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Our Retirement Blueprint Process is the foundation for your financial plan and advisory relationship with Financial Coach.

Over the course of two complimentary meetings, we go deep into what makes you tick, your relationship with money, and your vision for the ideal retirement. We deliver to you specific feedback on the areas of your current “plan” that do not match your retirement vision. Our feedback is critical to understanding where you are, why you are off track, and how to get back on course.

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Our Retirement Gameplan builds the framework for your financial plan upon the foundation established in the Blueprint process.

This multifaceted approach provides the context and roadmap for the most critical decisions you will face both pre – and post-retirement. The Gameplan consists of a series of planning “modules” focused on Investments, Income, Insurance, and Estate Planning. The culmination is a comprehensive financial plan and a recommended implementation strategy.

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Once the Retirement Gameplan has been presented and reviewed, it is time for its implementation.

After signing a Client Agreement, we prepare the necessary documents to establish your investment, insurance, and estate plans. Executing your well thought-out retirement plan is really only the beginning of the advisory relationship with Financial Coach. Due to the significance of the changes being made, we remain deliberate and take pains to make the transition smooth and easy.

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December 20, 2019

Not All News is Bad News

Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of December 2019.

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Jon Dorenbos: My Eagles Super Bowl ring is a testament to treating people the right way

Entering into the 2017 NFL Season, Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos was traded to the New Orleans Saints. Shortly thereafter Jon was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm requiring open-heart surgery, ending his football career and any hopes of a Super Bowl Ring. That was until February 3, 2018, the night before the Eagles were to face the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, when Eagles owner Jeff Lurie, leaning in to give Jon a light hug, said, “Hey, we’re going to win this– And when we do, you’re going to get a ring.  But not just a ring– The Super Bow for you is living.  And your ring will be a symbol for the way you’ve lived your life.”  — Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer

Plant Compounds Used to Successfully Treat Alzheimers in Mice Now Shown to Prevent Other Effects of Aging

Two drugs developed by Salk Institute researchers have been found to be successful in treating Alzheimer’s in mice and in slowing the aging process in the brains of healthy older mice. Old age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease –above the age of 65, a person’s risk of developing the disease doubles about every five years. However, at a molecular level, scientists aren’t sure what occurs in the brain with aging that contributes to Alzheimer’s. “The contribution of old age-associated detrimental processes to the disease has been largely neglected in Alzheimer’s disease drug discovery,” says Antonio Currais, a Salk staff scientists. “This study [research published November 2019 in the journal eLife] further validates these two compounds not only as Alzheimer’s drug candidates but also for their anti-aging effects,” says Pamela Maher, a senior staff scientist at Salk.  — Read more at The Good News Network

Man Gifts $12K in Toys to Kids From Low-income Town He Grew Up In

Adam Armstrong, a Virginia man with vivid memories of growing up poor in the town of Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley, came back over the weekend with a 26-foot truck packed with $12,000 worth of toys. “You see these kids and you hand them a baby doll, or a Nerf gun, a bicycle, two little boys throwing a football and you can’t put a price on the feeling that gives you. I consider myself very blessed.” — Read more at Today

Dad Mourns His Late Daughter By Creating a Christmas Tree Farm to Bring Cheer (and Snow) to Kids in Hospital

Mark, a father mourning the loss of his daughter Mary Beth at the age of 7, decided to bring light into others’ lives with a makeshift Christmas tree farm. Mark said it was painful to spend the holidays without Mary Beth in their home [while still undergoing treatment] –so they would often bring Christmas to her. After she passed, Mark wanted to make sure no other parents or children had to miss holidays together . — Read more at The Good News Network


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January 7, 2020

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act). This SECURE Act does several things to modify both retirement savings rules as well as retirement distribution rules. These changes will affect some of our Financial Coach clients immediately, and many more as we move into the […]

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