Two-Thirds of Americans Are in for a Huge Financial Shock in Retirement

My Comments: My time these days is spent promoting my book, The Dynamics of Retirement, and the complementary online course I created. I consider myself semi-retired. If you're interested, there's an image of the book just to the right on this page. People often fail to realize retirement turns out to be a 25-30 trek …

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21% of Americans Risk Financial Struggles in Retirement for This Reason

My Comments: Yeah, I know. Retirement is far down the road and it's conceptually difficult to imagine yourself ever getting there. But unless you die first, you will get there. And when you do, you're still looking at another 25+ years of life with bills to pay. How will you handle that if you're broke? …

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“I blame myself”: Retirement remains out of reach for millions of Americans

My Comments: These words are self-serving. If that bothers you, stop reading. I've spent much of the past 4 years writing a book and creating an online course to help people come to terms with the idea that once you retire, you're looking at another 25 plus years with an uncertain financial future. People have …

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Deciding When to Claim Monthly Social Security Retirement Benefits

This assumes you've been paying into the Social Security system for a while and will have a minimum of 40 credits in your name. Without 40 credits, you won't get any monthly retirement income. One credit per calendar quarter; 40 credits equals 10 years. If you're still reading this, and will have a minimum of …

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Retirement and Fiduciary Standards

There's long been controversy about these two terms and how they should be applied. For millions of us already retired and for those of us with an expectation of eventual retirement, a basic understanding of their relationship might mean the difference between financial success and failure as the years pass. My objective with this post …

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Companies are racing to dump their pension plans

My Comments: This may have been written almost a year ago but it's even more relevant today. Last Tuesday I posted that I was cutting back to two posts a week, down from the five days a week routine I've been following since 2011. My new focus will be posts about 'retirement' issues. It's a …

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These 4 Industries Are Going to Die

My Comments: I tell friends and clients I re-connect with that I'm staying home as much as possible in an attempt to remain safe while at the same time going bonkers for the same reason. I'll bet you are too. As a former financial planner and investment advisor, when I see headlines like this one …

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The Missing Ingredient in Most Retirement Plans

My Comments: The author of this article makes an analogy between cooking and retirement. Miss a critical ingredient and it fails to work as expected. As we sit here with our brains in a knot attempting to find some rational return to normalcy, his comments to some degree conform to what I'm spending time with …

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Spending Money in Retirement

We don't usually associate retirement with spending money but there's a very strong relationship between the two. While there are other reasons, the primary reason for retirement is not wanting to work any more. Which begs the question, how are you going to pay for it. In today's America, apart from the current pandemic with …

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How Living Longer Will Impact Your Retirement

My Comments: My posts last week focused on the stock market and my belief we're not yet near the bottom of the current cycle. This week, my attempts will focus on retirement issues. If you're 39 or older, you should find something of value here. I make no apology for promoting my recently published book …

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