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Cash Out Your Stock Options?

With the stock market reaching new highs on a regular basis, the question of what to do with stock options is weighing heavily on many individual’s minds.  While each individual’s situation is unique, there are some factors that you should consider as you make this decision: What is your plan? Decisions regarding the sale or…

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Should You Hire a Financial Planner?

If you are like a lot of folks, you would like to work with a financial advisor, but you are concerned about the cost.  Further, you have heard the chatter in the popular press – to maximize your chances of success, keep your investment costs as low as possible.  And that is great advice that…

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Making Sure You Can Collect a Paycheck in Retirement

You’ve spent the last thirty-plus years of your life building a nest egg.  You watched your expenses, saved a fair amount each month, and used a good strategy to build up a 401(k) balance bigger than you would have ever imagined was possible.  As the last person leaves the room from the retirement party, several…

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How Families Can Calculate Retirement Income Wants Versus Needs

Perhaps the biggest fear of families is how they will “get paid” in retirement. Gone is the regular paycheck and the annual bonuses; and, after years of building a nest egg, the new retiree is faced with the extremely uncomfortable task of tapping in to the hard earned savings.

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Targeting Dimensions of Returns

Just about everyone has their thoughts on what the “best” investment strategy is.  While I don’t claim that the philosophy F5 Financial Planning uses is “the best”, I am confident that the strategy that we employ has solid foundations based on the academic research of Fama and French. Our investment strategy is based on exploiting…

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