Most retirees live on fixed incomes and have limited savings, so renting vs. owning in retirement is a real debate. Home ownership and maintenance, especially during the retirement years, can be mentally, physically, and financially exhausting. Retirees who own a home are essentially tying themselves down to one location for the foreseeable future. Retirees are […]
The number of baby boomer student loan debtors is set to mushroom in the coming years. Paying down student loans often becomes an obstacle to saving more for retirement. Do not ignore your debt, and avoid defaulting at all costs. Instead, talk to your lender about your situation. Student loan debt after retirement is increasingly […]
Just about anyone can become a millionaire by 50. Sustainable financial independence is the dream of virtually every ambitious person, of course. Some make it, some don’t. The truth is that it is entirely possible to become a millionaire by 50, if you are disciplined, tenacious, and willing to take the right steps at the […]
Passive income is not money for doing nothing but money from an initial effort that continues with little extra effort. Anyone can build passive income by investing in themselves to learn how others make money outside their normal careers. Creating passive income can lead to more freedom in life, early retirement or just more money, […]
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 […]
The biggest personal finance mistakes are often the most common. While some personal finance mistakes can be rectified, others could prove costly for you in the long run. Here’s a look at some of the biggest personal finance mistakes everyone makes and that you should avoid.
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.