Monthly Archives: June 2018

Consider Having a Backup Plan

When looking ahead in anticipation of Social Security benefits, many people expect to wait until an average age of 66 to make a claim.1 However, Nationwide Retirement Institute's fifth annual Social Security survey found many retirees start drawing Social Security at the earliest possible age of 622 -- frequently the result of being laid off or [...]

By |2019-06-04T22:49:13+00:00June 26th, 2018|Financial Health|0 Comments

Technology Pros and Cons

Not all innovations are initially successful. Think about the driverless car. It sounded like a great idea -- helping the disabled and elderly retain some independence -- until the first pedestrian fatality involving a driverless car occurred in Arizona this year.1Driverless technology may be a work in progress, but it may still have advantages. After [...]

By |2019-06-04T22:49:13+00:00June 19th, 2018|Financial Health|0 Comments

Notes on U.S. Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has given the U.S. an overall infrastructure grade of D+. Throughout the next decade, it will take more than $4.5 trillion to fix our aging infrastructure -- including upgrades to roads, mass transit, wastewater treatment plants and the electrical grid.1We've reached the mission-critical stage. One industry analyst observed, "We're [...]

By |2019-06-04T22:49:13+00:00June 12th, 2018|Financial Health|0 Comments