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Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Jul 01, 2021
  • Willis Langford

Relax, Refresh, and Refocus This Summer

Three years ago I had a "wake-up call" and decided to make some serious changes in my life. I won't get into all of the details right now, but suffice it to say that I came to the conclusion that if I wanted to be helpful to others it required. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Mar 15, 2021
  • Willis Langford

When Should Retirees Downsize Their Homes?

For most people, retirement comes with two concurrent events, more free time and an empty nest. The period of life when a lot of people are retiring from work coincides with when their youngest children are leaving home.   Consequently, most. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Feb 06, 2021
  • Willis Langford

3 Ways Couples Can Get On The Same Page Prior To Retirement

How can couples get on the same page prior to retirement? A couple of years ago, Nancy and I attended a marriage enrichment seminar. It was a Friday evening and Saturday morning event. I even think it was my idea and I signed us up and paid. . .

Flat-Fee Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Jan 31, 2021
  • Willis Langford

Are You & Your Spouse On The Same Page With Retirement?

When you are married it's impossible to move forward into your ideal lifestyle if you and your spouse are not on the same page, especially with money and retirement. You have competing visions and at some point, you both have to get on the same. . .

Fee-only Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Jan 20, 2021
  • Willis Langford

Live Your Ideal Lifestyle Now - Why Are You Waiting?

Most people never really live the life they imagined. For whatever reason, they settle for mediocrity, or they run out of time. As you look down the road and think about your future, what does that look like for you? Five years from now you will. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Jan 16, 2021
  • Willis Langford

A Retirement Transition Guide For Men

Why do men struggle with retirement more than women? I know this is a generalization, but I do think it is a serious and prevalent concern. Based on our experience in talking with men and based on our reading and research there are many issues. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Jan 03, 2021
  • Willis Langford

A Retirement Transition Guide Just For Women

I was shocked when I learned that the average age of a woman becoming a widow in Canada. . . is 56. It's not the picture most of us have. That's an interesting stat and one you need to be aware of if you are a married woman, as there is a. . .

Retirement Income Planners, Calgary
  • Jan 03, 2021
  • Willis Langford

10 Tips For Staying Upbeat in A Downbeat World

News from the storm cellar. . . The easiest thing to do right now is to succumb to the fear and panic that prevails in our world, but it will only lead to despair and hopelessness. Here are some practical strategies for staying positive during. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Oct 19, 2020
  • Willis Langford

12 Keys To a Happy & Secure Retirement

12 KEYS TO A HAPPY, SECURE RETIREMENT • Start planning early. Time is your best friend. • Clearly define your retirement vision, values, priorities, and trade-offs. • Get expert help with financial planning. Use conservative. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Aug 09, 2020
  • Willis Langford

All The Money In The World

Have you ever seen the movie, "All The Money In The World"? It's the true story of the Getty Oil empire. I'll try not to ruin the movie for you in case you have not seen it yet. But, I'm sure you know where this is going. Mr. . . .

Fee-only Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Mar 08, 2020
  • Willis Langford

5 Distractions That Can Ruin Your Retirement

I asked Anne, a recent retiree, what advice she would offer to other people who are getting ready to retire and I was surprised by her response. She said, "be leery of people who think you have all the time in the world to help them with their. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Mar 19, 2019
  • Willis Langford

Retirement Planning Checklist

Our job is to help you get and keep your total financial house in order so that you can confidently start living your ideal retirement lifestyle with total peace of mind. Here's a checklist of the items that we deal with in our planning process. . . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Nov 25, 2015
  • Willis Langford

3 Financial Mistakes As You Transition Into Retirement

The grasshopper watches the ant working diligently all summer long, making a home and gathering food for the winter. Thinking the ant a fool, the grasshopper spends his summer days playing in the sun and consuming whatever food comes his way. When. . .

Latest Testimonial

My wife and I realized a long time ago the value of a financial planner over just a bank representative. We just felt like a number to the banks as every year it seemed we saw a different adviser with a different view. But finding a trusted, knowledgeable and personable financial planner took a lot of time and effort. It just seemed, so many large corporate Financial Planners were more concerned about what they could make off of us rather than what they could make for us.
What we wanted, was not just reasonable returns now, but good personal advice in our preparation for retirement and what happens when retirement actually arrives. We wanted someone who would be walking with us, guiding us on our way to retirement.
From the first time, we found the web site for Langford Financial Inc, we could see the knowledge of Willis and Nancy and a real effort to educate and pass on their knowledge through seminars, workshops and their personal service. Once I reached out through their web site for more information, Willis was quick to respond, offering and giving whatever information I was looking for and never was there pressure to commit to anything.
The feeling of comfort and ease when talking with Willis was inviting enough for us to want to meet with Willis and Nancy, just to see firsthand if there was a connection and what working with them would look like.
And when we did meet for the first time, that feeling of comfort and ease was very evident. It was a unique experience for us to be able to sit down and get to know a financial planner (or a team of both Willis and Nancy) and not have any sales pressure on us. Just getting to know Willis and Nancy was important for us. We needed to be comfortable with them and see their competence in the business, and it was obvious that Willis and Nancy wanted to know us better so they could know how best to help us.
Once we decided to move our accounts over to Langford Financial, we found their process was comforting and refreshing as Willis and Nancy first worked at evaluating our complete situation. They dug down to get a complete picture of where we were at, where we wanted to be and how to get there. This took some reflection on our part but once we saw how they put it all together in our “Financial House In Order” binder, we were confident we made the right decision to go with Langford Financial.
Since the time we started working with Willis and Nancy I have attended many of their seminars and can say the information they have been teaching has been amazing. Always relevant, and consistent with their desire to help those coming up to retirement, and covering so many different situations as everyone has a different life situation. I know more than one of the tax-saving strategies they taught at their seminars will work for my wife and I, so we are very happy about that.
We would definitely recommend Langford Financial, not just for all your retirement planning needs, but they have great ideas on savings for your grandchildren too!
Paul and Elaine Radder

Paul & Elaine Radder
Long-term Clients

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