Retirement is a transition that's generally filled with mixed emotions. You may feel like you've finally reached your professional stride and still have many productive years left, but the human resources department is suggesting you take a "less-demanding" position based on the results of your annual physical and length of time with the company.
No one knows what's coming 10, 15 or 30 years down the road, and hope is not a sound investing strategy. By setting up a retirement plan now, you are taking responsibility for your own future.
It's that time of year when we assess the old and look forward to the new. And if your plans for the New Year include finally getting serious about living a happier, healthier, more affordable life overseas, we have five important steps you can take in 2015 to position yourself for success.
In thinking deeper about this subject, I figured it was time to analyze whether or not I was genuinely organized and, if not, how could I get to the right level of orderly arrangement in my life. Where do we start?
It's time for our government to respond to Mario Cuomo's incisive critiques of an American elite that leaves the poor, young, elderly and Americans of color on the darker and dingier side of the shining city on the hill.
With spiraling costs compelling more and more North Americans to retire overseas, retiring abroad has never been more attractive. But finding the right location among the myriad options available can be daunting. That's what International Living's annual retirement index does.
I wrote quite a few articles this past year. Today I wanted to provide a list of my favorite posts of 2014. All of these are from my blog, The Diligen...
In the present-day U.S., as in 19th-century Europe, a family bank can preserve wealth, provide family members with independent access to capital, and more -- it can substantially lessen the taxes that wealthy families pay on occasions of inter-generational wealth transfer.
So many look at some aspect of the impact of reduced income. Whether it's how to cut expenses, start saving, downsizing or relocating here or overseas -- the list is virtually endless. I find the most depressing ones include a figure "you need to retire on."
Once you are happily living overseas, take it from us, you tend to find more and more reasons to stay overseas. Here are five of the best.
I began wrestling with the idea of retirement in my late 50s. Sure, I was looking forward to the freedom it would provide but with my kids grown and no job to go to I was worried about becoming isolated. Plus, how would I find meaning in the empty hours?
You know how dogs do that stiff-legged resistance thing when you try to drag them through the door to see the vet? Well, older workers are apparently doing the same when it comes to retirement. They are digging in and not budging, much to the chagrin of companies that would like to be rid of them and their higher salaries.
In many countries you'll find excellent health care, with doctors and other practitioners who have studied at the world's best medical schools and hospitals.
The one thing I know for sure is that retirement isn't for me. Old age isn't for me. Being an old lady isn't for me. Because unless my life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.
GOBankingRates caught up with retirement expert Chris Hogan backstage at Dave Ramsey's Smart Conference to ask him a few questions about saving for retirement. Chris dispelled a myth many of have about retirement. Check out the video below:
If you want to grab the attention of the millennial generation, you need to personalize and tighten-up your communications approach -- which frankly, is how we should have been doing it all along.