Retirement is becoming real for pre-retirees, and many are concerned about whether they are really "retirement ready". No matter the source - holidays, retirement, work or family - stress can take a heavy toll on your health, mental state and wallet.
Many people step up to act as their parents' (or other loved ones') financial guardians without thinking through the ramifications -- in particular, the serious commitment of time and effort required to manage the finances of a second household.
No matter what you read, no matter what you hear, no matter what you see on TV or YouTube, if you're making a decision as big as moving or retiring abroad, you HAVE to get your boots on the ground in the places you're most interested in and experience them for yourself.
Winter is coming. That's both a fact of the current season, and a catch phrase from the Game of Thrones television series. Game of Thrones is set in ...
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.
Job seekers are not powerless victims of an economy that has volatile fits and starts. The reality is that strategic, optimistic and tenacious full-time job seekers do find jobs. The more lackadaisical, defeated, angry, once-in-a-while job seekers do not.
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.
Midlife women are doing it again. As we did in our 20s, we are questioning fundamentals, challenging the status quo, being stubbornly bohemian and embracing the unconventional. Boomers are tenaciously breaking down stereotypes about aging and redefining life after 60. However, this raises an important question.
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.
With more U.S. and Canadian citizens moving overseas to retire and retry their lives, it was probably inevitable that we'd hear more complaints from expats about... expats.
When it comes to celebrating, the U.S. and Canada are absolutely sedate as compared to Latin America (and most of the rest of the developing world, for that matter). People may not have 'things' like we do, but they know how to throw a party!
Imagine if you started discussing your long-term financial goals about the same time you were planning your nuptials. Perhaps if you spent less time thinking, "band or DJ," and more time thinking about investing, your life together could be vastly improved.
Every sport has its own character. Football is often punctuated by violence. Basketball is highlighted by feats of jaw-dropping athleticism. In baseball, the phrase that comes up often is "grind it out." That's why baseball is the sport most like retirement saving.
After almost 3 weeks in Florence (Firenze), Italy, on my year of exploration, I am wondering - How did I get here and what in the world am I doing??? ...
Inside your workplace retirement plan, you may find several "treats" designed to help you meet your savings goals. But watch out. There may be a few "tricks" to avoid so you're not haunted in retirement.
Since easing out of my position as Executive Director of a nonprofit organization, I have been extremely reluctant to apply the term 'retirement' to my new life status. I am one of those people who found the end of my full-time work life rushing toward me, rather than me rushing to embrace it.