Bret Hooper, Vail Daily

Bret Hooper

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Past articles by Bret:

Financial Focus: How can your retirement funds last through your retirement?

It’s probably safe to say that many of us are concerned about having enough money to cover our retirement years. In fact, some surveys have shown that we are more frightened of running out of... → Read More

Financial Focus: What can a financial advisor do for you?

What does investing mean to you? If the word makes you think of transactions — buying or selling stocks and bonds — you’re looking at just part of the picture. To work toward all your... → Read More

Financial Focus: You have options for your 401(k)

If you’re in the early stages of your working life — or even in the not-so-early ones — the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you’ll... → Read More

Financial Focus: There are misconceptions about fixed annuity investment tools

Between your 401(k) or pension, your IRA and Social Security, you hope to have enough to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Yet you may want, or need, to find other financial resources — one of... → Read More

Financial Focus: Look for opportunity when preparing for college education costs

Now that summer is winding down, it will soon be back-to-school time. When children are young, your logistics for the new academic year may involve little more than a trip to buy school supplies. But... → Read More

Financial Focus: Business owners need their own retirement plans

As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to... → Read More

Financial Focus: How does Social Security fit into your retirement strategy?

It might not be on your calendar, but Aug. 14 is Social Security Day. Since it was enacted on Aug. 14, 1935, Social Security has provided some financial support for millions of Americans during their... → Read More

Financial Focus: Can your family benefit from a special needs trust?

If you have a child or another family member with disabilities, you obviously have concerns and questions. How can you help your loved one achieve the greatest quality of life possible? Can you arrange for... → Read More

Financial Focus: Don’t follow last year’s winners in mutual funds

The world of mutual funds can be confusing. With more than 9,000 funds on the market, how can you choose the ones that are right for you? One way to start is by considering the... → Read More