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Prenuptial Agreements: A Smart Move for Savvy Women

FAI Presents: Prenuptial Agreements: A Smart Move for Savvy Women

By: Lyn Dippel
11/7/2018

When you hear the word “prenup,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many people, you might picture a wealthy older man about to marry a younger woman. While that may have been the case years ago, prenuptial agreements ...

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The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them

The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them

By: Mark Stinson
11/7/2018
 

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #2, Chapter 3: The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them.

An ...

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Year-End Investment Review and 2019 Outlook Webinar

10/25/2018

Join us for our final webinar of the year:  FAI's Year-End Investment Review and 2019 Outlook.

Join our webinar from the comfort of your home or office, Thursday, November 8th as Curt Gross, our Chief Investment Officer, reviews the ...

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Growing Your Aging Parents' Wealth During Their Golden Years

Growing Your Aging Parents' Wealth During Their Golden Years

By: Mark Stinson
10/13/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #1, Chapter 3:Growing Your Aging Parents' Wealth During Their Golden Years.

While one's ...

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FAI 3rd Q Investment Commentary - Diversification Part 1

Q3 Investment Commentary - Diversification Part 1

Curtis Gross
10/11/2018

Most investors understand the meaning of diversification.  Webster’s dictionary explains it this way: “to balance (an investment portfolio) defensively by dividing funds among securities of different industries or of different classes”.  At FAI we are constantly touting the virtues ...

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Article 253: FAI Presents: Say Goodbye to Your Spouse, Not Your Business

FAI Presents: Say Goodbye to Your Spouse, Not Your Business

By: Lyn Dippel
9/22/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our eBook series,  "navigating marital transitions with confidence: a resource for women".  

This Month’s Focus is taken from Chapter 3: “Say Goodbye to Your Spouse, Not Your Business.”

When it comes ...

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FAI-Tips for Choosing Where to Live After Retirement

Tips for Choosing Where to Live After Retirement

By: Mark Stinson
9/21/2018

You have worked long and hard to save up for retirement to settle into your dream location and lifestyle. Now that you no longer need to live in an area focusing on your job, schools, and status, your options are ...

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Family Money Piggy

Clandestine Cache

Lyn Dippel
9/18/2018

At times I’ve wondered where the line should be between openness with my spouse about my finances versus providing only what’s necessary to preserve my autonomy.  For me it comes down to being honest with myself.  It’s ...

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Thrive in Retirement after Gray Divorce

Thrive in Retirement after Gray Divorce

8/27/2018

Gray divorce is on the rise and it presents some unique challenges. If you’re splitting up after 50, it’s smart to give careful thought to your financial and social future.

Divorcing later in life means there’s less ...

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FAI - Women over 50 Are Embracing Cohabitation, Not Marriage

Women over 50 Are Embracing Cohabitation, Not Marriage

8/20/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our eBook series,  "navigating marital transitions with confidence: a resource for women".  

This Month's Focus is taken from Chapter 2: “Women are Embracing Cohabitation, Not Marriage.”

A growing segment of women ...

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FAI-Practice Makes Perfect, Even When it Comes to Your Retirement

Practice Makes Perfect, Even When it Comes to Your Retirement

By: FAI Wealth Management
8/17/2018

Most of us understand the value of practice, but few of us think about practicing for our retirement. If you aren’t yet retired, you have an opportunity to get in some rehearsal time. Here’s why that’s a ...

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Beware of the Hidden Costs of College

Beware of the Hidden Costs of College

By: FAI Wealth Management
8/17/2018

Getting that college degree isn’t cheap. Staggering increases in tuition rates over the past three decades are partially to blame.

According to College Board's Trends in College Pricing 2017 report, students currently enrolled in a public four-year university ...

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Details You Need to Know

The Legal, Financial and Medical Details You Need to Know to Care for Your Aging Parents

By: Mark Stinson
8/13/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #2, Chapter 2: “The Legal, Financial and Medical Details You Need to Know.”

You may ...

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FAI-Power Up Your Financial Independence

Marital Transitions: Power Up Your Financial Independence

By: Lyn Dippel
8/3/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our eBook series,  "navigating marital transitions with confidence: a resource for women".  

This Month's Focus is taken from Chapter 1: “Power Up Your Financial Independence.”

Not so long ago, household finances ...

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How Your Parents Can Make the Most of Medicare

How Your Parents Can Make the Most of Medicare

By: Mark Stinson
7/24/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #1, Chapter 2: “How Your Parents Can Make the Most of Medicare.”

If your parents ...

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What Seniors Should Look for in a New Credit Card

What Seniors Should Look for in a New Credit Card (and What to Do With Your Old Ones)

By: Mark Stinson
7/23/2018

As we age, our financial priorities and spending habits tend to change.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, seniors often have less household income so they tend to spend less than people in their 40s or 50s, who ...

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Top Retirement Planning Tips for Couples

Top Retirement Planning Tips for Couples

By: Lyn Dippel
6/30/2018

Most married couples do a lot of financial planning together — the first house, kids, college, dream home, vacations, and more. So why do many couples overlook the financial planning that should come with their shared retirement?

Aside from the fiscal ...

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FAI-Juggling the Financial Demands of Adult Children & Aging Parents

Juggling the Financial Demands of Adult Children & Aging Parents

By: Mark Stinson
6/13/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #2, Chapter 1: “Juggling the Financial Demands of Adult Children & Aging Parents.”

Many Americans are ...

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The Art of Being a Happily Single Senior

The Art of Being a Happily Single Senior

5/29/2018

Stack the odds for happiness in your favor. Many people wisely plan for their retirement finances but few think to plan for how to make their retirement personally rewarding.

You need to create a strategy for a fulfilling life once ...

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FAI-Plenty of adult children of unprepared retirees have questions

Helping Your Parents Save in Retirement

5/24/2018

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook #1, Chapter 1: “Helping Your Parents Save in Retirement.”

Retirement represents a time of tremendous ...

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The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them

The Importance of Advance Healthcare Directives and How to Discuss Them

11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM EST
2 weeks ago
 

Each month we’ll spotlight one chapter from our 3-part eBook series,  "Caring for Our Aging Parents".  

This Month's Focus is taken from eBook ...

FAI Presents: Prenuptial Agreements: A Smart Move for Savvy Women

FAI Presents: Prenuptial Agreements: A Smart Move for Savvy Women

11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM EST
2 weeks ago

When you hear the word “prenup,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many people, you might picture a wealthy older man about to ...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving: Office Closed

Thanksgiving: Office Closed

11/22/2018 12:00:00 AM EST
FAI's Office is closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Christmas Eve: Office is Closed

Christmas Eve: Office is Closed

12/24/2018 12:00:00 AM EST
FAI's office will be closed on Monday, December 24th ...