Our Blog

Go beyond your savings and investments. We want to help anyone get confident and achieve financial independence so they can make the most of their money and time.

Explore all our content

Retirement Savings and Investments

What Are the Best Investments for Retirement? The Financial Gurus Answer

The importance of saving up for retirement goes without saying, but sometimes the task can seem daunting. You need the discipline to set aside money every month, but you also need to know how to invest it.  Luckily, there are financial experts available who can offer sound advice when it comes to retirement investments. While…

October 29, 2014
Happy Retirement

Expert Interview with Michael Nuschke on the Future of Retirement for NewRetirement.com

Financial planner Michael Nuschke quotes hockey great Wayne Gretzky when asked what we can do to better prepare for the future of retirement: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The Retirement Futurist has made it his job to study and…

October 28, 2014
Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgage Information: Why the Wealthy Should Use Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages have long been heralded as an option for people who are “house rich” and “cash poor.” But today that tune is changing. Not only are reverse mortgages being recommended for people who have more home equity than they do savings, but also for those who, quite the opposite, have plenty of money invested…

October 28, 2014
Budgeting & Spending

Expert Interview with Jason Vitug on Being Financially Literate for NewRetirement.com

If you ask Jason Vitug, financial literacy is the single most important issue in America, impacting our life and economy. “The unfortunate reality is that we aren’t taught about money at school,” he says. “We learn how to calculate the circumference of a circle but not about compound interest.” And while government organizations and nonprofits…

October 24, 2014
Retirement Savings and Investments

Overcome Your Fear of Running Out of Money: 5 Steps for a Secure Retirement

Americans fear running out of funds in retirement even more than public speaking, suggests a recent report.  So, how to overcome that fear?  Should you imagine yourself in an old folks home with everyone else in their underwear (like pretending your audience is naked when you are making a speech)? Um… no.  Those images probably…

October 24, 2014
Dividend investing retiring early Retirement Savings and Investments

Expert Interview with Jason Fieber on Dividend Investing and Retiring Early for NewRetirement.com

Jason Fieber is a man with a goal: He wants to retire at 40. Just how he’s making that happen is the thrust of his site, Dividend Mantra. He spoke with us about making the goal and making it work. It’s a goal of yours to retire at 40. What are the strategies you use…

October 23, 2014
Improving your financial literacy Retirement Planning

Expert Interview with Vince Shorb on Improving Your Financial Literacy for NewRetirement.com

Vince Shorb’s answer to the question “How literate are Americans when it comes to their money?” is sobering. “Most Americans are financially illiterate,” the CEO of the National Financial Educators Council says. “They never received a financial education and lack the knowledge necessary to make financial decisions that are in alignment with their goals.” Money…

October 23, 2014
Retirement planning for beginners Retirement Savings and Investments

Expert Interview with Christopher Holdheide on Retirement Planning for Beginners for NewRetirement.com

Christopher Holdheide knows from personal experience how tough it can be to handle your finances; he was inspired to become a financial services expert and found his personal finance blog Stumble Forward thanks to buying a time share he just couldn’t get rid of. Personal experience informs his perspective, and he was happy to share…

October 20, 2014

How to Get Out of Debt? The Financial Gurus Answer

Retirement planning is a lot easier with the weight of debt off your shoulders. Some debt is almost unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t clear it away, and smooth your path forward. All it takes is a plan, and the stick-to-itiveness to see it through. If you’re trying to hone in on the best…

October 17, 2014
Retirement planning Retirement Planning

Expert Interview with Colin Williams on Expert Retirement Planning for NewRetirement.com

Colin Williams has worked almost every aspect of the financial planning industry, starting as a financial advisor and working his way up to top management at major financial firms. Currently, he’s sharing insights on personal finance and retirement planning as the founder and key contributor to Humble Savers. He spoke with us about planning retirement…

October 16, 2014
Housing and Home Equity

The Best Places to Retire? You Might be Surprised

Where are the best places to retire?  If you are choosing a location based on weather and golf courses, the answers from a recent analysis by Bankrate about the best states to retire may really surprise you. Bankrate ranked states using health care, cost of living, crime rate, tax burden and weather.  Using these criteria…

October 15, 2014
Budgeting & Spending

Expert Interview with Miron Lulic on Planning Your Retirement the Right Way

Miron Lucic always thinks ahead. On his blog SuperMoney, he’s constantly on the cutting edge of retirement planning, among other financial topics. He laid out for us how to plan for your retirement while balancing your other financial needs. What are some mistaken beliefs about retirement planning you often see? Probably the most common misconception…

