Many baby boomers are not yet ready to retire. Enter phased retirement, the concept of quitting work in stages. Contrary to popular belief, the retirement process can be extremely stressful, depressing and frustrating. One has to go suddenly from a lifetime of work to having a lot of free time. For many, too, a job […]
Retiring with a debt hanging over your head is a scary thought for many people. You must get out of debt because your peak earning years are behind you and you are more likely to spend on medical care. The added burden of a mortgage, auto loan, personal loan, or credit cards can be too […]
A new survey from Merrill Lynch finds that more than 80% of parents are paying all of their adult children’s expenses. Meanwhile, savings for retirement among the baby boomer generation remains dismal. Learning how to cut off adult kids and teaching resilience is key to avoiding poverty in old age. Should you cut off adult […]
Personal finance is rife with misconceptions, myths, and bad advice. For many, bad advice is why you are not rich. Following the wrong advice and making bad investment decisions can make it difficult for you to reach your financial goals and prevent you from getting rich in the long term. Here are seven personal finance […]
Are you all set to bid adieu to your full-time job in 2019? If you are just retired, there are a number of things you need to do to make sure you are well prepared for your post-retirement life. Here are seven important financial ideas that can help you stabilize your situation after your retirement.
One of the hardest decisions that a retiree will have to make is determining where to live during retirement. Mental and physical vitality depreciates incrementally with age. It can also be emotionally and physically prohibitive for some retirees to live on their own as they age. Financial independence is an issue as well. According to […]
Diversification is the name of the game when it comes to building a successful investment portfolio, and that means alternative investments. Apart from conventional assets like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, you also have the option of investing in a variety of alternative assets that can increase your portfolio’s rate of return. Here are seven […]