On the financial couch

unbiased.co.uk/news One of the biggest benefits of seeing an adviser is also one of the most overlooked. When you’re trying to sort out your money, it helps just to have someone to talk to – someone who knows what they’re talking about. Welcome to the world of the financial adviser as counselor. Read more

6 Ways to Have a Happy Retirement

USA Today This is probably not the news you want to read. But facts are facts. And these are the cold, hard and unfortunate facts: Fewer and fewer American retirees say they are “very satisfied” with their retirements, and a growing number report that they are “not at all satisfied” with their retirements… Read more

The Next Stage Of Advisor Evolution

Michael Kitces On Wall Street … George Kinder [has] suggested for years that good planning starts by focusing on a client’s personal values and that financial decisions flow from the pursuit of nonfinancial life goals. Read more

What’s New in Aging: Finding meaning

Gary Rotstein Pittsburgh Post Gazette Let’s start the week by talking about the search for meaning in life at an age when your work and career may not be the centerpiece it once was. Read more

Thinking Beyond Money in Retirement

John Wasik The New York Times After a career of working, scrimping and saving, many retirees are well prepared financially to stop earning a living. But how do you find meaning, identity and purpose in the remaining years of your life? Read more

Three Questions That Can Change Your Finances…and Your Life

Wall Street Journal If your New Year’s resolution to save more is already in tatters, maybe you need extra motivation. My advice: Get yourself excited about your financial future—with the help of three questions. Read more