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 JON AND KARYN ON THE RADIO
March 9, 2019, marked the 10th anniversary of the current bull market, the longest-running in U.S. history. In that decade, the market more than quadrupled, and when you factor in dividends, it’s up fivefold.
The short-term spikes over the past few years coupled with corporate share buybacks have served to keep performance humming. As we move forward, a few points of note:LISTEN
Retirement planning is like building a house – it needs a strong foundation. In this case, the foundation of a good retirement plan features eight specific pillars to build on – things like assets, income, and protective features that retirees need. Jon and Karyn go over what they are and how they fit into a plan to be sure your retirement goes as smoothly as possible.LISTEN
When Lessie Brown, a 114-year-old woman from Ohio, passed away in January, her family attributed her longevity to the fact that she ate a sweet potato nearly every day until she was well past 100.LISTEN
Unexpected developments can derail your retirement assets – things such as kids living at home longer than anticipated, the rising cost of both college (for the kids) and long term care (for parents, or maybe yourself). Not to mention that today’s retirement strategies are different than those of a generation ago. Jon and Karyn go over these and many more scenarios that your plan should take into consideration as retirement draws closer.LISTEN