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

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8 Topics to Tackle if You Want to Survive Retirement with Your Spouse

Before you got married, you probably discussed where you wanted to live, whether or not you would have kids and your general hopes for the future. Before you bought a house, you and your spouse talked about where would be best, what size home you hoped to acquire and more. Before you had kids, you…

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How to Retire Like an Adult: A 10 Point Checklist

If you are in your 50s or 60s, you are probably hoping to find the fountain of youth. However, when you plan your golden years it is best to retire like an adult. Retiring like an adult gives you the financial freedom to pursue the life you want — even if that means doing things…

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Retirement Education: What Back to School Night Can Teach You About Retirement Planning

It is back to school time.  While you are probably past the phase when you report to your children’s elementary, middle school or high school classrooms, these evenings can have some really valuable insights that you can apply to retirement planning. Here are a few ideas that teachers are talking about this year.  See if…

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Financial Advisor Fees: What Will You Pay to Use a Financial Advisor

Financial advisor fees can be confusing. Different financial advisors have various ways of charging for their services, including: Commissions Flat or Hourly Fees Assets Under Management (AUM) Fee Based (Combination of fees and commissions) All of these payment methods are used by legitimate and reputable retirement financial planners. And, each payment method has advantages and…

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What Are the New Rules of Retirement? 10 Guidelines for Financial Security

Americans have changed a lot over the last 100 years – we live longer and have more active lives and our society and financial structures have evolved (and, in some cases perhaps, devolved).  However, many of our ideas about retirement and retirement planning come from previous generations. These ideas are ill-suited to today’s realities.  So,…

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Giving Money to Family? Are You Handing Out More or Less than Average?

As if saving enough to pay for your own retirement isn’t worrisome enough, research from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave suggests that most people over 50 (6 out of 10 in fact) are providing financial support to family members in need — either on a one off basis or as continuing regular support.  Giving money…

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How to Knock Out the “Will My Retirement Savings Last” Worries!
Give Your Retirement Plan the 1-2 Punch it Needs!

Believe me, you are not alone if you have nervously asked yourself, your spouse or even a financial advisor: “will my retirement savings last?”  Concerns about running out of money in retirement are almost universal — no matter how much money you have.  Afterall, there are many unknowable variables that can impact your retirement security…

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The Building Blocks of a Secure Retirement Plan — How Tall Does Your Tower Need to Be? Will it Topple?

Planning your future retirement is complicated.  Creating a secure retirement plan requires that you know what you want and then being able to put together what you have to achieve your goals.  While retirement planning is not child’s play, it might be easier if you think about the components of your plan as being a…

9 Surprising and Dirty Secrets About Healthcare, Medicaid and Your Retirement

The recent nationwide debate about whether or not Medicaid should continue to receive funding should have had special resonance for people of retirement age. Here are 9 things you might not know about Medicaid and your chances of needing it in the future: 1. You Have a High Percentage Chance of Winding Up on Medicaid…

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Best Retirement Plans: Definitive Ranking of the 25 Best Ways to Spend Retirement

So, what are the best retirement plans? Well… there is no wrong way to spend retirement. Without the grind of a job, you typically have the freedom to allocate your time however you wish. However, these 25 ideas and lifestyles just might rise above the rest as the best ways to spend your retirement. The…