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Some Last Retirement Tips from Henry “Bud” Hebeler: A Model and Inspiration for Retirement Planning

We are very sad to announce that Henry “Bud” Hebeler died on August 21, 2017 in Bellevue, Washington at the age of 84. Bud was a key NewRetirement advisor and contributor. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bud spent most of his working life at Boeing Aerospace Company where he became president of the…

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What Are the New Rules of Retirement? 10 Guidelines for Financial Security

Americans have changed a lot over the last 100 years – we live longer and have more active lives and our society and financial structures have evolved (and, in some cases perhaps, devolved).  However, many of our ideas about retirement and retirement planning come from previous generations. These ideas are ill-suited to today’s realities.  So,…

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How to Knock Out the “Will My Retirement Savings Last” Worries!
Give Your Retirement Plan the 1-2 Punch it Needs!

Believe me, you are not alone if you have nervously asked yourself, your spouse or even a financial advisor: “will my retirement savings last?”  Concerns about running out of money in retirement are almost universal — no matter how much money you have.  Afterall, there are many unknowable variables that can impact your retirement security…

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The Building Blocks of a Secure Retirement Plan — How Tall Does Your Tower Need to Be? Will it Topple?

Planning your future retirement is complicated.  Creating a secure retirement plan requires that you know what you want and then being able to put together what you have to achieve your goals.  While retirement planning is not child’s play, it might be easier if you think about the components of your plan as being a…

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Retirement Success Depends on Answers to Hypothetical Questions

The following on why it is important to be comfortable with the unknown comes to us from Mr. Henry K. “Bud” Hebeler.  Get more from Bud at Analyze Now. In a recent presidential press conference, Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s short-lived Communications Director, refused to answer some questions on the basis that the questions were hypothetical….

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Best Retirement Plans: Definitive Ranking of the 25 Best Ways to Spend Retirement

So, what are the best retirement plans? Well… there is no wrong way to spend retirement. Without the grind of a job, you typically have the freedom to allocate your time however you wish. However, these 25 ideas and lifestyles just might rise above the rest as the best ways to spend your retirement. The…

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5 Steps for Defining Your Retirement Drawdown Strategy

If you’re reading this, you’re likely someone who: saves money, has built up some assets and is starting to think about how to create a retirement drawdown strategy — a plan for how to turn your assets into income that will last for life.  (Nice work!) Having a sound retirement drawdown strategy and keeping to…

7 Creative Ways to Retire: Even Without Adequate Savings

If you think you haven’t saved enough for a truly secure retirement, think again.  The impossible could become possible with these 7 creative ways to retire. 1. Take a Mini Retirement or Gap Year If you are emotionally or psychologically ready for retirement, but your finances are not quite there, you might consider exploring taking…

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Where Are the Best Places to Be Retired? (The U.S. Currently Ranks 17th Worldwide)

So where are the best places to be retired? According to a new study, 2017 Global Retirement Index Report from Natixis Global Asset Management, the top 10 overall countries that rank highest overall are: Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The United States fell 3 places this year and…

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Don’t Worry Be Happy (and Retired)!
The Top 5 Retirement Worries and How to Alleviate these Stresses

At the risk of getting this song stuck in your head, do you remember “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin?  Hum along while you review this list of people’s biggest retirement worries and the ideas for how to reduce these stresses. The list of concerns comes from BlackRock’s Global Investor Pulse survey. Here’s a…