Retirement Planning

Constant-dollar Spending Strategies For Retirement: I’m Not a Fan – Here’s Why

The Sustainable Withdrawal Rate (SWR) strategy is based on the work of William Bengen whose research revealed that the order of market losses is more important than the average return sequence of returns risk. With all due respect to Bengen, though, I consider this strategy irrational and believe that it probably makes sense only for households with so much savings that they don’t need it. This article substantiates my conclusion.

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5 Mistakes Investors Make By Going Solo On Their Retirement

Many Americans have taken it upon themselves to do the vast majority of retirement planning without the help of a financial advisor. While that is perfectly fine and legal, it is not entirely wise considering the long-term margin for error. Plenty of things can go wrong, and they do, often leaving investors lost and confused about what they can do to better their circumstances. There are 5 major errors committed by solo investors that can greatly impact their ability to maintain wealth throughout their retirement. Here they are!

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5 Kinds of Insurance Every Retiree Should Consider

Your insurance needs don't remain constant throughout your life. You need different insurance coverage when you're single and in your 20s than you do when you're raising a family in your 40s. When you retire, your insurance needs will evolve once again...Here is a primer on the kinds of insurance that every retiree should consider.

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Make Your Years After Retirement Even More Rewarding Than Your Previous Work Years Were – Here’s How

Most boomers are painfully aware of how badly prepared they are for retirement. Almost half of them have saved virtually nothing for their golden years. The only solution for many is to work full-time to age 70 (and beyond for some) or to transition into part-time employment after their full retirement age. We may not have done a good job of planning for retirement, but we can make the next 15 or 20 years even more rewarding than our previous work lives were. Here's how.

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7 Things You Should Know About Your 401(k) Match

When a company matches the money you contribute to your 401(k) plan, up to a certain amount, these matching funds can be a very powerful way to save money over time for retirement and, as such, it's important to take advantage of a company's full 401(k) match if you can. Every company has different policies regarding these matching funds, and things can often be confusing for new investors. Here are some key things to know.

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7 Ways To Catch Up On Savings For Retirement

With longer life spans, inflation, and increasing health care costs, it's possible that many retirees won't have enough to comfortably sustain their retirements. Here are 7 smart moves will help you catch up on savings even late in the game.

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How Much Do I Need To Retire?

There are all sorts of rules of thumb about saving for retirement but, while they can be helpful as a baseline for setting expectations, you need to make a plan and monitor your progress as you age to be effective in the real world.

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