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Five Things to Consider Before You Retire Abroad

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These Preparations Will Make for a Smoother Transition to Your New Home

Where in the world would you live if you could? Have you always dreamed of retiring abroad? You’ve worked hard for decades to reach retirement, now it’s truly within view and this may be your chance! An exciting new chapter is opening up that will allow you to focus more on enjoying life. Some want an adventure, others a lower cost of living whilst ex-pats might wish to return to their native land.

Whatever the reason, if this is your dream, you are not alone. For the past decade, retirement has also meant a move abroad for a growing number of Americans. If you’re considering leaving behind the daily grind as well as your roots on U.S. soil, consider these five things before taking the plunge.

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Are Your Investment Decisions Making the World a Better Place?

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Consider the Growing Trend of Impact Investing

One of the most exciting aspects of impact investing is that there are so many choices. Whether you’re interested in stocks, bonds, or real estate, investing allows you to weigh your options and build the portfolio that best fits your interests, needs, and level of risk. Of course, the end goal is to secure your financial future.

What if you want to accomplish more than that, though? What if your goal is not just to make money, but also to better society in some way?  Recently, an increasing number of clients have asked me about an exciting new trend that accomplishes just that – impact investing – which we’ll explore in detail below. Although you can take a “do-it-yourself” approach using the information shared here, this is an area best navigated with the guidance of a financial advisor with experience in this area.

If the idea of building your portfolio with purpose appeals to you, below you’ll find a few of the decisions you and your financial advisor will explore.

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Eight Considerations When Passing an Inheritance to Your Children

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Deciding to Provide for Heirs Can Impact Many Financial Decisions

Regardless of the industry you’re in or the type of career you have, there is one thing that rings true for most people: the ability to leave an inheritance behind for your loved ones feels like the ultimate measure of success. As you’re toiling through years of hard work and financial sacrifice, it is gratifying to know that your strategic efforts will culminate in a financial legacy for your children that can provide security and peace of mind.

While there is much emotion tied up in the decision to provide an inheritance for your children, you’ll want to be sure you go about it in the right way. This single decision can impact all of your financial decisions, including how much you put into savings, the types of retirement plans you utilize, and how or when you take distributions.

In order to ensure you properly cover all your financial bases, here are eight considerations for passing an inheritance to your children.

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Seven Steps to Finding the Best Financial Advisor

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It’s crucial to find the right person for your family.

Hiring a financial advisor means taking on an expert partner in financial planning so that you can have peace of mind as you pursue your financial and life goals. It should be a long-term decision, and one you don’t undertake lightly. After all, it’s akin to hiring a chief financial officer for your family, so your financial advisor has to be someone you feel you can trust and work with for many years to come.

Given the importance of finding the right person, you should take your time before making a selection. Here are seven steps to take as you move forward with your decision.

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Five Ways to Ensure Your Money is Bringing You Happiness

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Money makes us happy, doesn’t it? Well, not necessarily. Money and happiness researcher Elizabeth Dunn says there are five key principles to live by if you want to derive maximum happiness from your money. In her book Happy Money: The Science of Spending, co-authored with Michael Norton, Dunn says there are five keys to money happiness:

  1. Buy Experiences
  2. Make it a Treat
  3. Buy Time
  4. Pay Now, Consume Later
  5. Invest in Others

Dunn doesn’t try to convince you to spend less, just to make sure you’re getting the most intrinsic happiness possible from your spending. Let’s delve deeper into each of her five principles.

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