Monthly Archives: January 2012

Retiring On Purpose

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever. That’s from the Westminster Shorter Catechism. And for me, at least, it sums up our purpose as human … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: Why We Fail as Investors

The annual Dalbar studies of investor behavior show a constant theme regarding our failure as investors: chasing performance without a plan. The costs are significant in terms of lost returns: half of what we could earn in the stock market … Continue reading

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A Mile a Day Helps Keep Alzheimer’s Away

A study published in the journal Neurology in 2010 indicates that walking one mile a day significantly lowers your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease (dementia)—by about 50%! Not bad for taking a short walk each day. The study found that … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: Retire-Knit

How will you spend your time in retirement? My wife is a knitter (she knit the Dale of Norway sweater I’m wearing, based on the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City), so she’s ahead of me: she already has … Continue reading

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The 4 x 14 Portfolio (TM) Updated for 2011 Returns

A Hassle-Free, Well-Balanced Investment Strategy for:           IRA Investors           401k and 403b Savers           Retirees Who Need Retirement Income ©2012 Integrity Financial Planning. All rights reserved. http://www.integrityplanner.com The 4 × 14 Retirement Portfolio™ One of the most important decisions … Continue reading

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When Should I Retire?

Here’s a link to a thoughtful piece from the Society of Actuaries helping all of us think through a major decision: when to retire. When Should I Retire The examples in the article include illustrations of the use of an immediate … Continue reading

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