If 2014 was the year the youngest boomers turned 50, then 2015 will be the year for us to look ahead at the inevitable economic and cultural shifts that will kick the concept of "retirement" very far down (if not completely off) the road.
This year has been full of contradictions for Americans saving for retirement. With a nod to Betty's question and to the bearded guy up north, I have compiled my own naughty and nice list for 2014.
You've heard a lot of information about retirement planning basics: contribute regularly to tax-advantaged accounts like your 401(k) or IRA, choose the right mix of assets for your age and risk tolerance, and rebalance regularly. But you still can't help but wonder if you're missing something crucial.
Due to the upsurge in numbers of working women that began in the 1970s, waves of women are now experiencing their own retirement directly, rather than indirectly through their husbands.
Going from a predictable salary to a variable one common to the self-employed can be scary and a bit overwhelming. But you can make the idea more comfortable (for you or your significant other) by doing some of the above.
After deciding when and how to retire, deciding where to retire is the next step. Careful consideration of possible activities, weather, taxes, cost of living and proximity to family and friends is undertaken.
Whatever your financial situation, a new year may present the perfect opportunity to improve it. If you're like many Americans, a workplace 401(k) is probably your largest or only source of retirement income -- so that's a great place to start.
The government's cost-of-living adjustments will allow you to save more for retirement in 2015, but don't wait until then to evaluate your goals to set -- or reset -- your retirement planning going forward.
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Here are the top 20 small and top 20 large cities in the U.S. that are set up best to successfully support an aging boomer population.
Continuing to work past age 65 might initially appear to be a no-brainer, but it's important to know all the facts and how these will impact your individual situation before you make this important decision.
Many of us in the boomer generation are emerging from decades in corporate jobs where the new world of social media may have only been tangential to our work. We are looking at reinventing ourselves with encore careers, and we will need social media skills to get those jobs.
When the Senate approved the omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down, it also delivered a blow to some retirees who collect pensions. In a little-discussed provision of the bill, certain multi-employer pension plans were given the go-ahead to reduce pension checks to current recipients by up to 60 percent. Didn't see that coming, did you?
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 hope that my children will pass on our family values to my grandchildren who hopefully will pass it on to my great-grandchildren. I don't expect my great-grandchildren to remember my name. I do hope they understand the value of being an entrepreneur and living by our family values.