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Should You Tell Family or Heirs About Your Decision to Get a Reverse Mortgage?

The only people you NEED to tell about your decision to get a reverse mortgage are those who are living in your home with you. However, there are …

Mortgages

Is Retirement at 65 Ridiculous?

“<i>Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples</i>.” — George Burns<p>It seems that George Burns was onto something. More and …

Retirement

7 Creative Ways to Retire: Even Without Adequate Savings

If you think you haven’t saved enough for a truly secure retirement, think again. The impossible could become possible with these 7 creative ways to …

Retirement

Stocks Are Too High?

<b>“As the major stock indexes have, one-by-one, broken through their previous record highs in recent months, it has been interesting to observe that</b> …

Stocks

Where Are the Best Places to Be Retired? (The U.S. Currently Ranks 17th Worldwide)

So where are the best places to be retired?<p>According to a new study, 2017 Global Retirement Index Report from Natixis Global Asset Management, the …

Retirement

6 Competing Priorities that Make a Retirement Investment Plan So Complicated -- Especially After You Retire

Saving for retirement is hard. However, when you are still working, creating a retirement investment plan can be comparatively straightforward. The …

Retirement

What is a Reverse Mortgage and How Does it Work?

If you are retired or nearing retirement, you have probably asked yourself, “what is a reverse mortgage and how does it work?”<p>Reverse mortgages can …

Mortgages

Do You Need a Retirement Coach? 6 Ways They Can Help You Have a Better Retirement

You’ve saved money, but are you <i>really</i> ready for retirement? Or, as a particular type of retirement coach might say, “Are YOU READY??!!????”<p>Using a …

Retirement Planning

8 Ways You Will Be Able to Save BIG: Easily Add Thousands to Your Retirement Account

Retirement savings advice often revolves around the long term: save small amounts on a regular basis over many years, and you will be able to save a …

Retirement Planning

Shocking Retirement Statistic: Americans Hold 58% of their Investible Assets in Cash

Of all the tactics you can use to achieve a secure retirement, one of the easiest things you can do is to invest your money and earn returns on that …

Retirement Planning

Don't Worry Be Happy (and Retired)!The Top 5 Retirement Worries and How to Alleviate these Stresses

At the risk of getting this song stuck in your head, do you remember “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin? Hum along while you review this list …

Retirement

Should I Buy an Annuity? 4 Reasons to Make the Purchase and 4 Reasons Not To

Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get very different answers to the question, “should I buy an annuity?” In fact, there are some great reasons to …

Retirement Planning

What Are You Giving Away When You Get a Reverse Mortgage?

Many people say that reverse mortgages are just too good to be true. However, over 1 million retirees have secured these loans and a recent study …

Mortgages

Delay Collecting Social Security and Your Finances Will Win Big:It's a Better Bet than Real Estate

You need to make a lot of choices in retirement. Many people tout the benefits of investing in real estate. However, there is a less glamorous way to …

Social Security

7 Instances When You Will Want Life Insurance for Retirement

A frequent question among those nearing and in retirement is: Do I need life insurance for retirement?<p>The answer, like most financial planning …

Retirement

Pros and Cons of a Retirement Target Date Fund: Can You Relax and Glide into Retirement?

A retirement target date fund is a kind of mutual fund that is professionally managed and strategically reallocated over time to achieve both growth …

6 Awful Retirement Events That Are Likely to Happen to You — and How to Prepare

There are a lot of things that can potentially go wrong in retirement. Stocks could fall, inflation could skyrocket, high tides might flood your …

Retirement

Meet the 18 Year Old Who Has More Retirement Savings than the Average 50 Year Old

Robyn Bri is 18 years old and just graduated from high school in Marin, CA. In some ways, she is an average high achieving kid. In another way, she …

Retirement

Reverse Mortgage Calculations: How Much Money Can I Get? What Are the Payment Options?

A reverse mortgage is a federally insured loan for home owners who are 62 years and older. Use this guide to reverse mortgage calculations to help …

Podcast

The Big Picture Retirement Show is a podcast about retirement and estate planning by Devin Carroll and John K. Ross.<p>Devin has been helping people …

Retirement Planning

8 Tips for Building a Useful Retirement Plan — Not One With Just a High Thunk Value

Everyone knows that they need a retirement plan. But that means different things to different people. And, not every plan is a truly useful …

Retirement Planning

How Much of the Global $400 TRILLION Retirement Shortfall Belongs to You?

A massive retirement shortfall is developing — and it is a much bigger problem than your own possible lack of sufficient retirement assets.<p>If you are …

Retirement

Powerful Retirement Lessons: Inspiring Quotes from 7 Famous Retirees

Looking for some inspiration for retirement? Check out these retirement lessons that can be gleaned from the quotes of a diverse group of famous …

Success

Retirement Advice: 8 Tips from an 80 Year Old Who Has More Savings Now than When He First Retired

Retirement advice and how it is implemented can have a profound impact on your retirement lifestyle and the estate you might leave behind. Here Henry …

Retirement Planning

Can You Feel Confident About Retirement without Consulting a Financial Advisor?

Can you retire without consulting a financial advisor or some kind of retirement professional? Of course. You can do anything you want to do.Can you …

Retirement Planning

What is a Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit?

<i>Can a reverse mortgage line of credit give you a more carefree retirement?</i><p>A reverse mortgage line of credit is exactly what it says it is… It is a …

The 12 Big Financial Mistakes that Most People Make and 12 Easy Fixes for a Better Future!

All of us can do better when it comes to personal finance. Here are some relatively easy fixes for 12 common financial mistakes that are probably …

Retirement

6 Reasons to Plan Conservatively for Retirement

The following on 2017 economic outlook comes to us from Mr. Henry K. “Bud” Hebeler. Bud has been working with retirees for many years, developed …

Retirement Planning

Managing Your Retirement Investments: Is a Retirement Bucket Strategy Right for You?

Could a retirement bucket strategy make it easier to manage savings after you retire?<p>If you think that managing retirement investments is difficult …

Retirement Planning