Financial Wellness

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines financial wellness as, “having financial security and financial freedom of choice, in the present and in the future.”

Financial wellness means that you: 1) have control over your day-to-day, month-to-month finances, 2) have the capacity to absorb a financial shock, 3) are on track to meet financial goals, and 4) have the financial freedom to make choices that allow you to enjoy life.

Financial wellness results in: confidence, contentment, a sense of security, control, and purpose, and even happiness. And, there are numerous ways to improve financial wellness.

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13 Ways to Improve Your Financial Decision Making

Making the right decision is important. Financial decision making is especially critical. Here are 13 tips for a wealthier future.

May 19, 2022
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Financial Mapping: A Retirement Plan Is Like a Navigation System for Your Money and Time

Financial mapping, creating a roadmap for your money can help you with better financial habits, decisions and outcomes. It’s GPS for your finances.

May 12, 2022
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18 Big Financial Planning Misconceptions

There is a lot of confusion about financial planning. Here are 18 of the biggest misconceptions.

May 5, 2022
consumption smoothing

What is Consumption Smoothing? And, Why Is It Important to Your Lifelong Happiness?

While most people do short term consumption smoothing, you really need it for your future financial security.

April 28, 2022
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16 Retirement Numbers You Need to Know for a Secure Future

How to make sense of retirement planning? Here is your guide to the 16 retirement numbers that are most important for a secure future.

April 20, 2022

How to Improve Your Financial Well-Being, Even in Times of Uncertainty

Uncertainty. Fear. Confusion. Your worries might seem unmanageable, but there’s a lot you can do to improve financial well being right now. Get started!

March 10, 2022

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

The average that people got right was a mere 30 percent. How will you score on this quiz of retirement financial literacy? Find out now!

February 2, 2022

Great Financial Advice in 8 Words or Less

Financial advice is often complicated. However, it can be simplified. Browse wisdom for saving, investing, spending and living.

February 2, 2022
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Set Financial Goals: It’s the Secret to a Prosperous and Secure Future

Set financial goals today to reduce stress. Learn why setting short-, medium- and long-term financial goals are critical to your success.

January 5, 2022

Plan Your Dreams: 11 Guidelines for Building a Financial Plan for the Life You Want

So much that is written about retirement planning is about rates of return, inflation, savings thresholds, tax mitigation, budgeting, asset allocations, and other relatively dry and often somewhat stressful topics. However, most people care about their finances and planning for retirement because they have a dream for their future. It is important to remember that…

December 16, 2021
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Holiday Gift Guide: Great Retirement and Investment Gifts for Everyone in the Family (Even the Kids)

This gift guide is focused on helping you give long term financial success and happiness to everyone on your list, young and old.

November 24, 2021
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11 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies to Keep More 2021 Money and Prepare for Future Wealth

These 11 year-end tax tips for retirement will help you minimize your 2021 taxes and reduce future tax bills.

October 28, 2021
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401(k) Fees: Get to Know What You Pay and Reduce the Expense

Many of us are oblivious to the fees, but almost everyone with a 401(k) pays them. Get 7 ideas for reducing costs to greatly increase wealth.

September 23, 2021

Rebalancing Your Portfolio: Why, How and When

Rebalancing is a critical part of any investment strategy. Learn about setting asset allocation targets and the finer points of rebalancing.

September 16, 2021

Are You Too Optimistic or Too Pessimistic with Your Financial Plans?

Glass half full or half empty when it comes to your financial outlook? There are benefits to both viewpoints, but usually optimism wins.

September 9, 2021
retirement investing

6 Competing Retirement Investing Goals and How to Sort Them Out for Long-Term Wealth

Saving for retirement is hard. However, when you are still working, creating a retirement investment plan can be relatively straightforward. The goal is to simply grow the money. But, when you retire, your investment goals become multi-faceted, layered, and downright complicated. You still want your money to grow, but you have a whole lot of other…

September 1, 2021

Is Financial Stress the Root of the Midlife Crisis? 8 Ways to Boost Retirement Confidence in Your 40s and 50s

Does financial confidence increases as you age? No, it bottoms out in mid life. Get 8 tips for overcoming a mid life crisis and planning a great retirement.

August 26, 2021

Monte Carlo Simulations: A Sophisticated Way to Predict Your Chance of Financial Success

Hear Monte Carlo simulations and think gambling? Nope. Learn how this mathematical formula can be used to predict your financial future.

August 5, 2021

Are You Wealthy? 19 Ways to Define Wealth

Are you wealthy? Are you defining wealth correctly? See how people think about wealth and compare your financial well being to others’.

July 29, 2021

Financial Wisdom from Jack Brennan, Former CEO of Vanguard

Get great investing and planning tips directly from Jack Brennan, former CEO of Vanguard (the handpicked successor to Jack Bogle).

July 15, 2021
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How to Save More Money for Retirement: 23 Smart and Easy Ways to Boost Savings Big!

You’ve probably heard a lot of advice about how to save more money for retirement. Everyone tells you that you really need to do it. And if you’re like a lot of people, you probably think that it’s a great idea — you are just not exactly sure where to find the cash.Learn how to…

May 27, 2021

Podcast: Jack Brennan — Insights from the Former CEO of Vanguard

Episode 58 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Jack Brennan — the handpicked successor to Jack Bogle at the Vanguard Group

May 20, 2021

Shhhh: Hush the Noise for Better Financial Decision Making says Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s new book “Noise” can help you make better financial decisions. Find out how.

May 20, 2021
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How to Plan for Your Future Financial Security: Just Imagine It!

No matter your age — how to plan for your future financial security is likely a topic that you have pondered. Maybe you have even done a little something about it. You may have saved some money. Thought about the best locale for golf (or whatever hobby you will have). Figured out when to start…

May 19, 2021

NewRetirement Planner

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