Retirement Lifestyle

Spend Now Or Spend Later? The Consequential Retirement Tradeoff

It’s an important decision with potentially major consequences: how much do you take out of your portfolio each year when you retire. Take out too much and you risk running out of money down the line; take out too little and you are foregoing a better retirement lifestyle and experiences. In today’s article, the author runs some hypothetical numbers illustrating… 

2 Stocks To Help You Retire Rich, Whatever Happens With Social Security

Noting the troubles ahead for Social Security, the author of today’s article warns “Don’t count on the government, your employer, or anyone else to pay for the lifestyle you want to enjoy in retirement. It’s truly up to you.” To help you in this endeavor, he proceeds to highlight two stocks that have been rewarding shareholders with massive gains –… 

A Comprehensive Look At Retirement Considerations For Couples

“Every aspect of life is affected by the decision to retire, including relationships, health and wellness, and of course finances,” notes the author of today’s article, who proceeds to provide an overview of what couples nearing retirement need to do in regards to each of those aspects of life, including budgeting, Social Security, drawing down of assets, health care (and… 

It’s Complicated: Considerations When Incorporating Employee Stock Options Into Your Retirement Plan

When it comes to amassing enough wealth to be able to fund the retirement lifestyle of your choosing, there are a number of potential sources to consider beyond a 401(k), including Social Security, pensions…and employee stock options. In regards to the latter, how can employee stock options be best incorporated into one’s overall retirement plan? Acknowledging that “the answer can… 

Doing This One Simple Thing Can Help Improve Your Retirement Preparedness And Confidence – But Less Than A Quarter Of Americans Have Done It

If there was one simple thing that you could do that could help you be better prepared financially for – and boost your confidence in your ability to maintain your desired lifestyle in – retirement, would you do it? Well, as today’s article highlights, there is such a thing – yet less than a quarter of Americans have done it.… 

Retiring Abroad: Cautions And Considerations

It may be a nice place to visit, but do you want to live there (in retirement)? Today’s article provides some cautions and considerations for those wishing to join the ranks of retirees living abroad from Dan Prescher, the senior editor for retirement lifestyle magazine International Living. How long does Prescher advise spending on the ground in your foreign retirement… 

Could Your Retirement Be One Long Cruise?

When contemplating where you will live in retirement, have you considered a cruise ship? Should you? Today’s article argues that “depending on their home city and income level, retirees may find living aboard a cruise ship makes financial sense when compared to other retirement living options, especially in expensive locales” and cites a study finding that “when considered over a…