Will I Have Enough Money To Live On?

Can I Maintain My Lifestyle? Not having a plan in place could leave you short of money to live on.   When I lost my job with Continental Airlines after 9/11, I did not know what to do.  I worked in international reservations from 1986.  In a fog, I did as I was told by family.  […]

3 Steps to Secure a Rich Retirement

3 Steps to Secure a Rich Retirement Pay yourself first by setting aside savings and having a plan for the long term. By PAMELA YELLEN   By now it’s clear that business owners and other professionals who work for themselves need to take charge of planning and saving for their own retirement. Most small-business owners can’t […]

Healthy? You’ll Spend More on Health Care in Retirement

Interesting way of looking at health care costs.  I can help you save for this!  Pat A retiree in good health can be expected to live longer than a smoker or someone with diabetes The healthier you are, the more money you need to save for health care in retirement. That’s the counterintuitive finding of […]

401(K) Plans: Greater Protections Needed for Forced Transfers and Inactive Accounts

What GAO Found GAO-15-73: Published: Nov 21, 2014. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2014. When a participant has saved less than $5,000 in a 401(k) plan and changes jobs without indicating what should be done with the money, the plan can transfer the account savings—a forced transfer—into an individual retirement account (IRA). Savings in these IRAs […]

Be Ready for that Unexpected Early Retirement: 8 tips

By Rodney Brooks, USA TODAY 7:44 p.m. EDT September 24, 2014 Unexpected retirement can be a lot easier if you plan for the unexpected, financial advisers say. That retirement you’re looking forward to in five years: Be prepared for it sooner than you expect. Numerous surveys have shown that people think that they are going […]

3 Little Mistakes That Can Sink Your Retirement

Interesting article about retirement  Walter Updegrave @realdealretire Oct. 15, 2014 Cultura RM/Korbey—Getty Images/Collection Mix Big mistakes are easy to catch, but even a small miscalculation may jeopardize your retirement portfolio. Here are three common missteps to avoid. We think it’s the big mistakes that cost us in retirement, like hiring an unscrupulous adviser or funneling savings […]

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