Retirement Planning

It isn’t complicated to calculate your personal net worth.  I’m going to show you how to do that. But what does net worth mean? And how do you use this information? These are good questions. First let’s learn how to calculate your personal net worth. Then we’ll consider how to use the term. What is […]

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No matter how much money you have, you probably have some degree of financial anxiety. That’s OK. In fact, it’s healthy to a degree. But if you are worried about running out of money you can cool down right now. Here are 5 rules which, if followed, can help you scratch finances off your “worried […]

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Financial security is all about income. You can have millions in assets. But if you don’t have an income system that works, how are you going to pay your bills? Some retirees try to solve this problem by using a bucket strategy. Let’s take a look at what that is and if it really works […]

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You can wait to open your IRA until April 15th  next year if you want.  By why wait?  It’s a pretty easy process but you do need to be careful.  There are a few potholes you don’t want to step into. Those obstacles can cost you time and money. Who needs that?  Let’s go through […]

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Sometimes things really work out. When that happens, people can find themselves way ahead of schedule on their financial plan. If this happens to you does it mean you should kick back and coast? Should you increase your spending or cut back on saving? Or should you continue spending, saving and investing as if nothing […]

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Earlier we found a way to zero in on what it’s going to cost you to live after you retire. Now let’s figure out what your inflow is going to be once you cross the finish line at work. Retirement income has three components; pensions and social security, passive investment income and active employment. Your […]

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