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Millennials and Money

Fidelity Investments recently completed a study on the money habits of Millennials (ages 25-35 in the study) and found some facts that make it clear this group of adults is very different from their older cohorts. For example: On average, Millennials have a higher amount saved to cover an emergency ... Read More

Bogle Says Retirement Crisis Has Three Parts

John Bogle, the crusty former Chair of The Vanguard Group, recently spoke out about the retirement crisis in America. According to Bogle, there are three aspects to this crisis: Social Security insolvency Woefully underfunded corporate and government pensions Ridiculously high costs of most 401(k) plan investment options. Bogle didn’t list ... Read More

Best & Worst States for Retirees

WalletHub came out with their best and worst places to retire. We see these lists from different sources from time to time and they all use different criteria. But it gives you something to think about. WalletHub used 24 criteria and weighted them from least to most important. Affordability is ... Read More

10 Harsh Retirement Realities

If you’re getting close to retirement, there are some harsh financial realities you need to know about and have a plan to address: Down investment markets, especially early in your retirement Rising health care costs Inflation will eat away at your buying power Confusing Social Security options Navigating the multi-part ... Read More

October Is Retirement Readiness Month

The third week of October is officially National Save for Retirement Week so we un-officially expand this month to Retirement Readiness month. Thus, to start out the month, here are some not so fun facts about workers’ readiness to retire. Did you know that among working Americans: 2/3 report they ... Read More

“When Can I Retire?”

This is a question we frequently receive. The short answer is, “Whenever you want.” Retirement, like many things in life, is a choice. True, there are probably tradeoffs that you might not like if you want to retire today, however, what most people mean when they ask this question is, ... Read More