You see them every year, returning in the fall with their tans and highlights. They're the retirees who move to Florida for half the year. And, then there are those friends who packed up and moved to the locale of their dreams the moment they both retired. If you're nearing retirement, you might be contemplating joining them. Here's what to think about before you make the move to retire. Should you move when you retire? What Will Moving Cost You? Being retired doesn't mean you can suddenly make frivolous financial decisions. If anything, … [Read more...] about Should You Move When You Retire?
Maybe it’s because this generation makes less money than previous generations did, or maybe it’s because Gen Y burns through cash without saving much of it. But either way, millennials are not prepared long-term. This generation is pushing back the big financial decisions in life like buying a home and establishing a viable retirement plan. A new survey from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) reveals that 15 percent of millennials have less than $25,000 saved. One-in-three millennials say they set aside no money for retirement … [Read more...] about New Survey Shows Millennials Have Little Savings for Retirement
Your retirement account is most likely the most important investment account you’ll ever have. The reality is that we work incredibly hard to retire; spending the vast majority of our lives working and saving so that we can enjoy our golden years. However, in times of geopolitical risk, unrest, and war, several people lose everything they’ve worked for; forcing them to work long into their retirement years. The threat that geopolitical risk and unrest is becoming to retirement investments and how converting your 401k retirement plan and … [Read more...] about Is Geopolitical Risk A Danger To Your Retirement?
Is our idea of retirement outdated? Is it absurd to have an arbitrary age, a mark on the wall, for retirement? Mitch Anthony makes the case that the retirement of our parents isn’t, and shouldn’t, be our ideal of retirement in the latest edition of his book, “The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams...at Any Age You Want”. Age is just a number. Do you love what you do for a living? Why end your career simply because you hit 62 or 67 years-old? Why not keep working if you love it? Why not test out mini-retirements … [Read more...] about The New Retirementality by Mitch Anthony – Your Retirement Is All Wrong!
The current financial climate has brought plenty of uncertainty with it for workers young and old. As incomes are being squeezed by high inflation rates and reluctance on the part of some bosses to raise wages in line with inflation, saving for retirement and the future might not seem like an option for many workers; especially those who are still saddled with student debts. However, as a survey conducted by the National Association for Pension Funds revealed, younger workers who might be a long way from paying off debts accumulated while at … [Read more...] about Why Are Younger Workers More Interested In Saving For Retirement?
Are you saving enough for retirement? How much is enough? Is there really such a thing as saving enough for retirement? While there are a few rules of thumb that you can look at to find out how much money you need to save in your 401k for retirement, the sad fact of the matter is that we are simply not saving enough for retirement. Click here to learn more about Motif Investing We Are Not Saving Enough For Retirement Earlier this month, Fidelity Investments released its quarterly analysis of the 401k retirement plans that it manages. The … [Read more...] about
How many retirement accounts do you and your spouse have? Do you both have Roth IRAs and 401k retirement plans at work? You may find out after closer inspection that your separate plans do not mesh well with each other. In fact, you may find yourself poorly diversified with a lot of fund overlap if you are not too careful. You may want to add several checks to your annual investing portfolio rebalancing this year to synchronize your entire family’s retirement plans. Here are some things to consider. Look At Your Family As A Whole One of … [Read more...] about Are Your Family’s Retirement Plans Fighting Each Other?
This question has plagued financial planners for years. Should you pay off debt, or should they start a retirement account first? This assumes that the same amount of money is involved in each transaction. We will use $5,000 for our examples. Below we will take a look at the pros and cons of each option, and give our opinion. Paying Off Debt First Paying off debt is a great way to use a lump sum of money. Being in debt can be burdensome to the individual in debt, and feeling like you are never going to get out can be awful. If you do not have a … [Read more...] about Which Is First: Paying Off Your Debt or Investing for Retirement?
If you are in a financial bind, seeing the money sitting in your 401k retirement account can be tempting. It is a tempting source that you may consider tapping in order to help alleviate some of your financial problems. However, your 401k retirement plan is there to be your safety net in retirement. Your 401k is not designed to be your emergency fund now. It may seem like it is not a big deal because you are essentially borrowing the money from yourself with interest, but it does not really work that way. There are dangers of 401k loans. … [Read more...] about
We all make mistakes with our finances. I’m not talking about making hard decisions and choosing which bills to pay and which to leave for another month. These are simple financial choices and the biggest money mistakes American workers are making with their paychecks. The economy is still struggling, and far too many employees are turning away free money and lending other money from their hard earned paychecks to the government free of charge. Three Biggest Money Mistakes... 1. Not Capturing Their Employer Match According … [Read more...] about 3 Biggest Money Mistakes American Workers Are Making