Seventeen years living overseas, first in Ireland, then France, now Panama, have taught me... 1. Patience ... the kind of patience you learn doing time.
In 2015 one of my primary wishes is that all of us will concentrate on treating other people with respect. I have just scratched the surface; I encourage you to give this entire matter some very deep consideration.
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 have been surprised to learn how common insomnia is among retirees. Forget all the advice suggesting that when you retire, you can sleep more (or longer.... or later). The practical reality is a large percentage of retirees experience insomnia or sleep difficulties.
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...
Many boomers are facing uncertain careers as we transition into 2015. We grew up believing in a fading myth: that if we got a good Education, and diligently pursued our Career, that we would be rewarded for our dedication with a sustaining pension for our Retirement.
It's not just basic finance, it's common sense: A large pool of money invested by professionals will yield far greater returns than small, separate accounts managed by individuals with no professional training in finance.
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.
Robots HRP-4C & HRP-2 strut across the "Robofes 2009" stage and into the future It's the year of the upgrade for me. And it has been a somewhat rude...