Estate Planning: How to Avoid Probate

Brian Fricke, CFP®Estate Planning

Estate planning is necessary—not just to protect your assets—but to help yourself should you become incapacitated. As part of the process, you want to be set up as best you can to help your family avoid a court probate process. This can be a lengthy process and ultimately your wishes may not be met. To avoid probate, you can do … Read More

Does Your Financial Strategy Account for Inflation?

Brian Fricke, CFP®Estate Planning, Financial Planning

What is your financial strategy to keep up with or outpace inflation? Thanks to modern medicine, you’re going to live longer and you may need two or three times your current income in the future just to maintain your current lifestyle. I cannot stress this enough: If you need to have $70,000 annually to spend, you need to have a … Read More