Column Archive: "Navigating the Retirement Maze"


This column appears monthly in the Lexington Minuteman newspaper.
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It's Not Your Father's Retirement (March 2011)  58k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Target Date Funds: Is Yours Missing the Mark? (April 2011)  59k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Inflation: The Stealth Enemy of Retirement (May 2011)  59k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Expecting 9% Returns? Time to Get Real... (June 2011)  59k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Absolute Return Funds: Absolutely Misleading (July 2011)  59k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Protecting Your Retirement Against a Declining Dollar (August 2011)  128k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Annuities: Know What You're Buying (September 2011)    56k v. 5 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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401(k) Funds: Beware the "Killer Fees" (October 2011)   72k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Market Making You Nervous? Use “Buckets” (November 2011)  66k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Social Security: Timing is Everything (December 2011)  58k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 AM George G.
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Optimizing Your Retirement Withdrawals (January 2012)   63k v. 5 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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When Can I Afford to Retire? (February 2012)   60k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 8:54 AM George G.
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Chasing Yield? Do So Cautiously (March 2012)  66k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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2012 - A Great Year for Being Charitable (April 2012)   54k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Women Need Financial Plans, Too (May 2012)   191k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Want Better Returns with Less Risk? Read On... (June 2012)  169k v. 5 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Save Money by Building Your Own Bond Ladder (July 2012)  211k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Profiting During a Declining Market (August 2012)  195k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Time to Harvest Your Gains (September 2012)  223k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Money for Nothin' - Because the Debt is Free (October 2012)   51k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Offered a Lump Sum? Just Say "No" (November 2012)   205k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 9:35 AM George G.
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Avoiding Your Own Personal "Fiscal Cliff" (December 2012)  227k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:54 AM George G.
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Long Term Care: The Elephant in the Room (January 2013)   49k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Long Term Care: Paying for the "Elephant" (February 2013)  200k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Taxing Times (March 2013)  199k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Resources for helping you plan for a better retirement (April 2013)  203k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Estate Planning: Planning for When You're Gone (May 2013)  193k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Leaving the Party Early: Lock in some of your market gains (June 2013)  240k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Worried about inflation? A few TIPS... (July 2013)  203k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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For the Best 529 Plans, Skip Town (August 2013)  185k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Steer Clear of High Risk Bonds (September 2013)  181k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Don't Ignore Investing's Only "Free Lunch" (October 2013)  208k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 9:36 AM George G.
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Index Funds: Look Beyond "Vanilla" (November 2013)  204k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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The Taxman Cometh... but there is still time (December 2013)  184k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:55 AM George G.
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Protecting your digital legacy: Managing and preserving your online assets (January 2014)  209k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:56 AM George G.
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Getting Your Financial $$$'s Worth (February 2014)  138k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:56 AM George G.
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How Safe is Your "Glide Path"? (March 2014)   47k v. 3 Jun 25, 2014, 8:56 AM George G.
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How not to be your own worst enemy (April 2014)  226k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:56 AM George G.
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Why is the SEC redefining "Fiduciary"? (May 2014)   249k v. 4 Jun 25, 2014, 8:56 AM George G.
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Annuities redux: Needs and wants (June 2014)  191k v. 3 Jul 28, 2014, 7:58 AM George G.
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Financial literacy: Why Johnny can't save (July 2014)  222k v. 2 Jun 25, 2014, 8:56 AM George G.
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To Roth, or not to Roth? It depends (August 2014)  287k v. 2 Jul 28, 2014, 7:57 AM George G.
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The Magic of Compounding (September 2014)  204k v. 2 Sep 3, 2014, 3:04 PM George G.
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Winning the game of Risk (October 2014)  215k v. 3 Oct 9, 2014, 12:29 PM George G.
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Rightsizing your portfolio risk (November 2014)   214k v. 3 Nov 21, 2014, 10:47 AM George G.
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Retirement vs. College: Is it a fair fight? (December 2014)  227k v. 2 Dec 16, 2014, 1:06 PM George G.
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How to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your inheritance (January 2015)  223k v. 3 Jan 12, 2015, 2:19 PM George G.
