From the monthly archives: June 2015

1. Not getting professional advice. The complexity of the rules governing IRA distribution and beneficiary designations is incredible. Especially where substantial amounts of money are involved, don’t try to “do-it-yourself.” Who to name as beneficiary? When to take distributions? How much to take out? Should you use a trust? Is it best to name your […]

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Healthy Food at All Costs

It’s time to put up or shut up. But that doesn’t mean you have to go for broke eating healthy. The myth that eating health is too costly is just that: a myth. Here’s the truth behind the lies about healthy eating and what it will cost you. When it comes to eating healthy… decision is […]

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I was struck by the contrast of two couples I met with recently who were prospective clients for Rodgers & Associates. Both couples were in their late 50s and were planning to retire in five years. Both had accumulated similar amounts of assets for retirement.

The contrast was in their current spending habits. Couple one […]

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When we say ‘carrying a load,’ we mean resistance training or weight lifting.  Through resistance training, you build new muscles and maintain the muscles you have. Remember that even though we like to call it “carrying a load,” you can resistance train by using resistance bands or even your own body weight. Pumping […]

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As summer approaches, we know you’re making plans for your summer getaway. If your destination is DC, we’d like to invite you to the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of your visit.

In a city of historical buildings, we are located a few blocks north of the National Mall in the third oldest […]

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The FCC has decided to regulate the Internet as something closer to a public utility, or the federal highway system, than a cable television service.   Critics of the FCC decision–which include, of course, all of the major Internet service providers and their lobbyists–say that this will spell doom for the Internet.  […]

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Read any good books lately?  (I get this question all the time!)  If you’re like me, I would hope you go through life as a perpetual student (only without the final exams).

I’m reading Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein (Penguin, 2012), for the third time.  This book has had a profound influence on […]

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Those of you who know me know I love tennis and play several days a week when I’m home.  I stumbled across a few quotes that reflect the larger meaning of tennis:

It’s no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life.  Advantage, service, fault, break, love; the basic elements of tennis […]

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What if you knew something about yourself, something that had been part of you for years, even decades, and suddenly, that thing changed? Did you decide to be different, or did it just happen? Are you happy with the change?

I am asking these questions because I went from someone who never wore hats to […]

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