Congratulations! Your child is not the only one who should celebrate graduating from college; this is a major milestone for you too! You’ve been planning, saving, and working to help support your graduate and now it’s time for the next chapter.
Healthcare is one of the biggest and most unpredictable line items to prepare for in retirement. Medicare kicks in when you turn 65 however there is a big gap in what Medicare covers vs. the coverage you’re used to from your employer’s group plan.
As financial planners, our job is to help our clients prepare for the expected but more importantly, the unexpected. This can include anything from losing a job, suffering a sudden, debilitating health event, and even a natural disaster. As Portland financial planner, we are increasingly aware of the potential for a major earthquake.
For this reason, we asked the Red Cross to come in to speak to us about the Cascadia Subduction Zone located off the Oregon coast and their tips regarding preparation for this potentially devastating event.
Younger people are often excited by the prospect of retirement planning and dreaming of life after work. However, for those nearing the final phase of their careers, retirement can be a frightening prospect. You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this point but now what? How will you spend your time? What will you say when people ask what you do? Do you have to learn to play golf?