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Are you getting "Tax Alpha?" (February 2015)  428k v. 2 Apr 15, 2015, 10:05 AM George G.
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Medicare options: Are you Mediconfused? (March 2015)  252k v. 2 Apr 15, 2015, 10:05 AM George G.
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Further adventures in Medicare Land (April 2015)  291k v. 3 Apr 15, 2015, 10:01 AM George G.
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Nest Egg Economics (May 2015)  313k v. 2 May 18, 2015, 3:03 PM George G.
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Don't miss this new "Backdoor" Roth IRA (June 2015)  327k v. 3 Feb 24, 2016, 12:46 PM George G.
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Bonds: Hold 'em or Fold 'em? (July 2015)  159k v. 2 Jul 20, 2015, 7:45 PM George G.
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Don’t confuse collectibles with investments (August 2015)  267k v. 5 Aug 10, 2015, 1:12 PM George G.
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Alternatives: The wrong way to diversify a portfolio (September 2015)   180k v. 4 Feb 24, 2016, 12:46 PM George G.
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Buy? Sell? Panic? Navigating a Manic Market (October 2015)  236k v. 3 Oct 18, 2015, 9:03 PM George G.
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"Honey, they shrunk our Social Security options" (November 2015  153k v. 2 Mar 21, 2016, 4:19 PM George G.
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Managing the challenge of longevity (December 2015)  157k v. 3 Mar 21, 2016, 4:20 PM George G.
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"Cash is trash" and other investing myths (January 2016)   235k v. 2 Jul 18, 2016, 1:51 PM George G.
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Solving the "College Cost" Blues (February 2016)  221k v. 3 Feb 24, 2016, 12:42 PM George G.
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College financial aid: "Show me the money!"  249k v. 2 Mar 21, 2016, 4:15 PM George G.
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Why DOL’s new “fiduciary” rules matter (April 2016)  264k v. 2 Apr 18, 2016, 8:25 PM George G.
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Insurance: Don’t gamble on your retirement (May 2016)  301k v. 3 May 19, 2016, 12:06 AM George G.
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Retiring elsewhere? Develop a flight plan (June 2016)  286k v. 2 Jun 22, 2016, 2:37 PM George G.
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Preparing for a future of low returns (July 2016)   232k v. 2 Mar 20, 2017, 2:28 PM George G.
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Health Savings Accounts - Win the "Tax trifecta" (August 2016)  278k v. 2 Aug 15, 2016, 6:43 PM George G.
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Interest rates have you worried? They should (September 2016)  323k v. 2 Sep 20, 2016, 2:30 PM George G.
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Interest Rates: Prepare for ARMageddon (October 2016)  306k v. 2 Oct 26, 2016, 10:49 AM George G.
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Claim your assets before your state does (November 2016)  297k v. 2 Dec 13, 2016, 1:20 PM George G.
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Tax changes are coming in 2017, so act now (December 2016)  324k v. 4 Dec 13, 2016, 1:56 PM George G.
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Retirement cash hiding right under your nose (January 2017)   341k v. 2 Mar 20, 2017, 2:28 PM George G.
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How to Fire Your Investment Manager (February 2017)   311k v. 3 Mar 20, 2017, 2:28 PM George G.
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When Indexing Doesn't Work (March 2017)  300k v. 2 Mar 20, 2017, 2:27 PM George G.
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Pascal and Your Prepaid Annuity (April 2017)  272k v. 2 Apr 24, 2017, 8:16 AM George G.
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ESG?SRI Investing: Many options for "Doing good" (May 2017)  294k v. 2 May 22, 2017, 11:40 AM George G.
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Beware of beneficiary designation boo-boos (June 2017)  317k v. 3 Jun 28, 2017, 11:53 AM George G.
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Don't let "home bias" impair your returns (July 2017)   294k v. 2 Jul 25, 2017, 5:41 PM George G.
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On your mark... get set... ready to retire? (August 2017  311k v. 2 Aug 31, 2017, 8:31 AM George G.
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Learn to love Medicare Open Enrollment (October 2017)  287k v. 2 Nov 3, 2017, 12:40 PM George G.