our spouse or us. 

How Do We Pay for Long term Care?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Bookmark and Share

by Don Patrick, MBA, CFP®


Last week I discussed that one of the biggest threats to your retirement nest egg is the cost of long term medical care.  

Can You Name the Biggest Threat to Your Retirement Nest Egg?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Bookmark and Share

by Don Patrick, MBA, CFP®

One of the biggest and most costly mistakes that most people make is failing to consider the very real possibility that they will need some type of long term medical care in the future—either in the home, in a nursing home, rehabilitation center, or assisted living facility—or some combination of all of these.  


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