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All posts by Mark Haser

Mark Haser, M.B.A., is a financial planner at Artemis Advisors. His areas of interest include retirement and education planning, risk management, and cash flow management.

Is Social Security Going Broke?

September 13, 2019

Social Security paid out more in retirement and disability benefits in 2018 than it took in via payroll (a.k.a. FICA) taxes. This has been the case each year since 2010 and is only projected to get worse. As a result, many people have become doubtful when it comes to predictions of Social Security’s solvency and long-term benefit payments. However, I tend to be more optimistic. My … Read more

Retiree Healthcare Expenses (Part 1)

August 1, 2019

This post is the first of a three-part series on retiree healthcare expenses.

Part 1: Drivers of Retiree Healthcare Expenses
Part 2: Understanding Medicare
Part 3: Factoring in Long-term Care

We are often asked during retirement planning engagements how we estimate retiree healthcare expenses. It’s an important question because healthcare can consume such a large portion of many retirement budgets. What’s more, healthcare expenses can vary … Read more

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Robo-Advisors vs. Traditional Financial Advisors

July 25, 2019

In this Brief, we provide an overview of how robo-advisors work, explain the key difference between robo-advisors and traditional financial advisors, and discuss when, how and for whom the use of robo-advisors can be beneficial.… Read more

Hidden Differences in Target Date Funds

February 26, 2019

Target Date Funds are mutual funds that automatically adjust their asset allocation over time as they approach a specified “target date,” often retirement or college. Since the funds adjust themselves over time, you can hold them for the long-term while taking a “hands-off” approach. This can help you reduce the risk of behavioral errors while also simplifying your investment portfolio. However, this is not to say … Read more

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New Offering: Basics of Personal Finance Course

February 15, 2019

Artemis is pleased to announce a new service offering designed to teach young professionals the basics of personal finance. Taught by a member of the Artemis team, the course covers everything a recent graduate needs to know to begin to manage their financial affairs responsibly.

Topics Covered:

  • How to establish a budget and savings goals
  • Principles of sound investing
  • Managing credit and debt
  • How to optimize
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