Voyage Retirement Blog

Simplify Your Life

July 17, 2017

Life has its highs and lows. Sometimes when we go for a long stretch — everybody in the family is healthy, finances are on track, you’re enjoying yourself — we get that nagging feeling that our good fortune just can’t last. Often, that’s true. There’s inevitably a repair needed on your car, an appliance breaks…

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Checking Up On Healthcare Expenses

July 10, 2017

If there’s one thing every adult demographic in America values, it’s maintaining good health. People with medical conditions may be interested in topics like new medical technology, pharmacology or national changes to health care insurance. Meanwhile, those without serious medical issues want to know how they can stay that way, through nutrition, exercise, weight loss…

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Work Less, Spend Less: How Retiring Boomers May Impact the Economy

July 3, 2017

The economy has grown, in large part, because consumers are spending more money. It remains to be seen whether that trend will continue as more of the massive baby boomer generation approaches retirement. Even before people retire, many tend to slow down their spending habits. Part of this is lifestyle driven; by age 50, most…

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Can Longevity Truly be Predicted?

June 26, 2017

Every morning, Emma Morano ate a raw egg and biscuits. When she died at age 117 in April of this year, she was the oldest person in the world. She lived in Verbania, a picturesque town situated on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.1 Violet Brown, who was born in 1900 and lives in Jamaica, now…

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Will Bank Changes Lead to Withdrawal From Human Interaction?

June 19, 2017

The investment banking struggles that contributed to the 2008 recession prompted stronger regulations for the finance industry. Unfortunately, some of the rules created to keep the larger banks in check also impacted smaller community banks, which have suffered as a result.1 However, the Trump administration’s goal to cut regulations by 70 percent to 80 percent…

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The Fiduciary Standard: What It Means

June 12, 2017

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor published the final regulation of what is known as the “Fiduciary Rule,” delaying implementation for 60 days from its scheduled start date. The newly expanded definition of fiduciary investment advice is scheduled to go into effect June 9, 2017.1 The rule holds certain financial professionals to a fiduciary standard…

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Prospects for Growth in 2017

May 8, 2017

Some researchers believe the U.S. economy has a healthy outlook: The GDP growth rate is in the ideal 2 percent to 3 percent range, unemployment continues to abate and inflation remains in check.1 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 88 percent of all occupations will experience growth by 2020, with the biggest increases coming…

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What’s Your Plan?

March 30, 2017

With one click of a mouse, my wife and I purchased the cruise for our dream vacation, 10 days in Alaska! Once we decided where we were going it seemed almost instantaneously a plethora of questions flood through our minds. What airline should we fly? Should it be direct or have stops? What activities should…

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“A Special Kind of School”

January 12, 2017

“A Special Kind of School” Lake Hills School is tucked away in Howey-in-the-Hills and although it is a Lake County public school, I hadn’t heard of it before. I viewed the school website but still didn’t realize the full extent of how special this place was. It took a visit there to open my eyes…

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F.R.S. D.R.O.P – Have your cake and eat it too?

December 22, 2016

F.R.S. D.R.O.P. Have your cake and eat it too? Like so many others, over the years I have often heard the idiom, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Depending on what region of the planet you live on, it may be expressed differently. In Russia when translated, they say “you can’t sit…

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