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The Different Flavors of Risk

When we look at the performance of the investment markets so far in 2017, something seems to be missing. We know that it’s there. We can feel it. But we just haven’t seen it in a while. Our monthly and quarterly statements look pretty good, and most of the asset classes we own are doing […]

Medicare—Which Path Is Right for You?

Enrolling in Medicare is not a simple process. As you approach age 65, there are several decisions that need to be made. Making a wrong decision, based on your circumstances, can have a big impact on your finances and your health insurance coverage. In the first part of this series on Medicare (Medicare Enrollment—Not As […]

A Reversal on Reverses? Not Yet, But Getting Closer

I first learned about reverse mortgages approximately 20 years ago. I was working for a major Wall Street brokerage firm, and it was common practice for financial product wholesalers to visit our offices and pitch their product to us, hoping that we would introduce it to our clients. Reverse mortgages were a pretty new concept […]

Rall Capital Management Expands into Columbus

Ohio native Bob Rall comes home with new office. COLUMBUS, Ohio—July 7, 2017—Bob Rall, CFP®, is returning to his roots with the opening of Rall Capital Management in Columbus. The office marks the second location for Rall Capital Management, an independent, fee-only financial planning and investment management firm. Bob Rall opened the first office in […]

Second Verse, Same as the First

If you have a little less hair now than you’ve had in the past, or if the hair you do have is some variation of the color of silver, you might recognize the title of this post. It’s a line from the Herman’s Hermits’ 1965 hit version of the song “I’m Henry the Eighth, I […]

Is Your Advisor a Fiduciary All of the Time?

You may have heard some news in the financial press about the so-called “Fiduciary Rule.” It is a new rule that is supposed to make sure that financial advisors always act in the best interest of their clients when providing financial advice. It might be surprising to you that we needed such a rule. I […]

Which Account Should I Use for Cash Flow in Retirement?

If you think that saving for retirement is hard, wait until it comes time to spend it. When you are working and making contributions to a retirement plan, it’s pretty easy. You open a retirement account, contribute to it regularly, and off you go. If you are lucky enough to have a company-sponsored plan, you […]