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The Ready.Set.Retire! Blog

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...

Choosing Your Pension Payout Option

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Many couples may find themselves confronted with a dilemma as retirement nears. If you plan to receive your pension payout on a monthly basis (rather than in a lump sum), you must decide whether...

The Nuts & Bolts of Required Minimum Distributions

Wesley Del Col, CFP

 Given the uncertain future of Social Security and the decline in popularity of traditional pensions, taking initiative to save for retirement is more important than ever. Individual Retirement...

The "All You Need To Know About Eldercare Arrangements Guide" (Types & Services Offered)

Wesley Del Col, CFP

 It's never too early to think about how and where you want to live   when you're older.   How far in advance do you plan vacations? A month at the very least, right? You've booked the flights and...

Our Favorite Estate Planners in Bangor Maine (Reviews/Ratings)

Benjamin Smith, CFA


Estate planning is not something to which most people look forward because it’s associated with mortality, but it’s important to think of the next generation. As Financial Advisors at Guidance...

The Best Accountants in Bangor, Maine (In Our Opinion)*

Benjamin Smith, CFA


Tax planning and getting sound tax advice is not usually a high priority for many of us, especially when there is an H&R Block around every corner or software solution easily available.  As...

How To Find a Financial Planner in Bangor Maine

Benjamin Smith, CFA


Are you considering hiring a financial advisor in Bangor, but you don’t know how to get started?  There are so many things to consider when hiring a financial advisor, but let’s start with the...

Who Are The Best Financial Advisors in Bangor, Maine? (In Our Opinion)*

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Each year, we at Guidance Point Advisors meet with well over 100 households in the  Bangor, Maine area with respect to their Financial Planning and Investment needs.  Because so many folks know...

Financial Advisor Fees: Am I Paying Too Much?

Benjamin Smith, CFA


 This is a topic that our team debates as being rather uncomfortable to discuss in a blog setting.  Does this insinuate that we charge our clients too much? Are we going to make our competition...

Capital Markets Review- Second Quarter 2017

Benjamin Smith, CFA


The 10th Anniversary of the start of the Financial Crisis; How much longer does the Goldilocks Scenario last?

June marked the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Financial Crisis.  In June...