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Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Dec 19, 2021
  • Willis Langford

The Secret To Happiness Is In Your Bucket

I was recently meeting with my friend, Alex, for some year-end retirement planning and in the course of our conversation, I asked him if he was happy. The question brought about a deeper discussion on what is the secret to happiness and he made an. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Sep 27, 2021
  • Willis Langford

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where do we go from here? We are closing in on 2 years of living in a pandemic and being the optimistic people we are, we want to believe that at some point in the not too distant future someone will announce it's all over and we can return. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Aug 22, 2021
  • Willis Langford

Inspiring Stories of Clients Living their Ideal Lifestyle

                    I have always admired those who attempt and achieve great things far beyond what the average person does. Paul is one of these people. He appears to be an ordinary person and he has done. . .

Retirement Income Planning, Calgary
  • Mar 14, 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 a 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

What Does Your Ideal Retirement Lifestyle Look like?

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 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 17, 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 08, 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. . . .

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
  • Jan 18, 2019
  • Willis Langford

5 Priorities for a Successful Retirement Transition

Perhaps you know the illustration of the physics teacher who gave his students a wide-mouth mason jar. He then gave them five big rocks, a handful of marbles, a container of sand, and a glass of water. He said, “You’ve got fifteen seconds to put. . .

Quality Retirement Planning, Calgary
  • Oct 11, 2016
  • Willis Langford

4 Major Pitfalls to Avoid in Retirement

Problem: Miss one of the four key numbers in your calculation, and you could be headed for disaster.   Four Major Pitfalls of Investing in Retirement  Investing in retirement can be tricky, as it requires that you consider several factors. . .

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