Karyn Damschen | Health and Life Insurance Specialist and leads, RESolutions, our women’s planning division
Year Joined: 2013
Years of Professional Experience: 20+
What I love about Retirement Evolutions: The entire Retirement Evolutions family and the fact that we are able to help so many people enjoy their retirement and secure their legacy.
Places I’ve Lived: Tucson, AZ; Pennsylvania; Flagstaff, AZ
My Hobbies and Passions: Leading Girl Scouts, spending time with family and friends; kickboxing, running, cooking and hiking.
Karyn is the organization’s go-to resource to design and implement solutions to address any client needs in the health or life insurance arena. She also leads, RESolutions, our women’s planning program, which provides comprehensive retirement planning services for women by women.
Karyn’s Professional Story
Karyn has never taken a backseat to learning and trying new things in her professional pursuits. Just prior to joining Retirement Evolutions, Karyn spent three years with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, first as their retail manager, then in fund development. While working with the Girl Scouts, Karyn developed a keen interest in learning all she could about the financial industry, and with Jon’s support and encouragement, she earned her life and health insurance license and left the Girl Scouts in 2013 to launch the health insurance division for Retirement Evolutions. For the next three years, through educational seminars, community group engagements, and one-on-one meetings, she enabled hundreds of families and retirees to make well-informed, educated decisions about their health insurance and healthcare needs. She really became the “health care financing expert” for Retirement Evolutions. After encountering so many women in our firm who had experienced unexpected changes in their financial future, she decided she had to do more to help. Karyn added RESolutions to the suite of services provided by Retirement Evolutions and remains committed to changing women’s lives by ensuring they have the knowledge and tools necessary to protect their financial future and future legacy.
Karyn’s Personal Story
Karyn is a Tucson native and daughter of a military family whose lifestyle helped shaped her childhood. She even elected to stay in Tucson and attend the University of Arizona. Since that time, she has enjoyed raising her family of two young adult children. That family is the beneficiary of one of Karyn’s great joys – cooking. If she isn’t in the throes of motherhood, you’ll likely find her sparring at kickboxing, hiking, volunteering in the community or enjoying the company of good friends.
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LISTEN TO JOHN AND KARYN ON THE RADIO
U.S. stock markets were enjoying an eighth consecutive year of a bull market until volatility toward the end of 2018 erased all of the past year’s gains.1 In times like this, as share prices continue to bounce back and forth on a day-to-day basis, investors close to or in retirement often transition to more conservative investments. One option is the municipal bond market.LISTEN
Thirty years ago, developed markets were seen as much more stable than smaller, emerging countries. But as political division and uncertainty permeates the West, the differences have faded, and emerging markets (EM) have shed the high-risk perception that accompanied foreign investment.
Sound government situations, conservative monetary policy and lower levels of debt were once staples of developed markets, while EMs posed higher risks with regard to politics and central bank policies. EM countries have evolved, along with their institutions and policies, while populist politicians have gained prominence in the West by touting the benefits of isolationism and protectionism.1LISTEN
If you look on the internet, you can find step-by-step instructions to do almost anything. But what about retirement planning? You can get a lot of information but putting the final plan together is something best done with professional help and guidance. Today Jon and Karyn provide four areas where a financial pro can be most valuable in getting things in shape for your post-working years.LISTEN