Index To Retirement Planning Content

Discover more about retirement planning today, start with some content in this section then check out educational opportunities we have available? If what you thought was the best way to plan for retirement? Turned out not to be, when would you want to know? If you did realize that what you were doing was not the best way, would you do something about it?

DIY…Investing?

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Does “Do It Yourself” Investing really work? Can the average American, who is not schooled in finance, really do it themselves? Can a human kiosk replace financial advisors in the future? Listen to this podcast and discover some realities about the current financial planning and investment landscapes from the Investor Coach, Paul Nichols and host […]

Municipal Bond? Safe or Sham?

State College, PA – It has happened again!  Investors depending on municipal bonds for a secure retirement should be concerned.  For the second time in three years, the Security and Exchange Commission has slapped another state with securities fraud.  Recently, the SEC charged Illinois with misleading its municipal bond investors. In a press release, the […]

The Truths of Investing

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The Truths of Investing
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On this week’s “It’s Your Money” podcast, Paul Nichols pulls back the curtain on the truths of investing. When it comes to investing, not everything you have been taught is true! Along with this week’s Market Update, there are some unexpected change you should know! When it comes to Investing, Retirement Planning, and Estate Planning, […]

College Potential Not Promise

I was reading an article recently talking about reinventing college planning. This newly compiled data offers some interesting talking points or conversational topics. It’s estimated that by 2020, 65% of all jobs will require a post secondary education. They argue that having fewer degrees threatens our global competitiveness. I really can’t speak to that out […]

Income – Reverse Engineerin​g

A recent article talked about how a multiplier of eight times your income is the approximate size of the nest egg one would need in order to retire comfortably. In our planning process we prefer not to pull numbers out of the air. Is eight the right number? It may be or may not be. […]

The Lure of Easy Money

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The Lure of Easy Money
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On this week’s “It’s our Money”, Investor Paul Nichols gives a Market Update and overviews of the truths of the academic investing. Paul talks about how the market has rebounded nicely in the last few weeks compared to the previous quarter. He also discusses three areas that often become stumbling blocks or traps for investors when […]

Interest Rates & The Price of Tea in China

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Interest Rates & The Price of Tea in China
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This week Paul discusses the current market conditions with the usual market update. The price of tea in China has been rising dramatically due to supply and demand. Some of the higher end teas are actually being hoarded after the price jumped 50% last year. This podcast discusses the significance of the price of tea […]

Stick a Stake In It Already!

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Stick a Stake In It Already!
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Altoona- The market has been on a wild ride! The Fed continues to speculate as to whether they’re going to raise interest rates or keep interest rates as they are…..this sends the wrong message to the market speculators creating chaos. This week, the market update includes a dose of common sense and reality. Stockpicking, market […]

Long-Term Care Planning: Logic or Emotional Paradigm?

Lewisburg, PA – When we get right down to the nitty-gritty of planning for this particular issue we consistently find it is the toughest question to answer, should one have a plan for LTC? What makes this issue ultimately so difficult to decide is that we do not know until the final analysis if care […]

Alibaba IPO

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Alibaba IPO
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State College, PA – Investing in IPOs and the current global market update is the subject of this podcast. Check out the website www.FAIcoach.com to learn more about retirement planning, investments, estate planning, income for life, and other wealth strategies. Education leads to clarity, clarity to confidence, and only with confidence can one achieve financial […]

What is the “New View” of Retirement?

State College, PA – Many of us today get all caught up in everyday living that we don’t put much priority on looking ahead into our “Golden Years” of retirement. We can no longer plan like our parents and grandparents. – It’s important to determine the amount of money that you will need in retirement […]

Market Timing

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Market Timing
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State College, PA – This week, Paul Nichols, the investment coach and host of “It’s Your Money”, discusses market timing in investments with the current Ukraine issues along with the market update. As you may have noticed, Monday had a big drop with only a bigger gain to come the next day. When it comes to retirement planning there is […]

Social Security Benefits

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Social Security Benefits
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This week, Paul Nichols, the investment coach and host of “It’s Your Money”, discusses when Social Security benefits should be activated. When it comes to investments, retirement, and life insurance, there is an overabundance of information available to investors today. The issue most investors face today is not a lack of information, but an actual […]

Money Market or Market Returns…Sh​ould You Know??

For those in your fifties or sixties, think back to your first job when you entered the work force.  I still remember how ecstatic I was when I landed that summer job at an amusement park that paid me $1.50 per hour.  Back in 1980, the minimum wage was pegged at $3.10 per hour.  So, […]

What’s a Good Withdrawal Rate for Income Planning?

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What's a Good Withdrawal Rate for Income Planning?
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This week from State College, Pennsylvania, the investor coach, Paul Nichols, once again provides a market update. Paul also shares some recent articles that relate to retirement planning, financial investments, life-insurance, and student loans. He discusses the safe max withdrawal rate that one may use for income for life needs according to recent studies. He […]