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Retirement in Sight – September 2020

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES PRESENTED BY UPAL – SEPTEMBER 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Elegance is not about being noticed. It’s about being remembered.” GIORGIO ARMANI COULD YOU RETIRE AT 55? Suppose you suddenly had to, or the opportunity presented itself. This prospect would not call for disregarding your carefully considered retirement strategy, but it would create some challenges. Social Security, Medicare, and popular retirement accounts were all created with the assumption that Americans would need retirement benefits and sources of retirement income, sometime in…

Retirement in Sight – August 2020

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES PRESENTED BY UPAL – AUGUST 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” JAMES BALDWIN FIGURING OUT WHEN TO START YOUR SECOND ACT Many Gen Xers and baby boomers look forward to retiring on their terms. In such a circumstance, the key question becomes when to walk away from work. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the average retirement age is now 65…

Retirement in Sight – July 2020

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Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by UPAL – JULY 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” TOBIAS WOLFF HAS THE PANDEMIC AFFECTED THE RETIREMENT MINDSET? Each year, the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies surveys baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials to gauge their perceptions about retiring. The 2020 survey, conducted in April, studied the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may have affected their outlooks. Overall, 53% of respondents said that their…

BOK Financial’s Economic & Market Outlook Call

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Q3 2020 ECONOMIC & MARKET OUTLOOK CALL Scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Please join J. Brian Henderson, BOK Financial’s Chief Investment Officer, for our next Economic and Market Outlook call. We will provide a comprehensive market analysis, review the latest U.S. and global economic conditions and discuss what it means for you and your business. SPEAKERS: Brian Henderson, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer Matt Stephani, President, Cavanal Hill Investment Management Mark Buntz, Senior Vice President, Director of Alternative Investments Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:30- 4:30 p.m. CT Conference Call Number: 1.888.317.6003 Participant Elite…

Retirement in Sight – June 2020

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Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by UPAL – June 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” MARCEL PROUST   YOU MIGHT SPEND LESS – LATER IN RETIREMENT A 2019 whitepaper by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) indicates that Americans tend to spend less as they age. EBRI analyzed a study from the University of Michigan, which tracked spending levels of Americans aged 50 or older for 12 years. Looking at…

Retirement in Sight – May 2020

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Monthly News and Information for Current and Future Retirees Presented by UPAL – MAY 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.” LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD HOW SHOULD PRE-RETIREES VIEW ILLIQUID ASSETS? Some people approach their retirement years owning illiquid assets worth more than their liquid ones. While long-held illiquid assets, such as a business or home, may become highly valued or appreciated over time, it can be wise to be frank and conservative when estimating their worth, especially…

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

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What’s the difference? What do these terms mean for you? May 8, 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has put tremendous pressure on stock prices, prompting some investors to blindly and indiscriminately sell positions at a time when the entire market is trending lower. Worried investors believe “this time it’s different.” When the market drops, some investors lose perspective that downtrends – and uptrends – are part of the investing cycle. When stock prices break lower, it’s a good time to review common terms that are used to describe the market’s downward…

Retirement in Sight – April 2020

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES PRESENTED BY UPAL – APRIL 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.” RICHARD BACH Using Your Quarantine as a Trial Run for Retirement Staying productive in the time of COVID-19 can be a challenge. Rather than pulling out the board games, you might want…

BOK Financial’s Economic & Market Outlook Call

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Q2 2020 – ECONOMIC & MARKET OUTLOOK CALL Please join Jim Huntzinger, BOK Financial’s Chief Investment Officer, for our next Economic and Market Outlook call. We will provide a comprehensive market analysis, review the latest U.S. and global economic conditions and discuss what it means for you and your business. SPEAKERS: Jim Huntzinger, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer J. Brian Henderson, CFA®, President, Cavanal Hill Investment Management Thursday, April 9, 2020: 3:30- 4:30 p.m. CT Conference Call Number: 1.888.317.6003 Participant Elite Entry Number: 9001137 Access the Presentation Use the button below to access…

Retirement in Sight – March 2020

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES PRESENTED BY UPAL – MARCH 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future.” ERIC HOFFER GOOD CAREER CHOICES MAY LEAD TO AN IMPROVED RETIREMENT What is your most powerful tool for building retirement savings? Perhaps, your income. For that matter, the path of your career could influence when and how well your retirement begins. Is there merit in changing jobs (or even careers) with an eye toward what the move…