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Should You Spend More?

Perhaps one of the best and most rewarding conversation topics we can have with clients is, “You should spend more.” This isn’t the advice they were expecting. In fact, for most clients, it’s a real mind shift to go from saving, saving, saving to spending! But it’s truly a rush!

Today, we’re going to call out the real fears people have with spending, along with reasons why you should spend more (we promise … there are some!). In Yahoo! News, Michael Finke, a professor of retirement at the American College of Financial Services, says research he conducted found that 80% of retirees are uncomfortable watching their nest egg get smaller. “To an economist, that’s a mystery,” he said. “Why did you save in the first place?”