Posts by Texas Financial and Retirement

How to choose a financial advisor

Effective financial planning is a lifetime effort. Financial advisors work with families to get a grasp on their finances and manage them across all phases of earning and into retirement. When you look to recruit a financial advisor, it’s important to select a professional capable of guiding you across the many milestones in life and…

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Are you overdue for a Financial Stress Test?

Speaking of a physical stress test, the Mayo Clinic says “A stress test, also called an exercise stress test, shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart.” We may not always be pleased…

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Do you need more certainty in retirement?

When we’re in the workforce during our accumulation years, the last thing we want to see with our finances is too much stability. We want growth, and lots of it! The chance for that growth is balanced against the risk of some losses. The goal, of course, being to see more gains than losses during…

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How soon do I need to start saving for retirement?

Retirement today is very different than it was half a century ago. In the past, many received pensions from their lifelong employers after they retired. Combining that pension with Social Security and the confidence that their largest purchase (a house) would certainly be worth more every year helped create a stable retirement. Now, pensions are…

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