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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Secrets Of A Successful Retiree: From A Retirement Professional

My Comments: Retirement is an increasingly critical topic as more and more of us are closing in on it or are already in transition. The questions are legion: Are we ready for it? Will we have enough money? How safe are our investments? How will we pay our likely medical bills? Will Social Security be …

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Retiring in a down market can mean 2/3 less money for rest of your life…

My Comments: I’ve written about the risks of being alive. Not having enough money in retirement is one of them. This article, featuring comments by Jana Greer, CEO of American International Group, a multinational finance and insurance corporation, can be interpreted as a sales pitch that you may or may not respond to. For me, …

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1 in 3 Retirees Would Rather Live Elsewhere

My Comments: I had no idea so many of us didn’t plan ahead in terms of where to live. You'll find this issue addressed as one of the 8 primary questions that appear in Successful Retirement Secrets, my online retirement planning school. What follows is a helpful list of criteria as you think about your …

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The Most Overlooked Issue In Retirement Planning

My Comments: I’ve written life insurance policies on men, women and sometimes children for over 40 years. In almost every instance, objectivity was hard to come by. The idea of death is difficult to talk about, especially when it’s about your death, or those you love. As I’ve aged and come to terms with my …

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The Risks Associated With Being Alive

by Tony Kendzior \ December 14, 2018 Being alive virtually anywhere on the planet in the 21st century carries with it certain risks. How you deal with those risks largely determines your sense of well being as you navigate the ups and downs of everyday life. Risks are all around us. Some are inconsequential and …

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‘Rolling Bear Market’ Will Paralyze Stocks for Years: Morgan Stanley

My Comments: It became accepted wisdom that a properly diversified stock portfolio can indefinitely absorb an annual 4% withdrawal rate to satisfy a need for retirement income. That assumption is now disappearing. There is growing sentiment that over the next decade, if not longer, a 4% withdrawal rate will lead to the exhaustion of your …

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