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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10 Ways to Retire Even If You Think You Haven’t Saved Enough

Think you haven’t saved enough? Think again. The impossible becomes possible with these 10 creative ways to retire securely no matter how much you have.

May 25, 2023
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Life Expectancy Drops in United States, but Not for Everyone

Statistically, Americans aren’t living as long as before. But, where you live, your wealth, your habits, and more impact your own life expectancy.

May 25, 2023
deciding when to retire

Deciding When to Retire: What Difference Does a Year or Two Earlier or Later Really Make?

Deciding when to retire? Getting close to the date? Asking yourself what difference a year makes? Explore the financial and emotional considerations of 1 more year.

May 18, 2023
5-10 years from retirement

5–10 Years from Retirement? Get to the Finish Line With These 15 Tips!

As a pre retiree in your 50s or 60s you are probably 5-10 years from retirement. Here are 12 things you need to do NOW for a secure future.

May 11, 2023
catch up contributions

A Powerful Retirement Saving Secret: Use Tax Advantaged Catch Up Contributions When Over 50

Catch up contributions are the IRS’s way of making it easier for savers age 50 and up to tuck away enough retirement savings.

May 10, 2023
retiring alone

17 Powerful Tips for Retiring Alone (Or, If You Become a Solo Senior or Elder Orphan During Retirement)

Whether by choice or circumstances, there are some challenges to retiring alone. Here are 17 tips for a secure, happy and single retirement.

May 10, 2023
worried about retirement

Worried About Retirement? Try Changing Your Perspective

Your attitude toward anything in life is all based on perspective. If you are worried about retirement, here are 9 tips to help you change your approach.

May 4, 2023
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An Easy 4 Step Framework for Planning Your Retirement

Planning retirement is complex. We make it easy with this 4 step framework. No jargon, just a useful progression to the future you want.

April 20, 2023
imagine your future

Want Future Financial Security? It’s All In Your Imagination (Actually)!

Want a secure retirement? It is not simply about following a financial plan. Imagining who you are going to be may be critical to your success.

April 13, 2023

The Retirement Calculator for Married Couples (or Any Couple)

Retirement calculators designed for couples have special features to make results reliable and useful. Find out what you need.

April 7, 2023

Will Social Security Run Out? Will Medicare Stay in Business? Get the Latest News on these Important Programs

Demographics and longevity are 2 factors causing financial woes for Social Security and Medicare. Learn if your benefits will be impacted.

April 6, 2023

Best Financial and Retirement Articles from Q1 2023

Top retirement articles covered averages, happiness, fears, bear markets and more related to achieving a secure future.

April 6, 2023
home equity loan for retirement

Should You Secure a Home Equity Loan Before You Retire?

A home equity loan at retirement may seem counter intuitive. However, there are some compelling reasons to consider taking on this debt.

March 30, 2023

What Happens if I Really Do Run Out of Money in Retirement?

Worried about running out of money in retirement? There’s good reason to be concerned. Find out how to take action and feel more confident about your future.

March 30, 2023
Roth conversion strategies

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.

March 23, 2023
ready to retire

Do You Have What it Takes? 8 Unexpected Skills You Need for a Happy Secure Future

If you are asking, “Am I ready to retire?” Here is some good news: you don’t necessarily need $1 million dollars for a successful retirement. So, what you do need? We did a little digging and here are 8 important skills that will enable you to achieve financial security, health and the best most secure…

March 23, 2023
retirement taxes

Go Beyond Tax Filing and Plan to Pay Less in the Future with These 25 Tax Planning Tips

Planning for the future should involve strategizing to minimize taxes. Explore 25 tips to help you plan, do retirement tax filings, and save money.

March 16, 2023
retirement manifesto

What is Your Retirement Manifesto?

When you begin to approach retirement is an ideal time to write a manifesto. In retirement you are no longer defined by the work you do for money. You can be defined by you.

March 15, 2023
retire like an adult

How to Retire Like an Adult: A 10-Point Checklist for Responsible Freedom

To retire like an adult, you need a responsible and dependable retirement plan. Use this 10 point checklist to see if your future is secure.

March 9, 2023
taking a sabbatical

Burned Out? Sabbaticals Are a Great Alternative to Quiet Quitting or Retiring Too Early

Are you sick and tired of work but aren’t ready for retirement? The sabbatical may be the right answer for your burnout.

March 2, 2023
mortgage in retirement

4 Arguments for Retaining Your Mortgage in Retirement

You might be surprised to learn that paying off your mortgage may not be the right financial decision. Even if it is the right emotional choice.

February 23, 2023

8 Inspiring Reasons Why People Retire Young

Want to retire young? Get inspired by these 8 popular reasons given by people who successfully retired in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.

February 16, 2023
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Survive Retirement with Your Spouse: 9 Topics to Tackle Now for a Happily Ever After

Cover these 9 topics to survive retirement with your spouse. Communication is key to any good partnership, especially when it comes to money.

February 9, 2023
economic indicators

Economic Indicators: 21 Data Points to Consider as You Try to Predict the Future

No one has a crystal ball, but leading economic indicators as well as unusual and personal economic indicators can help you assess the future and assist in financial decision making and planning.

February 9, 2023

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