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Retirement Planning

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Is This the Time to Plan Your Retirement?

After weeks in relative isolation, working nonstop from home or worried about not having enough work, the time may be right for planning your retirement. Ida Abbott has questions that will help you consider your future.

Ida O. Abbott - April 29, 2020

Using Design Thinking to Plan Your Retirement

Book Review: Ida Abbott's newest, "Retirement by Design," uses design thinking concepts to teach readers how to put together a flexible road map to the future.

Camille Stell - April 9, 2020

Five Ways a Sabbatical Can Help You Assess Retirement

Camille Stell explains the power of a sabbatical. Here's how taking one can help you begin to consider life after the law.

Camille Stell - February 21, 2020

Five Reasons Lawyers Avoid Retirement

Have you noticed how reluctant lawyers are to discuss slowing down their practice? The mere mention of the change causes discomfort.  You might recognize these five obstacles to discussing your retirement: Loss of identity Reluctance to leave ...

Camille Stell - January 10, 2020
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Retired Partners Are Valuable Law Firm Resources

Ida Abbot explains the benefits of retired partner groups, pointing to Faegre Benson's successful program and more ideas you can use.

Ida O. Abbott - October 24, 2018
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Law Firm for Sale: Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice

While there are many factors that will influence the selling price, these five will get you started in evaluating — and increasing — your practice's value.

Ryan McPherson - June 19, 2018
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Saving for Attorney Retirement While Running Your Law Practice

Why is it so hard to save for “attorney retirement” while you’re building your own firm? You started your practice to have more control, freedom to choose certain clients (and fire others) and potentially, make more money. ...

Ryan McPherson - May 24, 2018
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Retirement: How Much Should You Actually Be Saving?

How much should you actually save for retirement? Everyone from your brother-in-law to your favorite (or least favorite) financial pundit has a view. But, are those opinions even remotely accurate? As opposed to pontificating about retirement ...

Ryan McPherson - April 18, 2018
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Prepare Yourself for a Happy Retirement

Thinking about your retirement? If you are in your 60s or older, you should be. Even if you are in your 50s, it’s a good idea. In fact, whether it's far in the future or just around the corner, there are many reasons to start thinking about ...

Ida O. Abbott - January 30, 2018

Your Boomer Retirement Problem Won’t Just Fade Away

When we talk about generational issues — and we do that frequently — we tend to focus on millennials. That’s only natural because we depend on them to carry law firms into the future. But we also need to pay close attention to baby boomers, the ...

Ida O. Abbott - February 28, 2017