Monthly Archives: January 2017

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED TO RETIRE? (AS REPORTED BY WALTER UPDEGRAVE ON MONEY.CNN.COM)

Too many of us don’t know exactly how much money we will need in order to retire worry-free. Chances are, even after you retire you won’t be sure you have enough. Here’s a simple way to tell. Create a realistic budget based on what you are spending now. Then start to make modifications based on […]

PENSIONS TO 401K PLANS (AS REPORTED BY ALLISON SCHRAGER ON WWW.QZ.COM)

In the past, a majority of employees were able to earn a pension from their employers. More Americans would spend the majority of their careers in one industry, with one company. And when they retired, the pension would pay out in retirement, the amount based on the amount they earned during their careers. For the […]

Expenses Drop in Retirement (as reported by www.freemoneyfinance.com)

As one gets closer to retirement, it can be a little scary trying to figure out how to pay for all of life’s expenses without an income for the first time in your life. But do remember that there are a number of expenses that will go down dramatically, or disappear completely, in retirement. For […]

Rethinking Stocks for Your Retirement (as reported by Walter Updegrave on money.cnn.com)

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most widely respected investors, recommends that those saving for retirement invest 90% of their nest egg in stocks and 10% in short term government bonds. But depending on your tolerance for risk, and how close you are to retirement age, that may be a little too risky for most […]

What Do You Need in a Home? (as reported by Joshua Becker on www.forbes.com)

Whether you are looking to buy or rent, moving into a new home can seem like a daunting challenge. Most people start with a list of things they want in a new home, and then ask themselves, or get asked by a broker, “What can you afford?” But this article from Joshua Becker on Forbes.com […]