Successful Retirement

Retirement In The 2010s : “A Tale Of Two Very Different Realities”

The good news? Over the past decade, the outset of which coincided with the beginning of the recovery from the Great Recession, Americans’ odds of a successful retirement have improved significantly. The bad news? This applies almost exclusively to affluent Americans, whereas most Americans’ retirement prospects are no better than they were at the beginning of the decade – or… 

The “Big Picture” Financial Realities That Retirees Must Face

While there seems to be a constant stream of news and market developments (and presidential tweets) that those nearing retirement need to keep up with today, the author of today’s article asserts that “to be successful in retirement today requires a much more holistic view of what you are facing and what the investment realities are” – and he proceeds… 

Navigating The Critical Final 12 Months Before Retirement “Kickoff”

The ultimate success of your retirement plan may depend to a significant degree on moves made – or not made – during the final 12 months before your actual retirement date. Today’s article outlines a number of considerations, as identified by financial experts, for this critical period – considerations pertaining to investments, debts and homes, expenses, taxes and lifestyle. For… 

The Creative (And Radical?) Solution To The Retirement Crisis

The author of today’s article notes that the “standard prescription” for most retirees these days is “a combination of working longer, living on less, and reducing expectations for their retirement dreams.” But for those who either cannot – or refuse to – comply with that dreary prescription, there is a more creative retirement solution to consider: retiring abroad in a…