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How Much Income Do I Need in Retirement?

by Bob French, CFA<p>Most people are focused on saving for retirement so they’ll have the money they need. However, ask most people how much they’re …

Retirement

Retirement Strategy: I Am Done Being Wrong About This Market

This will be a slightly different type of article.<p>Being wrong has been humbling, but I still didn't lose a dime.<p>This is where I am now and what I …

Investing

Container Food Gardening

<i>Photo: AJ Ragasa (Glasswing)</i><p>Short on space? Container gardens are a great way to grow your own food and don't require a ton of space to make it …

Gardening

Read This and You'll Always Want to Keep a Can of Chickpeas in Your Pantry

Yes, there is hummus. And chocolate hummus. But did you know a wallet-friendly can of chickpeas can do a whole lot more than collapse into a swirl of …

Healthy Eating

5 Market Indicators to Watch (And What they Mean)

Every investor looks for an edge when putting their money to work in the financial markets. Most rely on company information such as earnings and …

Wall Street

10 Shaky Dividends That Could Harm Your Retirement

More than a third of the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index have hiked their dividends in 2018, and none have cut their payout, …

Investing

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Investing

Estate planning: How to resolve finances after a death in the family

After his mother’s death, Ken Moraif had to unravel her finances. Millions of Americans each year face a similar task, but he had a unique challenge — he had to crack a code.<p>His mother had detailed her financial accounts in a notebook, but each password was written in code, and clues for …

Personal Finance

Opinion: Why early retirement is all it’s cracked up to be

Sometimes, the stuff that people say about early retirement (and early retirees) is terrible. It is assumed that early retirement is the end of …

Retirement

5 steps to ease your worries about money, health in retirement

What keeps you up at night when you think about retirement?<p>We asked financial planners what their clients who are planning for or living in retirement worry about and what can be done to alleviate those worries.<p>Catch up if you haven’t saved enough<p>Rita Cheng, a certified financial planner with Blue …

Retirement

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Tortellini Salad Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018<p>Store-bought tortellini and frozen peas keep things quick in this healthy 30-minute meal. Jazzed-up bottled …

Food

Are you ready for retirement? Here’s how to know.

Some people retire too soon. Others wait too late.<p>As I’m nearing the end of the back-half of my career, I’m looking forward to the day I can say to my employer, “Peace out!”<p>Please, don’t misunderstand me. I love my job and the work that I do. I’m just eager for a time when I’m the master of my …

Retirement

On a fixed income? Here are the best places in every state to live in retirement

Personal finance website GoBankingRates.com compiled a list of the best place in each U.S. state for retired workers to live. According to the website, the average Social Security benefit for retirees in 2017 was $1,369 a month, which adds up to $16,428 in annual benefits for single people and …

Retirement

67% of Americans say they’ll outlive their retirement savings—here's how many have nothing saved

When it comes to retirement savings, Americans know they are falling behind — and it's stressing them out.<p>Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Planning & …

Krause Springs

DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?<p>We take reservations for <b>RV hookups ONLY</b>. Tent camping is available on “first come-first site” basis.<p>DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT …

Credit Cards

Chicken with Tomato and Basil Cream Sauce

Heat oven to 250F degrees.<p>In a medium sauce pan, heat chicken broth and white wine over medium-high heat. Boil until reduced by one third, about 5 …

Tomatoes

6 Things No One Ever Tells You About Retirement

Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime of hard work. While the post-work years can truly be golden for those who plan for …

Retirement

How not to run out of money in retirement

Americans aren’t terrific at saving for retirement. Many are even worse when it comes to figuring out how much to spend once they get there.<p>An actuary who’s studied the issue for three decades recently proposed a relatively straightforward strategy that can help. In its simplest form, the “Spend …

Retirement

RV Texas Y'all | RV Adventures in Texas and Beyond!

New on RV Texas Y'all:<p>165+ May 2018 Festivals and Fun Events in Texas<p>From Cinco de Mayo to celebrations of Spring and Summer kickoffs, we list over …

Festivals

Investment Risk, Explained

There's no such thing as a risk-free investment.<p>Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and …

Investing

9 Powerful Insights from the Retirement Income Summit

Earlier this week I traveled to Chicago to attend the Retirement Income Summit — a financial advisor industry conference focused on the latest ideas …

Retirement

20 Ways to Cut Retirement Costs: When You Are Rich in Time It’s Easy to Spend a Little Less

When living on a fixed income in retirement, it is very important to make sure that your income does not exceed expenses. Living more frugally can be …

Personal Finance

Want to Have a Good Retirement? 50 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Retirement

If you want to have a good retirement, you need to figure out what that means to you. Do some life planning for retirement, set goals and create a …

Retirement

Money Secret #1: Happy Retirees Determine What They Want

Ask Yourself These Important Questions To Get On The Right Track<p>Updated March 01, 2018<p>A lot of my clients ask me if there’s a “secret sauce” to …

Retirement

6 Ways To Grow Your 401(k) For Long-Term Retirement Wealth

Updated November 19, 2017<p>If financial peace of mind in your retirement years, tax advantages, and free money sound good to you, then don’t wait …

Retirement

Money Secret #3: The Happiest Retirees Have Their Mortgage Paid Off

Enjoy Budgetary Freedom When Your Mortgage Payments Are Gone!<p>Updated March 01, 2018<p>In our previous articles, we covered the first two money secrets …

Retirement

Money Secret #4: Develop An Income Stream From Multiple Sources

Money Secret #4: Happy Retirees Have Multiple Income Streams<p>Money Is A River While You're Working And A Reservoir Once You Retire<p>Updated March 01, …

Retirement

Money Secret #5: Happy Retirees Are Income Investors

Use "The Bucket Approach" And Shift Your Whole Investing Paradigm<p>Updated March 01, 2018<p>If you've been following our five-part money secrets series of …

Retirement

Sous Vide Fried Chicken

Fried chicken. Everybody loves it, but not everybody is confident enough to make it at home. That’s where sous vide comes in. With sous vide, you …

Cooking

Top 10 Things To Do Within 5 Years Of Retirement

Preparing for retirement is like getting ready for a trip — it never goes quite as planned. But the better the plan, the better the outcome. When …

Retirement