Monday , 18 November 2019


Retirement Planning

Welcome to the New Retirement Model – NO Retirement! Here’s Why (+3K Views)

Welcome to the new model of retirement. No retirement. In 1983 sixty two percent (62%) of American workers had some kind of defined-benefit plan. Today less than 20% have access to a plan. The majority of retired Americans largely rely on Social Security as their de facto retirement plan [and the 35 and younger cohort are not able to save, or save enough, to eventually retire. True retirement is now a thing of the past except for a privileged few. Let me support this claim.] Words: 1091

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Average American Can’t Afford To Own A House – Here’s Why (+2K Views)

Regular home buyers are wondering why they are unable to partake in the American Dream of owning a home now that they actually have to document their income and put some skin in the game. The reason is that the current median selling price of $201,000 puts real estate out of reach for most Americans earning the typical $50,000 a year unless they go into massive levels of debt. They are too broke to own a home!

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Americans: Here’s How to Protect Your Retirement Assets From Coming Gov’t "Confiscation" (7K Views)

Mandatory IRAs as proposed by the Obama Administration is just the 1st step in stealth nationalization and forced investment of our retirement benefits to support the treasury debt market! [As such,] every American with substantial retirement assets must [begin now to] protect themselves from having to become buyers of last resort for US treasury obligations. [Let me explain.] Words: 6349

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Is $1,000,000 Enough to Provide for a Successful 30-year Retirement? (+5K Views)

Withdrawing from a $1,000,000 nest egg upon retirement using the familiar 4% rule to generate a successful 30-year inflation-adjusted (3% per annum) retirement proved to be totally inadequate as per the retirement withdrawal strategy that I put forth in a previous article (1). In fact, it crashed and burned in year 25 of the 30-year plan! In fact, as I show in this article, it will only succeed if your portfolio outperforms the S&P 500 by 5% every year for 30 straight years - and what is the likelihood of that? Words: 1533

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Retirement Age Keeps Going Up – When Will You Retire? (Almost 3K Views)

Just 10 years ago, most Americans felt confident they'd hang up their hat by the time they turned 60. Now the average working stiff expects to retire at age 65 due to the housing crisis and credit crunch, among other nest egg busters....Experts are predicting that the trend will continue, thanks to the Great Recession so, for now, Americans are just focused on keeping their day jobs. When will you retire? Check out the graphic below to find out.

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Mexico Is One of the 10 Best Countries to Retire In – Here Are the Other 9 and the Reasons Why (+2K Views)

Rising costs in the U.S. are driving more people to consider retirement in less expensive locales and the list of potential resting spots is long and varied. International Living compiles annual lists on the best places to retire based on things like cost of living, ease of entry, healthcare, insurance and access to amenities. [Below are their top 10.] Words: 950

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Make a Rich Retirement Your Reality – Here’s How (+2K Reads)

Rich means you live comfortably according to your personal standards. If you’ve lived a middle-class lifestyle, a rich retirement means you can maintain that same lifestyle without worry and without having to work if you don’t want to. Below is some straight talk on how to make a rich retirement your reality.

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World’s 10 Best Bang-for-your-Buck Retirement Destinations (+3K Views)

With spiraling costs compelling more and more North Americans to retire overseas, retiring abroad has never been more attractive. That being said, finding the right location among the myriad options available can be daunting, and that’s what our Annual Global Retirement Index does. Below is a list of the 10 best bang-for-your buck retirement destinations on the planet.

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