Are you a Spite Spender?

As parents of young children, Grace and I were recently discussing the negotiation tactics between spouses for time away from the family.  This can be something as simple as heading out for a yoga class or having dinner with a…

What If I Lose It All?

The transition to retirement can be an exciting time.  Shifting to additional leisure and time for the things you enjoy is a positive change for many.  But it can also be quite scary.  Now more than ever, retirees are reliant…

Stop the Show!

How flexible is your retirement income strategy?  When I think about retirement income I always remember Jerry’s Nana on Seinfeld who lived on a “very fixed income.”  She sent Jerry a check for $10 every year on his birthday which…

Investing, Not Gambling

As a huge Seinfeld fan, I relate most life experiences back to an episode of my favorite show.  The recent market volatility has me thinking about Kramer’s battle with gambling addiction.  The attached clip shows Kramer’s exaggerated reactions to his…