Retirement Planning

Your retirement plan is a roadmap to your future, but like all plans, it is likely to evolve and change over time.

The economy will not behave exactly as you have anticipated and your own life and goals will also change over time.

And, the best retirement planning goes way beyond your savings and investments. Numerous other factors like Social Security, when you stop work, your longevity, home equity, debt, taxes, income sources, inflation, spending, healthcare costs, lifestyle choices, and more may actually represent greater value or be more important than your savings with regards to your overall financial wellness.

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Estimates for Your 2023 Data Are Now Available in the NewRetirement Planner

The NewRetirement Planner now shows an estimate for your 2023 year-end numbers. The 2023 values are available on all charts.

November 30, 2023
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5 Ways to Tap Home Equity in Retirement and 7 Times When it May Be a Good Idea to Do So

Have financial holes in your retirement plan (like not enough savings or unknown risks? See if you should use home equity to fill them.

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Key Retirement Planning Ages: Important Milestones Everyone Hits in their 50s & 60s

Certain ages play a crucial role in retirement planning. Find out what you need to know when.

November 16, 2023
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The 5 Best Financial Planning Tools Online (Find a Great Replacement for Mint)

Whether you are interested in budgeting, monitoring your finances, or making better financial decisions, find a financial planning tool that fits your goals.

November 12, 2023
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Why Financial Planning is the Ultimate Marshmallow Test

Let’s find out why financial planning is the ultimate marshmallow test and explore a few tips for how you can ace it.

November 9, 2023
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Are Alternative Investments a Good Idea for Your Retirement?

Should you consider alternative investments as part of your retirement asset allocation? Probably not, but it depends. Explore the pros and cons.

November 9, 2023

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What chance do you have of living to 100? And, can you afford to do so? Explore life expectancy trends and what it takes to fund a long life.

November 2, 2023
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The 28 Big Financial Mistakes that Most People Make and 28 Easy Fixes for a Better Future!

How many of these 27 financial planning mistakes are you making? Almost everyone fails at #4 and #23. Explore the problems and how to fix them.

October 26, 2023
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What Advice Would Your 80-Year-Old Self Offer to You Today?

Find out why putting yourself in the mindset of your 80-year-old self and hearing what they have to say is really important.

October 18, 2023
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How to Model Roth Conversion Strategies in the NewRetirement Planner

Get a guided walk through of the new Roth functionality and get tips for making the most of the tool. Plus explore all the ways we help you make better decisions about conversions and tax deferred savings.

October 18, 2023
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Retirement Regrets: Top 10 Things Retirees Wish They Would Have Done Differently

Here are 10 ways today’s retirees say they would have planned differently, and what you can do to avoid these retirement regrets.

October 12, 2023
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Retirement Tips from Henry “Bud” Hebeler: A Model and Inspiration for Retirement Planning

Here are a 8 of the most important retirement and estate planning lessons from Bud Hebeler. They stand the test of time.

October 4, 2023
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Where in the World is the Best Retirement? (See Where the U.S. Ranks and Discover Worldwide Problems with Financial Security)

Which countries enjoy the best retirement? Why? What are global threats to retirement security? Can you move to any of the top 10 locales?

September 21, 2023
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Financial motivations drive your financial decisions. Be aware of them and you will make better choices.

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What will can you learn by creating a retirement plan? Get inspired by 19 planning insights and discover your path to your secure future.

September 7, 2023
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What is Your Money Personality Type? Will It Impact Your Financial Security?

Your money personality type can impact your retirement security. Find out which type(s) you are and learn how to use it to your advantage!

September 6, 2023
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Retirement Planning Activities: Are You Doing More or Less than the Average Person?

Some people do a lot more retirement planning than others. Have you done more or less than the average?

August 13, 2023
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The Hard Parts of Retirement: Boredom and Other Problems

Even a financially secure retirement can come with problems. Explore retirement boredom and what else vexes people about post work freedom.

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The Secret to Financial Discipline, Confidence, and Better Results? A Planning Mindset!

Too many people think that their financial destiny is set and can’t be changed. Find out how a planning mindset improves wealth and security.

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Expert Smackdown: What’s the Best Source of Information to Help You Make Great Financial Decisions?

Should you go by gut? Listen to a guru? Use tools? Pay an advisor or coach? Explore what the experts say about who to listen to when making a financial decision.

July 27, 2023
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When Can I Retire? 21 Questions to Help You Find the Right Time

There is no one right way to decide when can i retire. Use these questions to figure out when is right for you.

July 20, 2023
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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.

July 20, 2023

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