More people than ever are working side gigs – and a major reason they report doing so is in order to grow their nest eggs. Today’s article acknowledges that side gigs “can offer…more opportunities to save for retirement and even help…make up for lost time” – that is, if approached correctly. What does one retirement savings expert say should be the first priority of those using side gigs to help save for retirement – and what are some other important considerations? CLICK HERE.
This retirement strategy is on the rise – and it also has a fancy name: geo-arbitrage. With geo-arbitrage, individuals accumulate retirement income in the U.S. and then relocate to locations around the globe with a lower cost of living. Noting that “it’s a big world, and every country poses unique opportunities and complications”, today’s article outlines “five practical questions” for individuals considering taking advantage of geo-arbitrage to ask themselves as they evaluate various locales. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to the top three reasons that retirement withdrawal strategies fail, the author of today’s article sees them as (1) sequence of return risk, (2) sequence of return risk and (3) sequence of return risk. How might sequence of return risk be a greater problem for retirement withdrawal strategies than even low average returns, how can you “get screwed twice” by sequence of return risk if you’re especially unlucky, and what are some ways to alleviate sequence of return risk? CLICK HERE.
How much of investment advisers’ annual returns is due to luck versus genuine ability? One attempt at measuring this, outlined in today’s article, concluded that 92% of advisers’ annual returns is due to luck! “This isn’t to say that ability plays no role in beating the market. But a healthy respect for the far larger role that luck plays is a key prerequisite for devising an appropriate retirement investment strategy,” advises the author – and he proceeds to outline some lessons that retirees can take from this finding. For more, CLICK HERE.
In today’s article, the author shares some of the investment-related issues that he sees being most commonly misunderstood by those in – or approaching – retirement. Which “all-time classic” retirement funding strategy does he state “unfortunately…has never really worked, at least over any substantial period of time”? Why does he argue that dividends are not income, even if they feel like income? For more on these common misconceptions – and others – CLICK HERE.
Today’s article describes it as “The single most important retirement strategy” – and how much of an impact it can have on your standard of living in retirement may well surprise you. That strategy, according to a new study? Working a little bit longer – maybe even just an extra few months. For more on the surprisingly large impact working a little longer can have, why this is the case – and what it says about the importance of focusing on what matters most when it comes to retirement planning – CLICK HERE.
Americans on the whole are not contributing enough to their 401(k)s to fund retirements that will not require a reduction in their standard of living. As such, the author of today’s article looks at “how you can meaningfully begin saving more today for your retirement”. For his insights – including what he identifies as “the simplest and most effective way to significantly increase the amount you save” and some strategies for gig workers – CLICK HERE.
Americans on the whole are underprepared for retirement. This is especially true for women over 50, with today’s article noting that “they fall way behind men when it comes to retirement preparedness.” While there are multiples reasons for this reality (including an acceleration in the divorce rate for this group), what can women do to prevent against the prospect of financial destitution in retirement? The author outlines a number of suggestions in that regard. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to withholding taxes in retirement, the author of today’s article advises that you want to withhold just the right amount: over-withhold and you miss out on earned interest; under-withhold and you risk getting hit with a penalty tax by the IRS. However, despite the importance of getting your withholding as close as possible to your actual tax liability, the author notes that “Many upcoming retirees aren’t quite sure how taxes in retirement are calculated.” As such, they outline some sample calculations showing how to calculate your tax withholding in retirement. CLICK HERE.
“Basically, retirees, whether they and their advisors realize it or not, are staring four problems squarely in the face: historically high stock valuations, low bond yields, increased longevity, and increasingly expensive health care,” states the author of today’s article in regards to the four problems that one financial advisor is calling “the four horsemen of the retirement apocalypse.” He proceeds to delve into each of these four issues – and identifies some possible strategies for countering them. For more, CLICK HERE.