Do you know what FIRE is?

In the context of planning for your retirement, it stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early and it represents a philosophy where people become committed to a program of what many would consider extreme savings coupled with investments that aim to enable...

Early retirement whether wanted or not

This week’s article tells us “More than a quarter of all workers say COVID has prompted them to move up their retirement date, found a survey released in February by the National Institute for Retirement Security.” One study even suggested that nearly 2 million...

You’ve heard it a hundred times

Most Americans haven’t saved enough for retirement. Clearly $0 in retirement savings is not enough, so just how much is “enough”? How do you know how much you should be saving, and at what ages, in order to reach your retirement goal?” If these questions are on your...

Wonder why it’s hard?

If you have ever wondered why it is hard to save money for retirement, this week’s article may be of interest to you. “Psychology is often just as important in personal finance as are the numbers – the way we save, spend and invest are all influenced by the way we...

Risk

While you may know that you cannot avoid risk in your life, you can prepare for it. Depending on your stage in life, there are specific risks you may want to think about, and incorporate into your planning. We read about three key stages of evolving needs and the...

Independent Living

Commentary: Sometimes when we think of our later years in retirement we neglect to reflect on what savings we might need to have for the ‘buy-in’ into an independent living facility, and focus only on the possibility of health care costs and the monthly fee we will be...

Senior Life Style

I thought to share with you this week’s article because it discusses tips for saving money after retirement. It’s important to remember that “it’s never too late to save, even after retirement.” The author tells us “With increasing life expectancies and financial...

Is it time to wind down on saving?

This week’s article ask the question “When do you stop saving and start enjoying the fruits of your labor?” Assuming “you’ve done all the right things—financially speaking, at least—in saving for retirement. You started saving early to take advantage of the...

We have a Fifth Way

This week’s article suggests us four things to do if we want to save enough to retire in 10 years, but we have an additional idea. As you accumulate those savings meant to carry you through retirement alongside of your social security, we suggest putting some or all...

46% of Americans are Guessing

Did you know that a survey released in 2019 found 46% of Americans are guessing at how much money they need for retirement? With increasing life expectancies and financial uncertainties leading up to retirement, it would seem that guesswork plays a big part in...