The old three-legged stool for retirement consisted of a pension, Social Security and personal savings. However, with pensions now largely obsolete and the future of Social Security in question, the author of today’s article outlines “the new three-legged retirement stool”, which he sees as consisting of personal pre-tax savings, personal after-tax savings, and income from personal hustle. For more on the new three-legged retirement stool – and how to build one that is solid – CLICK HERE.
While social security benefits, employer pensions and personal savings are the three traditional streams of retirement income, the author of today’s article points out that “there are…other potential sources of retirement income that are not mentioned often enough” – and he proceeds to outline three such nontraditional sources. For a discussion of these unconventional income sources and why they may be worth taking into account when planning for retirement, CLICK HERE.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office details the serious retirement challenges that Americans are facing, and – in an effort to ward off (or at least mitigate the damage from) an impending retirement crisis in the country, is urging lawmakers in Congress to form an independent commission to study – and come up with solutions to – these challenges. From Social Security, to workplace retirement plans, to personal savings, what issues is the GAO sounding the alarm over? CLICK HERE.