In retirement, forensics expert’s business is booming

Groton — For Jim Streeter, it’s the "feathering” and “patching,” the nicks and cuts that tell the tale. Streeter, the town historian, former town mayor and retired state police forensics examiner, has spent the last decade in private practice, examining thousands of “questioned” documents and hundreds of crime-scene impressions left by the likes of footwear and tires. He's 75 now, and “business is booming,” Streeter said Thursday in an interview [...]

January 8th, 2020|

Money Wisdom: Retirement Planning for Baby Boomers

CT Style Reporter Lisa Carberg, welcomes “Money Wisdom” sponsored by Johnson Brunetti. We’re educating you about smart ways to manage your money. Joining us is Eric Hogarth, Certified Financial Planner and Johnson Brunetti Partner to talk about Baby Boomers and retirement. Many Baby Boomers are not prepared for retirement and even those that have saved have very little confidence that they have enough to retire. Hogarth shares the four facts: Only 55% of Boomers [...]

January 7th, 2020|

Retired Hartford police officer Donald Healey, once the longest serving cop in the country, dies at 84

When legendary Hartford cop Donald R. Healey retired in 2007, he was recognized as the longest serving police officer in the country after his front-row seat to 50 years of moments, both mundane and historic, patrolling the city’s streets. Healey died Monday evening at his home in Wethersfield. He was 84. Remembered as a beloved member of the department whose tenure was measured in decades, not years, the Hartford Police [...]

January 6th, 2020|

Retirement planning needs to include keeping in touch with your communities

The underlying message from the recent report released by the Senate Joint Economic Committee is clear from its title, “An Invisible Tsunami: ‘Aging Alone’ and Its Effect on Older Americans, Families, and Taxpayers.” The report looks at the worrisome trend toward increasing social isolation among older Americans. The report examines trends of social support among adults ages 61 to 63 from 1994 to 2014 by several measures — think children living [...]

December 19th, 2019|

The Most Critical Question to Ask About Your Retirement Plan

“Stocks escaped a scary October and set records. So what’s next for your 401(k) in 2019?” USA Today recently posed this question, noting that the stock market made it through October without crashing, as it did in October of 1929, Black Monday in 1987 and in the 2008 financial crisis, which started on Sept. 29. It was also a big change from October 2018, when the Dow fell by more than 1,000 points in [...]

December 17th, 2019|