The emotional side of retirement planning

CeFT, Edm2, Barbara Shapiro, president, HMS Financial Group, Msf, Cmc, Cfs, CFP, and Cdfa •
Kiplinger

Historically, people retired when they reached 65, seemed to stay close to home, and typically died within a few years. Today the concept of retirement is very different. It is not unusual for people to work well into their 70s or even 80s at their current job or at a different job. Some work full

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How to give kids stocks in a meaningful, fun way

RFC, Founder, Iar, Hobart Financial Group, and Chris Hobart •
Kiplinger

The season of giving is now past, so you probably know if the presents you purchased were a hit or a miss. It’s tough for parents, much less grandparents, to get it right every time. And let’s face it, what children want isn’t always what’s best for them or something they need. The practical thing

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Piece 2 homes together into 1

Eleanor Laise, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

Barbara Williams’s home is a lively one. Much of the year, there are four generations under one roof. Williams, age 65, shares her five-bedroom Silver Spring, Md., home with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and three young grandsons–and her 91-year-old mother visits for several months at a stretch. While the multigenerational living arrangement may be messy

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