As I always remind people, the younger you are when you start saving for retirement, the better. Start in your 20s and you should be fine by putting just 10 percent of your annual salary away every year until retirement. That sounds easy enough. But how do you get young people who are having trouble making ends meet to even think about saving for the future?
Today with cell phones, texting, Skype and the relative ease of air travel (OK, I know the security lines are awful but I'm referring to all the flight options), living in different parts of the country than your grandchildren can work. But, if you want a few extra visits, you might want to consider being near certain locations as a bit of a draw.
What would happen to you right now if you were unemployable for the next 30 years? It would be a disaster for many, if not most people. Some would be forced to take dramatic measures to stay fed, clothed, warm and safe.
You can retire on social security and live a nice life. What? I thought that was impossible? Yes, it really can be done. I'm not advocating that you do this but the reality is that many people are facing this scenario.
Whether they knew it or not, their lives had a purpose. With so many options available, life after 60 feels entirely different. When our purpose is no longer defined by the roles we used to play, how do we find meaning in life after 60?
Fear and greed are often said to be the emotional extremes that investors swing between. It can be rightly said that greed had a great deal to do with the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.
If the men in Congress love their mothers, then strengthening Social Security should be high on their to-do list, especially this time of year.
To the parents of this year's graduating class of 2014: Graduation is such an exciting moment. It's a proud moment. It's also the moment we realize ...
Right now, you've got decades of life ahead of you. Ask yourself, what do you want those decades to look like?
When we think about mid-life career changes, I'm sure many of us have daydreamed about pursuing something that was lucrative, stimulating, and did some good in the process. If that dream isn't good enough, how about adding something that totally supports our health and fitness -- AND we can partner with our spouse?
A properly drafted trust can offer all of the advantages (and more) of a life estate without the negatives.
If you've read some of the articles we've written about retiring overseas, you know that we wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time as possible in a particular destination to be sure it suits you. You may find your ideal spot... or you may not. And that's okay, too.
Nearly all the commercials I see on television seem directed at my demographic, the graying baby-boomers. I see ads for motorized scooters, miracle canes, adult diapers, constipation cures. Have you heard about the aging Deadhead who needed a Clapper to light his Lava Lamp?
After more than a dozen years living abroad, the U.S. seems pretty exotic to us now. And we aren't kidding.
Today, I am exceedingly grateful that because of my career success, I can refine my personal definition of what success now looks like. My accomplishments have led me to this place, and I can forge a new path and write a new success story for myself.
Most people visiting Costa Rica fly into the capital, San José, site of the main international airport, but head out as soon as possible for Pacific or Caribbean coast beaches. And the majority of expats live on the coast or in more rural areas of the Central Valley.