How Much Savings Is Enough?

Nov 18, 2019 by

Retirement planning is challenging for a simple reason: we can’t predict the future. Future inflation and the return you get on your savings will make a huge difference in how long your nest egg lasts.

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Why the 4% Rule Fails

Oct 14, 2019 by

Want to go back to work in your 70s or 80s? Here’s how following the 4% rule can easily lead to retirement financial disaster.

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What’s an Investment?

Sep 16, 2019 by

Do you feel a nagging unease because you know little or nothing about investments? No worries—you have a lot of company. Here’s a starting point for beginning to learn more.

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Forget About Retirement

Aug 4, 2019 by

I vote for retiring the word “retirement,” as it’s traditionally been used: The period of time beginning with leaving paid employment and ending with death.

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SEP or Roth IRA?

May 27, 2019 by

Are you self-employed (a freelancer)? Then you may be able to build a retirement fund far faster contributing to a SEP IRA instead of to a Roth IRA.

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How to Tap IRAs Early

May 20, 2019 by

You’re years from that magical age 59-1/2 when the IRS would stop penalizing you 10% for an early withdrawal, but you’re itching to get at your IRA nest egg. There’s an option you may not know about: Substantially Equal Periodic Payments.

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It’s Not About the Latte

Mar 30, 2019 by

Do these 5 crucial steps to build your nest egg and drink all the lattes you want.

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Should Humans Buy & Hold?

Feb 25, 2019 by

Can an investment strategy work in practice that requires regular decision-making and market assessments from an inescapably emotion-laden human with his or her own money at stake?

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Net Worth: How Are You Doing?

Dec 18, 2018 by

If you’re visiting this site, you’re probably focused on making better money choices, paying off debt, and saving more. But how do you know where you stand? Are you ahead or behind Americans your age?

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Dividend Portfolio Update

Nov 7, 2017 by

I’ve built a portfolio of relatively low-risk, high-dividend stocks that now generates enough cash to cover roughly one-third of our living expenses. That feels good.

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