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The Ready.Set.Retire! Blog

Abigail Walker, CFP®

Recent Posts

How to Have Elder Care Discussions - Tips & Strategies

Abigail Walker, CFP®

Emotions involved with caring for the elderly can seem almost as overwhelming as the finances. As your loved ones age, what topics must you be ready to discuss? Beyond money, you need to talk...

Divorce: The Retirement Killer

Abigail Walker, CFP®

Now, while every divorce is unique in its own way, the reality is that there is usually one common theme in all divorces – it destroys retirement. And while every divorced person feels the...

How Do I Maximize Protection of my Assets from Lawsuits?

Abigail Walker, CFP®

In this litigious society, where it is not uncommon for citizens to sue each other over the most trivial of issues, people are rightly concerned with becoming the target of a lawsuit. This is...

Reasons to Fire My Financial Advisor: Top Ten Reasons to Move On

Abigail Walker, CFP®

Starting to doubt a financial advisor? Should I fire my financial advisor? Too often people hand money to an advisor without a shred of research. Here are ten warning signs that you possibly need...

Destination Wedding or Fully Funded Retirement? Something to think about!

Abigail Walker, CFP®

Every year I am invited to three or four weddings and I love attending every one. But I’ve noticed a few trends lately and I thought I would put together some things for today’s couples to think...

Disability Insurance - Why its Critical for High-Earners & What to Know

Abigail Walker, CFP®

Most business owners, doctors, and other high-earners have life insurance to protect survivors against the financial impact of their premature deaths. They also insure their homes, cars, and other...

How to Use a Stretch IRA Strategy for Future Generations

Abigail Walker, CFP®

 Imagine that you could wave a magic wand and turn your new grandchild into a millionaire for a head start in life. Believe it or not, even a relatively modest amount tucked away using a “stretch”...

Retirement Checkpoints: Am I On  the Path to Retirement?

Abigail Walker, CFP®

 

When speaking with people, this is probably the most frequently asked question that I get asked.  It’s a difficult question to answer in general terms because retirement looks different for...

Choosing a Financial Advisor Part 3: What Does CFP‎ Stand For?

Abigail Walker, CFP®

There are so many different three-letter abbreviations for certifications within the financial industry that it’s hard to figure out which ones are more meaningful than others.  I am a CFP®, but...

Should I Pay Off The Mortgage  Or Invest for Retirement?

Abigail Walker, CFP®

 

Should I pay off the mortgage or invest my extra cash?

This a common question – what should I be doing with my extra money each month? Should I be paying off my mortgage or should I invest that...