Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes to steer clear of, if possible. No Strategy. Yes, the biggest mistake is having no strategy at all. Without a strategy, you may have no goals, leaving you no […]
For the past 20 years, retirement savings rates have tanked.
In 2018, the average savings rate was 6.3% of total income — nowhere near the suggested rate of 15% to 20% that we recommend. These startling numbers contradict with the envisioned daydream of a carefree retirement.
Debunking a Few Popular Retirement Myths It seems high time to dispel some of these misconceptions. Some have been around for decades, and some new clichés have recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few. “When I’m retired, I won’t really have to invest anymore.” Society still […]
Why a middle-class woman may end up less ready to retire than a middle-class man. Provided by Sam Sweitzer, CFA, Anson Analytics What is the retirement outlook for the average fifty-something working woman? As a generalization, less sunny than that of a man in her age group. […]
If you are in your twenties, you may think it’s too early to start planning for your retirement. Be assured, it’s never too early. Following are a few tips to consider in planning to feather your nest and nurture your nest egg. 1) Calculate your monthly expenditures and […]
Little Known Veteran Benefits That You Could Be Overlooking: After his grandfather died more than a decade ago, Lamarr Couser and his family were caught by surprise when the funeral director asked whether the World War II veteran was covered by a life insurance policy from the Department […]
The Solo 401(k) A retirement savings vehicle designed for the smallest businesses. Provided by Sam Sweitzer, CFA A solo 401(k) lets a self-employed individual set up a 401(k) plan combined with a profit-sharing plan. You can create one of these if you work for yourself or for […]
When an investor reaches retirement, there are many changes and adjustments to be made. One of those changes is transitioning from actively earning money to drawing from the money that has been saved for retirement through a portfolio or other investments. When considering how income will be supplied […]
It has been surveyed time and time again and the results are the same- Americans are simply not saving enough for retirement. A startling 29% of those aged 55-64 have no retirement savings, and only 50% of Americans actually participate in their offered 401(k) programs. Though different reasons are […]