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

7 Hot Button Political Topics that Could Impact Your Retirement Well Being

“All politics is personal,” so the saying goes.  And, this year that phrase is especially true for people nearing retirement. There are a lot of hot button topics on the table that have the potential to impact your retirement well being — no matter where you stand on the political spectrum. Here we discuss 7…

when to retire

When to Retire: How to Make the Right Choice with Advice from Decision Making Expert

When to retire.  Getting the answer to this question is — by far — one of the biggest decisions of your life and a choice that can cause a lot of stress. Here are 5 tips from Dr. Ruth Chang, a professor at Rutgers University and world renowned expert on making decisions, that should help…

preparing for retirement

Preparing for Retirement: 7 Secret Training Tips for a Successful Future

When you hear “preparing for retirement,” you probably think about savings and budgeting.  However, your finances are just one aspect that you need to consider. Sure, you need to have your financial situation in check when you retire, but other aspects of your life could use some prepping as well. Here are 7 important retirement…

retirement financial literacy

Can You Do Better than Average on this Quiz of Your Retirement Financial Literacy?

Retirement financial literacy is low.  Most of us do not know very much about the fundamentals of how personal finance works.  Just look at the average retirement savings and you will realize that most people are unprepared and unaware of what is needed for a secure retirement. However, a recent survey suggests that financial literacy…

how to retire

How to Retire: 5 Steps to a Secure Future — Jump In!

You want to know how to retire. Figuring out the answer to this question can feel overwhelming and sometimes impossible — especially if you are already in your 50s or 60s. It has been hard just making ends meet month after month and now you are faced with creating a plan for the next 20…

How much do you need to retire?

Why “How Much Do You Need to Retire” is the WRONG Question!

You might think that the most important retirement planning question is: How much do you need to retire.  While knowing the answer to this question IS critical, there is something else you need to figure out first. You need to know: What do I want to do in retirement? Here are 9 tips for figuring…

retirement club

Join the Club: How to Start a Retirement Planning Club and Have a Happier Wealthier Future

Feeling excited, overwhelmed or unsure about retirement?  Start a retirement club! We all need help with our retirement plans but very few of us turn to friends for that support.  A retirement club — kind of like a book club where you discuss retirement topics instead of novels — can provide an ideal and friendly…

Paying Off Debt

Paying Off Debt? First Celebrate then Do THIS!

Whether it is a credit card, car loan or the holy grail of all debts — your mortgage, paying off debt and eliminating monthly payments is a really big deal.When you pay off a debt, it is a huge opportunity to rethink your financial situation.  Your cashflow will have suddenly improved.  What are you going…

social security 2017

Social Security 2017: What to Watch

Social Security 2017: You might want to keep your eye on the money. While President Trump promised on the campaign trail that Social Security would not change if he achieved victory, many pundits are worried that this is one promise he will not be able to keep. Most experts have assumed that Social Security would…

retirement disadvantage

Are You Female or Married to One? The HUGE Retirement Disadvantage You Will Face

While there are lots of benefits to marriage, if you are a woman or you are married to one, you face a a huge retirement disadvantage — a significantly steeper climb toward having adequate retirement savings. A new study from TIAA estimates that in order for two recent college grads to have the same amount…