October 15, 2014
Retirement planning Retirement Planning

How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? It Depends on These 3 Factors

Retirement isn’t a static thing, and your retirement needs aren’t either. How much will you need? Nobody can say with 100 percent accuracy. There are too many factors to consider. But good retirement planning advice helps you cover all your bases. Retirement spending isn’t the same from person to person, but neither is it the…

October 14, 2014
Retirement calculator Retirement Planning

5 Questions a Retirement Calculator Can Answer for You

Using a retirement calculator can help ease some of the stress of retirement planning. One of the biggest questions people want an answer to is “When can I retire?” There’s a lot to factor in — it hinges on everything else, but a retirement calculator can help. No retirement calculator is perfect, but it can help…

October 13, 2014
Retirement Planning

Expert Interview with Claire Tak on Planning for Retirement for NewRetirement.com

As one of the top editors at My Bank Tracker, Claire Tak is an expert in retirement planning and figuring out what you need to save. She spoke with us about how to plan for retirement the right way. What are some common misconceptions you see about retirement planning? One of the biggest misconceptions folks…

October 10, 2014
Retirement financial planning Financial Advisors

Study Shows Retirement Plans With Advisors Yield Better Results

Retirement plan advisors help make the plan more efficient. It almost seems to go without saying. Retirement plan advisors help retirement plans perform better. And that’s what a recent study by EACH Enterprise, LLC, and Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation has revealed. A survey of retirement plan sponsors that work with an advisor found that over…

October 9, 2014
Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgage Facts: 3 Reasons These Loans Are Growing in Popularity

Reverse Mortgage Facts: Reasons these loans are growing in popularity. Reverse mortgages are not for everyone. But, as more and more Americans retire, they are likely to be more and more popular as a way for people to tap into their largest asset as they age. Until recently, reverse mortgages have been portrayed by the…

October 8, 2014
Retirement Savings and Investments

Separating Your Rainy Day Fund from Your Retirement Savings

Don’t let a rainy day dampen your retirement plans. Saving for a rainy day and saving for retirement aren’t the same thing at all. In fact, if you want to keep your retirement safe and sound, the two should never meet. According to State Farm, over half of Americans don’t have any emergency savings to…

October 7, 2014
Reverse Mortgages

Retirement Planning: How to use Home Equity to Insure Your Retirement

We all worry about money and our financial future. And if you are approaching retirement, then your concerns are probably heightened. In today’s financial environment, few things are sure. In retirement, you require your existing assets to be stable and predictable, since you are not making money from work (or making less from work). For both…

October 3, 2014
Retirement planning Retirement Planning

What Can Fantasy Football Teach You About Retirement Planning?

One of your favorite pastimes could teach you a lot about retirement planning. Retirement planning isn’t a game, but it doesn’t have to be dull, either. You can make it as interesting as you want without risking too much, and you might also learn a thing or two by taking some calculated chances. For example,…

October 2, 2014
Retirement calculator Retirement Planning

AT What Age Can I Retire? The Financial Gurus Answer

Retirement might not be on the minds of people in their 20s or even their 30s, but there does come a time when everyone wonders: “When should I retire?” Retirement readiness depends a great deal on how well you’ve prepared financially. But there are other factors to consider, including whether you want to retire at…

October 2, 2014

What is the Right Age to Purchase an Annuity?

Annuity purchasers are getting younger. And for a good reason, financial planners say. “We’re seeing more knowledge around annuities, and more younger people are using them,” says Chad Noyes, managing director and financial advisor of Chicago-based Hoopis Financial Group, a member of MassMutural Financial Group. An annuity – a type of insurance product that pays out…

October 1, 2014
Retirement Jobs

Changing Careers at 50 or After: 3 Tips for Doing it Right

Many Americans are planning to work into retirement, or to return to work after retiring. Seventy-five percent of Americans expect to work for as long as they can, and 39% say it’s because they like to work, according to a recent Bankrate Financial Literacy poll. One-third, or 32% of Americans say they’ll continue working because…

September 26, 2014
Financial Advisors

To Find the Best Financial Advisors, Ask These Questions!

Good financial advisors can usually improve the finances of almost anyone. But when money is exchanged for a service—especially a service involves your personal finances — there are important considerations for choosing the right professional. You want an advisor who is ethical and has your best interest in mind. Add to these considerations the fact…

September 25, 2014

NewRetirement Planner

Take financial wellness into your own hands and do it yourself retirement planning: easy, comprehensive, reliable.