So you went to a Retirement Workshop…Now What?

There is a ton of education out there about retirement, in fact it seems to be everywhere I look: a retirement workshop, podcasts, videos, articles. So why is it that people are still chronically unprepared for retirement? Here’s what typically happens when I sit in front of someone who is about to retire and I…

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What are College Presidents making in 2020 (and why does it matter)?

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What is the college president salary these days? We’ll explore this question in our Weekend Reading for College Execs: February 2020 Edition. Recent data from The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed some very eye-opening aspects of executive compensation at public and private colleges. To see the details, you can access the study here. The following…

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Weekend Reading for College Executives: January 2020 Edition

secure act impact

As different as chalk and cheese A recent headline from Inside Higher Ed magazine caught my eye. In an effort to protect students from hate speech, the university restricted anyone who is not a member of a registered group from “chalking” on sidewalks. If I hadn’t read it, I wouldn’t believe it – yet another…

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Weekend Reading for the College Exec: December 2019 edition

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Though college executive benefits vary in some cases quite substantially – and those differences are important – there is one common mistake that all college executives tend to share. We realize that retirement planning isn’t the core curriculum for busy college executives – but here are some Cliff Notes that are at least worthy of…

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Weekend Reading for the College Exec: November 2019 Edition

contribute too much

How fondly I recollect a conversation I just had with one of my clients, a President at a public university, about what vehicle they should purchase. “Well, I can’t really buy a high end Mercedes, Mark.” “Why not?” “Because it wouldn’t look very good.” “So what are you buying?” “A Ford.” College executives’ lives are…

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