We work closely with you to understand your lifetime budget, or how much money you expect to live on each year. From that perspective, risk management is the set of insurance products that will allow you and your family to maintain that budget over the course of your lifetime.
An estate plan is a series of documents that helps you achieve goals such as providing for your family in the event of an emergency and formalizing your wishes about end of life care at the lowest cost to you and your family. We can give you guidance along the whole process, even working closely[Learn more…]
At Sensible Financial we spend a lot of time thinking about and advising on Social Security. A search on our website yields over a dozen articles. For most Americans, Social Security is their largest asset. (If it is not your largest asset it is still likely to be a very large asset). Choosing when you[Learn more…]
Freezing your credit is now free (and probably makes more sense than ever) In April I wrote an article about the steps Sensible Financial takes to protect our clients’ information along with actions you can take to protect yourself, such as using strong passwords and enabling multifactor authentication where possible. A newly-passed law now makes it easier to protect your credit information. Earlier this[Learn more…]
With the economy picking up, more people are changing jobs. This article will focus on just one of the implications of moving to a new job: what should you do with your old employer retirement plan? You have three options, each of which I will address in turn, highlighting the factors that we use to[Learn more…]
The increasing number of data breaches and identity theft is a major concern. Recent high-profile stories like the Equifax breach and the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal remind us of the ubiquity of the problem. It is therefore very timely to talk about some of the ways Sensible Financial works to protect your data. Interspersed throughout this[Learn more…]
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar by Dr. Michael Finke, then a professor at Texas Tech (he is now at The American College of Financial Services). He spoke about measuring life satisfaction in retirement. I remember being impressed by his talk and wanting to write my own article about[Learn more…]