After several decades in the workforce, the years leading up to your retirement age is filled with a lot of planning and introspection. For some people, retirement can’t come soon enough as they look forward to escaping the daily grind and living a more laid back life. For others, retirement comes with lots of apprehensions […]
The typical American dream for the average individual includes the receiving of quality education, getting a good job, raising a family, obtaining a two-car garage home, working for 40 plus years and then retiring. For the most part, this is a good plan.
When it comes to living a successful life and creating your own life by design, it would appear that most Americans seem to miss the mark. This is especially true when it comes to the idea of “retirement”. That is the target where people feel that they can finally really enjoy life on their terms […]
Listen up, ladies. Listen really hard, because your future is on the line. As a group, you’re not saving enough for retirement. According to a recent publication by TIAA (which happens to be the firm my employer uses for retirement purposes), women should be saving 18 percent of their paychecks, while men have the luxury […]
Depending on the reasons, when people find out someone is semi-retired, that person can be met equally with envy or pity. The “state” of semi-retirement mean a person has reached retirement age, is receiving retirement benefits, but either because they want to or because they have too, they are still working. Ideally, if you go […]
Downsizing for retirement! You probably have heard of this from your ready to retire co-workers all the time. You probably thought about downsizing for retirement many times but just could not seem to pull that trigger and start with the process. Fearful maybe? You have worked for forty plus years, raised your family, upsized to […]