Brian H. Ashe

Brian Ashe, CLU, is president of Brian Ashe and Associates, Ltd., in Lisle, Ill. and treasurer of the LIFE Foundation.

July 10, 2014

What Happens When the Money Is Yours to Take?

I think managing investments for retirement income in the “distribution” phase is much scarier than figuring out how to invest during the “accumulation” phase. At least in the accumulation phase you have some time on your side. At distribution, there is no make-up time for investment mistakes or market downturns.

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June 22, 2012

Divorcing? What You Need to Know

More than a million women will go through a divorce this year in the United States, if Census Bureau figures stay similar to last year’s. The emotional and psychological toll cannot be measured, but the financial impact often can. In addition to the outright costs of a divorce that can be viewed on a spreadsheet, […]

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December 8, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Chance or Choice?

You’ve probably seen the show before—ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Host Ty Pennington and his crew pick a family whose housing has deteriorated, often in the aftermath of a job loss, medical problems or death. The chosen family’s future is bleak, and emotions run high with the description of lost dreams. Extreme Makeover Home Edition […]

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