Saturday , 21 October 2017

Retirement Planning

Retired? Financially Stressed? Here Are Some Ways Out


My parents are more stressed now than ever before as a result of the combination of healthcare costs and income squeezes. The threat of bankruptcy for them is a big one, as is foreclosure on their family home. This has inspired me to write this article (guide) for seniors on how to deal with the financial stress in their lives. I hope you find useful.

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The Right Perspective (the Brutal Truth) About Retirement


Retirement should be thought of as the start of something not the end of something. As such there is a lot of work to do as far as how to spend your time, assess your finances (even if you have an advisor), become your own health and fitness advocate (and there's probably more) and all of them are multi-faceted in their scope. Once you get to retirement it is an opportunity for many things if you have the right perspective. This article addresses 8 brutal truths about retirement and how to make the most of each.

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Calpers’ $139 Billion Pension Shortfall Might Actually Be As High As $500 Billion – Even $1 Trillion!


Calpers, the nation's largest pension fund, recently reported a $139 billion shortfall - but is the actual shortfall more likely to be $500 billion to $1 trillion when we adjust their investment assumptions - that ignore how the Federal Reserve has changed the markets - for our current reality. If so, then there is an explosive increase in pension obligations - and taxpayer obligations - that greatly exceed what is being reported by the governments or in the media.

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