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The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 071: Private Equity & Your Retirement - What Should You Know?

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

Over the past few years, we've been hearing from our clients that they've heard about private equity and they wonder whether they should consider investing their own...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 070: How has COVID-19 Changed our Retirement Travel Plans?

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

We've been having a lot of client meetings lately to discuss how 2022's investment volatility is impacting financial plans. One of the things we're hearing routinely is...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 069: Reinventing Yourself After Being Forced to Retire Due to Illness

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

 

Disability is something many Americans, especially younger people, think can only affect the lives of other people. Tragically, thousands of young people...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 068: How to Master Blending Your Family with Your Spouse's Family

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

In its most basic sense, a blended family is one where the parents have children from previous relationships, but all the members come together as one unit. Consider the...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 067: A Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

The abuse of prescription opioids is a serious national crisis. While the opioid epidemic has been declared a national public health emergency, in Maine the situation is...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 066: Selling Dead People's Things

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

It’s time to part with our things, or with a relative's things! How do we get the most value from them? What about the collections that we've obsessed over during our...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 065: The Ins and Outs of Medicare

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

Today we turn 65! What's one thing that every retiree is eligible for when they reach age 65? Medicare, right? Of course, we had to wait for our podcast to be Medicare...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 064: Understanding the Impacts of Inflation on Retirement

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

 

One thing that we have been discussing a lot with our clients recently is, inflation. As we retire and we think we have so much money to live on and all of a sudden,...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 063: Practicing Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). Gratitude is a thankful...

The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast Ep 062: Understanding an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Executive Summary

Currently, more than 29,000 people in Maine are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 46,000 caregivers provide 68,000,000 hours in unpaid care. Dementia caregivers...