Client Spotlight – HealthWorks

Denise Flickner is founder and sole owner of HealthWorks. HealthWorks is a full-service, on-site wellness partner for organizations looking to lower healthcare costs, create a healthier workforce, and track the impact of their wellness program. Denise is a AFTA certified personal trainer and has a BS in Dietetics. Denise founded HealthWorks on the premise that people… Read More

If It Were a Snake It Would Have Bit Me:

How I Saw the Bigger Picture

As many of you know, I am the one-man-band of Mackey Advisors when it comes to branding, marketing, and communications in general. For the last few months I have felt stuck. It was like all of the sudden there was a storm cloud over my creativity, and I couldn’t produce anything worthwhile. I chalked this… Read More

Claiming Social Security – Strategies for Married Couples

Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone approaching retirement because the age at which you apply for benefits will affect the amount you’ll receive. If you’re married, this decision can be especially complicated because you and your spouse will need to plan together, taking into account the… Read More

Creating a Board of Advisors – The First Meeting

Part 6 of 6

This is the sixth & final in a series of blogs posts about my personal journey to putting a Board of Advisors together. To view all blog posts on our Board of Advisors please click here.  Ready, set go!  Everyone arrived on time and we had a great dinner at my home.  The caterers made life… Read More

Myth Busting: Social Security

Myth:  Social Security will provide most of the income you need in retirement. Fact:  It’s likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect.  There’s no doubt about it – Social Security is an import source of retirement income for most Americans.  According to the Social Security Administration, more… Read More

High-Frequency Trading: Unsafe at Any Speed?

You may have heard news reports recently about the controversy on Wall Street over high-frequency trading. Though the practice isn’t new, it has received fresh attention in recent months as multiple regulatory agencies have launched investigations of high-frequency trading (HFT) and HFT firms. The U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity… Read More

Retirement Confidence is on the Rise

Retirement confidence seems to have improved from record lows over the past five years, according to the 24th Annual Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) cosponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald & Associates. In early 2014, 18% of American workers said they were “very confident” they will have enough money to retire comfortably,… Read More