Retirement

What Factors Impact Whether I’ll Retire Comfortably?

What Factors Impact Whether I’ll Retire Comfortably?

By in Investing, Make Money, Mind and Money, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Retirement, Saving | 5 comments

How to Retire Comfortably FF at Feeling Financial asks: What factors play the biggest role in whether or not I’ll retire comfortably? Is it the funds I pick, how much I save, or how often I rebalance?   Recently, when talking about budgeting with my Mom, she mentioned that she and my Dad never budgeted. That really surprised me. They were and still are very...

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Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement – What to Do First?

Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement – What to Do First?

By in Debt, Investing, Reader Question, Retirement | 2 comments

Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement-4 Factors to Consider Michael from Studentloansherpa.com asks: For people with existing debt, such as credit cards and student loans, is it best to pay off debt or save for retirement? I realize that the interest rate is obviously a big factor here, so at what debt interest rate does putting money towards retirement instead of...

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What to Do with My Retirement Account When I Leave My Job?

What to Do with My Retirement Account When I Leave My Job?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Retirement | 0 comments

Retirement Account Guidelines-Reader Question I received this retirement account question this week: I’d like to ask what should I consider (and what questions should I be asking others/myself) when deciding where to roll-over my 401(k)? Quick Profile: - 30 years old- Recently married; husband has full-time job, (but itching to leave).- I just left my...

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Risk Less and Prosper-Is Conventional Investing Wisdom Wrong?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Economics, Investing, Money Management, Retirement, Saving | 13 comments

Investing Strategy for Inflation and Asset Protection “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” Sam Ewing (Brainyquote.com) Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu authored the revolutionary Risk Less and Prosper book about life cycle investing. This book flips conventional investing...

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How to Boost Social Security 8% Per Year & 5 Retirement Tips

How to Boost Social Security 8% Per Year & 5 Retirement Tips

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How To Play Catch Up With Retirement Savings Late In The Game Guest contributor, Jon Dulin It’s well known that Americans are not great at saving for retirement. If life got ahead of saving for the future, these tips will get you on track for retirement. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,  the average savings of a 50 year old is just under $44,000 (as reported by...

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