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The Ready.Set.Retire! Blog

The Top 5 Things to know about your Frozen PTO Deferral Opportunity with Northern Light Health

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Did you get a letter from the Northern Light Health Retirement Team regarding your Frozen Personal Time Off (PTO)? Well, quite a few of our clients did, too. We’ve been working with them over the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Choosing a Financial Advisor Part 2: What Is a CFA?

Wesley Del Col, CFP

 

 Passing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation is really hard! (and we’re happy we have someone with the designation on our side!)