How are we Americans collectively feeling about our retirement prospects? Survey says (and most financial advisors would concur), not so great.
Warren Ogden couldn't afford to set up his ideal business in the U.S. Yoga and fitness had been part of his life for years. He had studied it at Duke University in North Carolina -- and later in India, at the Agama Yoga centers in Rishikesh and Dharamshala. He completed his yoga teacher training at the Holistic Yoga School in Boulder, Colorado. So he decided to open it somewhere else.
While we can't control how long we live, which conditions we may develop or exactly what our healthcare will cost, there are some steps women can take to reduce this worry.
Isabelle and Robert Shahverdians lived and breathed stress and chaos in Los Angeles. Their lives were filled with long work days and long commutes, all to pay for life in the fast lane.
Most of us say that we want a successful retirement. Unfortunately, too many of us don't think things through, and could end up unprepared for retirement. It's remarkably easy to wreck your retirement years.
New to town, eager to meet people and explore new activities in my post-retirement era, I searched the local newspaper for clues to previously unexplored terrain.
The holiday season is the perfect time to let your loved ones know how deeply you care about them by exploring and discussing everyone's life priorities for the years ahead -- including your retirement.
You may have already begun to notice in your own life that the hopes and dreams of today's pre-retirees and retirees are increasingly complicated by three converging family-related trends.
His mission is to not only to expose the true nature of how the industry operates, but also to share the message of capitalism and the truth about central economic planning which he believes is the root cause of so many people's retirement planning challenges.
Unfortunately, the Department of Labor's version of transparency is to create a mountain of additional paperwork that nobody understands but the bureaucrats responsible for creating it.
Taking the time to give your 401(k) an annual check-up now, while benefits are top-of-mind, can help put you on course for a healthier retirement.
You already know that it's very important to have a financial plan. But if you can't stand the thought of working with numbers you might be reluctant to put your strategy together. That's a quandary you don't want to be stuck in. The good news is that the solution is far simpler than you imagine.
When Jack Stewart graduated from culinary school in Toronto, he didn't anticipate living his dream life in the colonial city of León, Nicaragua.
You won't find the huge resorts of other Caribbean destinations in Bocas del Toro, Panama... just an easygoing, water-lover's paradise, where snorkeling, island-hopping, and beach-combing are the order of the day. This is the Caribbean as it should be -- clean, white-sand beaches; the freshest fruits and seafood; colorful wildlife; and smiling, laid-back locals.
When it comes to retiring young and retiring overseas, you can't really expect a little help from your friends. Declare that you intend to retire young and/or move abroad, and your existing world will oppose you.
Have you heard about folks who hike the Appalachian Trail for 2,200 miles, end to end? Imagine if 61% of them ventured forth with no compass, no idea how long the trip would take, how much food they'd need and a single pair of sneakers