Wealth

The Problem With Safe Withdrawal Strategies – And A Better Way To Lifetime Income

Strategies for accumulating wealth receive much more attention than strategies for decumulating wealth despite the fact that, as the author of today’s article points out, nowadays the decumulation phase of one’s life can be just as long as the accumulation phase. He also acknowledges problems with safe withdrawal strategies, including the fact that there’s a good chance you’ll end up… 

Strategies To Compound Your Way To A Wealthy Retirement Using Dividend Stocks

The author of today’s article describes it as “the one surefire way to retire rich”: harnessing the power of compounding. Or, to be more specific, harnessing the power of compounding using dividend stocks – and amassing a multi-million dollar nest egg in the process. What does the author outline as some of the best strategies in this regard? For more… 

Floor-and-Upside: A “Safety First” Retirement Strategy

The retirement financing strategy highlighted in today’s article is sometimes referred to as “safety first” – a notion that may be taking on even greater importance for retirement savers in light of recent market gyrations. The strategy in question is the “floor-and-upside” strategy, where “the basic idea…is that a retiree devotes some of her retirement funding assets to building a… 

“Money On The Table”: Why Retirees Aren’t Touching Their Retirement Savings – Even After Two Decades

The common belief about retirement assets is that they are systematically drawn down by retirees over the course of their retirement. However, it turns out that this may not actually be the case. Today’s article highlights a surprising research finding: most current retirees, across all wealth levels, have been holding onto the bulk of their retirement savings, even 20 years… 

Wealth Building And A Pear Tree: How Diversification Can Limit Your Retirement Savings

The importance of diversification in financial planning is constantly emphasized – and generally accepted. However, the author of today’s article notes that “when you look at those who achieve the greatest wealth or have the greatest impact, virtually none of them ever diversify…or at least, not throughout most of their years.” He proceeds to examine how different diversification strategies –… 

Why Your Retirement Portfolio Could Benefit From These “Downright Boring” Investments

When it comes to building retirement wealth, the author of today’s article points out that “one of the best strategies is also the simplest: Buy shares in great companies, and hold forever.” “Great”, however, doesn’t necessarily mean flashy and exciting. The author proceeds to highlight three stocks that may be considered rather boring, but which could nonetheless be helpful in… 

5 “Big Picture Principles” For Reaching Your Financial Goals

April is Financial Literacy Month, but the author of today’s article believes that an understanding of five “big picture principles” is even more important when it comes to achieving one’s financial goals (such as having enough money for a secure retirement) than knowledge of specific financial concepts and processes. The first of these big picture principles? While investing is important,… 

Questioning Retirement Savings Concerns

“A good sign that people aren’t saving enough [for retirement] is if they run out of money once they’re retired. But that’s not happening,” points out today’s article which focuses on the finding that, despite the constant drumbeat of concern that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, wealth actually appears to increase for most retiree households over the course of… 

Are Health Savings Accounts The Real “Holy Grail” Of Retirement Savings Vehicles?

With it being so often repeated that the key to a secure retirement is to start saving early and put enough into your 401(k) to get your employer’s match, today’s article argues that many investors are overlooking (or underutilizing) another important savings tool – health savings accounts: “According to some advisors, HSAs are also the Holy Grail of savings vehicles…