You’ve made it! You’ve reached retirement.
When it comes to retirement, many people focus almost entirely on the money. Retirement is a time of transition. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. It can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of things you can do to make your new lifestyle as successful as possible—and we’re here to help you get started.
There’s no one right way to retire; every person’s path is different and unique. But there are some best practices that can make your transition into retirement smoother and more successful.
Here are 5 tips for a happy transition into your new life. Read More
If you are saving for retirement (or retired) it is in your best interest to get as much out of your investments in the stock market as possible. You should always eliminate political virtue signalling from your investment decision-making.
ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. The strategy means investing in companies that score high on these factors as determined by a (usually biased) third-party company or group. The assumption is that the better a company’s ESG score is, the better their overall performance.
ESG investing sounds great. It also makes you feel good about the investments you make and should help you sleep better at night. But it may not be all that it seems, especially for investors who don’t fully understand what it is and how it works. Read More
Have you been thinking about delaying retirement?
If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey of American workers, more than half of those surveyed said they plan on working past the age of 65. But why?
- Is it because people are getting living longer?
- Do you need to work longer to save up enough money to retire?
- Is it that rapid inflation means retirement is going to cost more?
- Are just plain scared of what happens when you stop working?
The most important objective of your retirement plan is to create reliable income for you and your spouse. For that reason, you need to tap into financial resources that will produce income, in a secure and consistent manner. Read More
As society has evolved, retirement has become a more and more complicated idea. Many have chosen to retire at non-traditional different times, changing their career paths and lifestyles at a late age.
The meaning of retirement will likely continue to shift as the fabric of society itself redefines itself. But what does all of this mean for you? Read More
Retirement should last the rest of your life.
Here are some tips on how to stay retired.
If you were to ask soon-to-be-retired Americans what they plan to do during their retirement, you’d probably get a huge range of answers: see the grandkids, travel, start a new hobby.
But if you were to ask those same people how long they would like retirement to last, you would likely get the same answer over and over again: “The rest of my life, of course!”
These are the Golden Years, and you want to spend them doing the things you enjoy at your own pace. After all, no one wants to retire and travel the world for 10 years…only to have to go back to work at the ripe old age of 75.
In short, you don’t just want to be retired, you want to stay retired! Read More
“Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin was certainly right about a lot of things over his lifetime. And it absolutely feels like taxes are unavoidable, but are they really? Well, no! There are certain investment types that are completely tax-free.
While you probably shouldn’t be too concerned with dropping the amount of taxes you pay each year down to zero, understanding how your investments can impact your taxes and using that to your advantage is a great way to maximize your money. Read More
All the financial experts say debt is bad.
Should I pay off my mortgage as early as I can?
Sooner or later, every homeowner begins to dream about the day when they own their home free and clear. No more mortgage payments…extra money each month to invest…what’s not to love?
Even financial experts like Dave Ramsey are known for singing the praises of ridding yourself of any and all debt—including your mortgage.
Whether this is a realistic goal or not, it leaves many homeowners wondering, “Should I pay off my mortgage early?”
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple yes or no answer, but I can (hopefully) put your mind at ease about getting out of debt. Read More
March is Women’s History Month and, because of that, we’d like to highlight some opportunities for women to manage their path towards retirement.
Just like a properly organized playbook for a big game, a great strategy will help nearly anyone through the difficulties they may face in both preparing for retirement and staying retired. Read More
Living on one income doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing what’s most important to you. By planning and saving smartly, single income families like yours can reap benefits now and later.
Having kids, paying for college, financing a home, and paying for retirement are all within reach when you follow a few simple steps.