Kathleen Coxwell

As a founder of NewRetirement, Kathleen is passionate about delivering empowering tools and articles to people who are concerned about retirement. She works with teams of writers and designers to deliver easy to understand information that help you make the right decisions about your financial future.

Recent posts by Kathleen

dementia

Dementia Rates Are Declining (No I am Not Confused. This Good News is the Real Deal!)

According to researchers at the University of Michigan, between 2000 and 2012, the percentage of adults in the United States with dementia (including Alzheimer’s) fell from 11.6 percent to 8.8 percent.  That’s a pretty good drop.  And, the Framingham study (a long-running research project in one small largely white and well off community) — found…

crash proof retirement plan

9 Tips for How to Have a Crash Proof Retirement Plan

Experts say that a stock market crash is a question of when not if.  So, you really need to start thinking about how to have a crash proof retirement plan. You probably remember the financial crisis that started around 2008. It severely impacted the retirement security of many people around retirement age.  And, how did…

life after retirement

Prepare for Life After Retirement: 3 Ways to Find Meaning and Purpose for this Stage of Life

While we’re in the daily grind of working for a living, we often visualize life after retirement as happy, stress-free relaxation. Getting a little R&R is certainly important, but there is a limit to the amount of napping, puttering around the house and daytime television a person can take. Without a plan for life after…

Taxes in Retirement

Taxes in Retirement: Are They Really Worth Worrying About and What’s the Deal with the New Tax Plan?

How much do taxes in retirement really matter? And, will the new tax plan make a difference to you or not?  Like most retirement planning questions, the answer is “it depends.”  However, in most cases, taxes are a really big deal when it comes to retirement planning. Taxes in Retirement: Will You Keep More or…

The Top Retirement Resolutions for Health, Wealth and Happiness in 2018

It is that time of year.  Time to set goals and set a resolution for 2018.  Here are some retirement resolution ideas that address wealth, health and happiness. Choose one or something from each category. Top Financial Retirement Resolutions? Find Wealth! It may come as no surprise, but saving more and saving more for retirement…

precise retirement planning

More Precise Retirement Calculations with New and Improved Retirement Planning Calculator

Truly effective retirement planning requires a lot of different data points and a very sophisticated formula.  However, some online tools make it easy to create and maintain a reliable plan — even if you don’t have a doctorate in mathematics or finance. While there are tons of simple retirement calculators out there, you want to…

Retirement Checklist

Your Yearly Retirement Checklist: 12 Tips to Get Ready for a Great 2018 and Beyond

Feeling frazzled by holiday fanfare?  Do you also have nagging worries about your retirement plans? One of the best ways to control stress of any kind is to make a list and check it twice. And we have done that for you. Here is a handy yearly retirement checklist — 12 things you should do…

retirement checklist

Retirement Tis the Season of Spending! And Experts Say You Aren’t Spending Enough

For many, the season of spending is upon us and I don’t just mean Christmas and the other winter holidays. If you are nearing or already in retirement, you are indeed permanently in the season of spending.  You have spent a lifetime amassing savings and other resources and now is the time to use these…

asset allocation strategy

Bond. James… Stocks, Funds, Cash and Bonds: What’s the Best Asset Allocation Strategy for Your Retirement??

Bond, James Bond. The mere mention of the name makes you think of cool confidence and absolute competence. Wouldn’t you like to feel that way about your retirement investments?  You perhaps can, assuming you can figure out the best asset allocation strategy for your retirement. What Exactly is Asset Allocation Anyway? Asset allocation refers to…

successful retirement plan

NewRetirement Users Reveal the 7 Secrets of their Successful Retirement Plans

Want to know what it takes to have a successful retirement plan?  Using data from survey responses and retirement profiles, NewRetirement has found a few interesting traits shared by people who use the Retirement Planning Calculator to create a successful plan. Here are 7 retirement planning secrets from NewRetirement users who have successfully planned a…