Category Archives: Retirement Planning

What to Do When Your Pension is Terminated

So let’s look at the pros and cons of some common options. Continue reading

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Why Your Social Security Projection is Probably Wrong

If you keep it simple and focus on these behaviors, you will make the big debate about the future of Social Security a moot point in your financial life. Continue reading

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Be an Owner Rather Than a Loaner in Retirement

Rather than to low-interest bonds and cash, why not shift towards high-yielding dividend stocks and real estate? Continue reading

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Those Were the Days

Since prices for food and gas have increased two to five times in the past 35 years since graduating but average pay hasn’t even doubled, Dave’s classmates need to consider how inflation will impact the cost of living over the next 35 years, taking them to the average life expectancy at 65 of 85 for men and 88 for women Continue reading

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How Much Income Will You Really Need During Retirement?

Transitioning from working years to a stage of financial freedom requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach to the planning process. Continue reading

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What’s Your Magic Number?

Of course, it’s going to be a different number for each of us and there are countless ways to arrive at a number that makes sense for your life so my goal here is to try to help you figure out a reasonable estimate of what you might need without having to run numbers on a spreadsheet or a website that may or may not be worth the time it takes to prepare the estimate. Continue reading

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Using Real Estate to Supplement Your Retirement Income (Part II)

This week, I’d like to take a look at a few other ways you can use real estate to supplement your income by tapping into the equity you may have in the home you are living in right now. Continue reading

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When Should You Take Social Security?

Here’s how I go about helping people figure out the answer that is the best fit for their lives. Continue reading

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A “Tail” of Two Kitties

April 2nd is National Employee Benefits Day and this year’s focus for the IFEPB is to increase awareness of the retirement crisis. Continue reading

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What Obama’s Budget Proposals Could Mean For Your Retirement

While it is unlikely that these provisions will be enacted anytime soon, it does raise the specter of possible changes in the future so it’s important to understand the short and long term ramifications for you and your retirement plans if they ever do come to pass. Continue reading

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