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What Can We All Learn From FIRE?

Tracy L. Sherwood, CFP®tracy.sherwood@ogorek.com Many of you have undoubtedly heard of the FIRE movement by now. Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) is a movement dedicated to a program of extreme savings and investment that allows proponents to retire far...

Promising Yourself to Live a Better Life

Tracy L. Sherwood, CFP® tracy.sherwood@ogorek.com Resolve to save more, pay down your debt, improve your diet, and exercise more all made this list of Top 10 New Year's Resolutions. What is a New Year's resolution anyways? A promise or vow to yourself to live a better...

Year-End Money Moves

Tracy L. Sherwood, CFP®tracy.sherwood@ogorek.com There's still time to make 2018 a little more lucrative. Rather than starting 2019 with another financial resolution, Sharon Epperson's host of CNBC Digital video series, "Retire Well" and "Your Money, Your...

Best and Worst States to Retire in the United States

Anthony Ogorek, CFP®, Ed D.tony@ogorek.com Retirement can afford you the opportunity to relocate to another state. This short video demonstrates that there is more than affordability and sunshine to consider when making your decision.

Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

Do you want to make the most out of your Social Security benefits? When retiring, people envision seeing the world. Whether you dream of riding a gondola in Venice’s Grand Canal or hiking your way up Machu Picchu, you are seeking experiences. Instead of these dreams...

How Much Time Do You Get to Retire?

So much of our life is dedicated to the workforce that the time we take to retire feels like such a short window.  However, where you live and work in the world plays a major role in how long you have for retirement.  As the life expectancy of different countries...

Do You Have an Adventure List?

I'm sure you have heard of a bucket list. It's a list of experiences that you would like accomplish during your lifetime. While major events are memorable and satisfying, your overall happiness is going to be determined more by how you live your life on a day-to-day...