What Kind of World Will Our Grandchildren Be Tasked With Running?

I was recently asked a question by a friend whose grandchildren’s ages are similar to mine. He asked me to name two things they might encounter in the world after he and I were long gone. What two things would make it hard for them to live the lives we hope for them. To which …

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Insights About Your Retirement Savings

A sub-title for this blog post might be: Mutual Funds? Annuities? ETFs? Or what? My not so clever answer is “It depends…”. To which you will ask “on what?”. Here’s a list to start with: What types of investments have you been successful with? What is your level of fear that you’ll run out of …

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Why Traditional Retirement Advice Could Leave You Broke

My Comments: I’ve now posted almost 1900 blog posts on this site since I started in 2011. Everyone of them, until now, has required you to read a sometimes lengthy article on some topic. This one is a video that impressed me with it’s relevance. I think it’s worth another 7 minutes of your day. …

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Retirement living: 28% of seniors say it’s worse than expected

My Comments: Let me disclose upfront that some of my income today results from people signing up and taking courses from Successful Retirement Secrets, an online school I created to help people retire. The message from this post by Katie Brockman (some 18 months ago) is that most of those who say they are unhappy …

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Millions Of Americans Are Leaving Social Security Spousal Benefits On The Table

My Comments: Facing retirement without enough money is a frightening prospect. And leaving money on the table that you can claim doesn’t make much sense. These words from Laurance Kotlikoff might apply to you if you’re between ages 64.9 and 68. by Laurence Kotlikoff \ October 15, 2018 Summary • The 2015 Social Security amendments …

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One of the Oldest Rules for Retirement Saving Is Wrong, Experts Say. Here’s the Fix

My Comments: It’s Thursday when I post about RETIREMENT. You’ve heard me say time and again that retirement planning needs to assume one of you (if you have a spouse) is going to be around until age 100. And in every one of those years between now and then, everything you buy will increase in …

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When Is The Next U.S. Recession And Bear Market?

My Monday Comments: All my clients, at least those who haven’t left me for greener pastures, are all concerned about the future of their money. Like me, most of them are going to need their money to pay bills as their years unfold. Losing a big percentage in a market crash makes us nervous. In …

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