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Archive for October 2014

Does Your Financial Strategy Take Into Account Unforeseen Retirement Challenges?

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” However, when it comes to planning for retirement, it may not be a bad idea to develop a strategy that takes into consideration unexpected challenges that could arise. An unanticipated scenario in retirement might include a major medical issue, debilitating illness, or an adult child…

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DIY: When It Works and When It Doesn’t

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Census Bureau, do-it-yourself (DIY) work accounts for 37 percent of all home remodeling projects in the U.S. Unfortunately, the flip side is that about 30 percent of work performed by the professional remodeling industry represents fixing DIY attempts. We are often tempted to…

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What Jobs Mean to Us — and the U.S.

Who looks for a job in August? Who’s around to interview candidates anyway? August is a popular month for end-of-summer vacations before the school year starts. This trend showed up in the latest jobs report, which revealed a slump of only 142,000 jobs added after six straight months of payroll gains exceeding 200,000.  [CLICK HERE…

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Getting Ready For a Change

October 8, 2014 Hi and welcome back to the Goldstone blog section. Well here we are in one of my favorite times of the year…the fall. The leaves are changing and the air is crisp and cool. Many families plan trips just to go to different parts of the country to see the colors of…

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Financial Marathon

October 5, 2014 Well here we are one week from one of the greatest sporting events that takes place every year in Chicago. It’s the Chicago Marathon where some 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will compete in the 26.2 mile race. The winners in the men’s and women’s division…

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A Financial Review Advocate

October 3, 2014 Hi and welcome to the Goldstone Financial Groups Blog post for Friday October 3, 2014. The entire month of October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps…

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