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The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 004 - Balancing Your Retirement In A Multi-Generational Family Business with Susan Ware Page

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

In this episode, we travel to Rockland, Maine to have a conversation with the President of Maritime Energy, Susan Ware Page. What's interesting about Susan's story is that she's...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 003 - Experiencing Your Travel Bucket List in Retirement, with Keri Forbringer

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

On this episode of the The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast we are joined by Luxury Travel Works’ Keri Forbringer to discuss attacking your "wander list" in retirement and how...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 002 -  Maximizing Your Local Area Agency on Aging, with Dyan Walsh

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

Our guest on this episode of The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast is Dyan Walsh. Dyan is the Executive Director of Eastern Area Agency on Aging. Dyan has been with Eastern...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 001 -  Working With Our Clients to Define Their Retirement Success, with Wes Del Col

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

On this (inaugural) episode of The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast, we are joined by the founder of Guidance Point Advisors, Wes Del Col. Wes opened Guidance Point Advisors...

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...

Turning 50 & Entering the Retirement Red Zone

Wesley Del Col, CFP

 Ah, 50! You are now armed with the hard-earned wisdom of your years, and are eagerly anticipating what the next 50 years will bring! After the birthday candles have been blown out, and you have...

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...

Top 4 Reasons Why You  Should Accept a Company Buyout Offer

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Many companies offer employees a buyout package to encourage them to leave the company. This is generally done to encourage voluntary departures when the organization is looking to reduce...

Capital Markets Review- First Quarter 2017

Benjamin Smith, CFA

A Trump Bump and Growing International Economic Confidence: 

The first quarter of 2017 was dominated by political headlines and firming economic data globally. Risk assets continued to outperform...