1. Preserving Our Memories for Generations with Jim Gebhardt Guidance Point Advisors, LLC. 32:15

Ep 092: We often hear that our clients are sifting through old pictures, VHS tapes, DVDs, YouTube videos, etc., and are looking for a way to keep their memories alive over time, but it all seems unorganized and not coordinated to the people we ultimately want to give these memories and their context to! Enter MyArkit, an online digital archival company preserving the legacy of loved ones and friends. As we live our lives digitally, we save memories to devices, clouds, or social media sites that may get lost due to faulty equipment or careless handling. We all have thousands of pictures and videos on our devices that get clicked away with no story behind them that gives them real meaning and emotion. Imagine your great-grandkids being able to view your life in your own words and thoughts. Well, that is exactly what we are talking about today!

Please welcome our next guest, the Principal and CEO of MyArkit.com, Jim Gebhardt to The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast!


Welcome, Jim Gebhardt! [1:56]

Intro to MyArkit.com. [5:43]

How has the process of passing down images evolved over time? [12:02]

How has digital storage evolved? [16:01]

How does MyArkit address Cybersecurity and protecting client files? [19:27]

What happens when the owner of a MyArkit account passes away? [22:34]

How is Jim going to find his personal Retirement Success? [27:25]

Episode Conclusion. [28:49]

Benjamin Smith Host, Retirement Success in Maine Podcast & Financial Advisor

Ben's focus with our clients is to direct the investments of their investable portfolios. In teaming with Curtis Worcester and Austin Minor, Ben combines his investment expertise from attaining the CFA Charter with Curtis & Austin's financial planning expertise to provide clients with the tools, confidence, and education to make informed decisions about their retirement. As Ben, Curtis, and Austin have a number of clients that are Northern Light Health employees, they've developed a specialty in serving clients in the healthcare field. You can read their "Employee Guide to the Northern Light Health Retirement Plans" here.

He has spent his entire career devoted to serving individual clients and institutions by developing and implementing investment strategies, setting portfolio structure, and providing the highest level of client service. He's passionate about helping clients maximize their savings and retirement income using the many financial planning and portfolio management tools available to Guidance Point consultants. Prior to working for Guidance Point Advisors, Ben worked for Acadia Trust, N.A., a subsidiary of Camden National Corporation, as Vice President, Portfolio Manager based in Bangor, Maine. Ben assumed responsibility for and oversight of over $300 million in client portfolios, including individuals, families, retirement plans, endowments, foundations, businesses, and trusts; and he served on the Company’s Investment Committee.