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

transition to retirement

8 Experts Offer Smart Strategies for the Transition to Retirement

The transition to retirement is exciting and scary.  Like all big events — graduations, relocations, marriage, childbirth and more — life will never be the same again. To make your planning for this transformation easier, here is advice from retirement and personal finance experts. Go for Risk and Reward You have a lot of choices…

rising interest rates

How to Prepare Your Retirement Plans for Rising Interest Rates in 2017

Most experts agree that we will see rising interest rates in 2017.  Interest rates impact our lives in a wide variety of ways — especially financial. Why Will Interest Rates Rise? Since 2008, interest rates have been at historic lows, below 1 percent. Traditionally, rates have been much much higher — ranging from 16.39 percent…

Retirement check in

The Importance of a Quarterly Retirement Check In

Figuring out what you are going to do in retirement and how you are going to pay for it is not something you do once and just “forget about it.”  You should plan for a quarterly retirement check in. Retirement planning is kind of like owning a house — you put in an upfront investment,…

is long term care insurance worth it

Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth It? Explore the Pros and Cons

Whether to purchase long-term care insurance or not is a personal decision. Traditionally, many people have opted not to purchase it due to costs and lack of product awareness. But there are definitely some benefits to long-term care insurance, which have brought this product more into the spotlight in recent months and years. Although Adam…

real scoop about annuities

Dangerous? Great? Foolish? The Real Scoop on Lifetime Annuities

Annuities have a strange reputation. Some people think they are a great way to guarantee income in retirement. Other people think of them as a bad investment. So what’s the real scoop on lifetime annuities? Forget everything that you might have heard about lifetime annuities: “They’re great, they’re dangerous, they’re safe, or you could lose…

Happy Retirement

The Best Retirement Plans: 41 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Retirement

Think retirement is about sitting with your feet up and watching the rest of the world whiz by? Possibly, but many people think retirement and plan for embarking on one of life’s greatest adventures. This is the time to do what you want with the experience-laden good sense to appreciate it. Having the best retirement…

hidden retirement costs

The Highest Hidden Retirement Cost That No One Talks About

When planning for retirement, it’s important to save enough money to cover the essentials. While a financial planner may discuss earmarking funds to pay for daily living expenses, housing and health care related costs, there is a hidden retirement cost that many advisers may overlook that can have a critical impact on your retirement: transportation…

retirement travel

Retirement Travel Trends and Tips for Funding Your Wanderlust

Here’s a riddle for you: Question: What is the one thing you can buy in retirement that will make you richer not poorer? Answer: Retirement travel.   Whether you are planning a weekend trip to visit family or a round the world expedition, travel enriches our lives. And travel is what retirees want to do….

retirement crisis

Rethinking the Idea of Retirement Crisis: Keep Calm and Retire On

The retirement crisis is real. Most of us have not saved enough. Fifty percent of baby boomers have less than $100,000 saved for retirement Experts say that the average couple in retirement needs at least $260,000 to cover health care costs alone. The government’s retirement programs are in peril. We have worked hard and we…

best retirement calculator

The Best Retirement Calculator Is Now More Powerful: Better Modeling of Retirement Savings

Considered one of the best retirement calculators, the NewRetirement planning system has been praised by magazines and investing groups. The tool just keeps getting better. Check out the new features designed to help you plan and have a more secure future. 1. Powerful Savings & Assets Modeling One of the enhancements that you have asked…