A recent report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) sheds light on how badly lower income workers fare under the new defined contribution (DC) system compared with the defined benefit (DB) plans of old.
Residency and citizenship are not the same thing. This is one of the most common causes of confusion we've found among future expats.
After 20 years in the nonprofit industry, five years as a private business owner and 16 years as a public school educator, my time to transition from a human-doing to a human-being has finally arrived.
You may be thinking, "I would never use money to keep score. How silly." But before you start patting yourself on the back for your good sense, ask yourself the following questions.
A writer's life cut short -- Keats, Marlowe, the Brontës -- haunts literary history, and the writer's fear of dying prematurely, before fulfilling his potential, once made for some of the West's finest writing. How fittingly modern, then, that writers nowadays could, in effect, live too long.
When I was younger, guys with cute dogs, hot cars and buff bodies were the ones with all the women. Today, average-looking men over 40 (without hot cars) need only say they're pained from a bad relationship, and it's as if a magic spell has been cast -- women come out of the woodwork.
More than once I thought, This scene would be perfect for a Norman Rockwell print. I felt like I had gone back in time to a rural American experience, where life was simpler and perhaps more innocent.
Why is taking money early from your retirement plan not ideal? First, Americans are already not saving enough for their retirements. In fact, the new National Institute on Retirement Security Retirement Savings Crisis study shows the dire state of most Americans retirement savings.
Enjoying retirement is part of the American dream. In preparation for this milestone, many imagine the activities they will do, whether or not they will relocate and what exciting trips they might take. You may feel ready for retirement emotionally, but are you truly prepared financially?
This summer, without a Roth novel to confront for the very first time, I have returned repeatedly to his collaboration with Christopher Sykes: Web of Stories, a series of interviews in which Mr. Roth talks about his childhood, his influences, the ideas for his novels, and his life as a writer.
I couldn't be 100% certain, but I think my mother was in tears when I called to tell her that we were moving to Costa Rica. Most of our friends didn't believe us when we told them. Others just couldn't understand why anyone would want to live outside the United States.
There are many ways to make a living overseas. You can start your own business, buy an existing business, become a real estate investor, do online trading, teach yoga, pet sit... the sky is the limit. And where there's a will, there's a way. We've done it, and you can do it, too...
The trick is not to just downsize our homes but our expectations as well. And there's no better time to start practicing going simpler than now. Take a staycation, line up a home swap, tell your friends that from now on, dinners at your place will be potlucks.
I think where you end up is less important than the intention to end up somewhere. So if you have an old, overseas dream sitting on a shelf, dust it off... You never know where it'll take you.
Discover what it is in you that is calling out to be heard. Read books, watch movies, take walks and talk with those you love. Explore other aspects of yourself. Yes, a singer is an artist, but higher still, you are the creator of a far greater work -- your life.
If you travel all the way to Katmandu, why are you so overjoyed about meeting Bob and Wendy Whomeverthef*ck from Jerkwater, Ohio?