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A Powerful Retirement Saving Secret: Use Tax Advantaged Catch Up Contributions When Over 50

Most of us are pretty stressed by the need to give our savings a big boost as we approach retirement. Guess what? There is actually a relatively …

Retirement

Financial Advisor Fees: What Will You Pay to Use a Financial Advisor

Financial advisor fees can be confusing. Different financial advisors have various ways of charging for their services, including:<p>Commissions<br>• Flat or …

Financial Planning

Some Last Retirement Tips from Henry "Bud" Hebeler: A Model and Inspiration for Retirement Planning

We are very sad to announce that Henry “Bud” Hebeler died on August 21, 2017 in Bellevue, Washington at the age of 84. Bud was a key NewRetirement …

Retirement Planning

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

Most of us could benefit from cutting retirement costs. And, now it is perhaps time to worry about saving money – or cutting retirement costs. <br>When …

Money

Your Guide to Index Fund Investing and Why They Are a Good Idea for Your Retirement

If index fund investing is good enough for the most famously successful American investor, then maybe it should be good enough for your retirement. …

Investing

The 30 countries that are best for your money, according to expats

Moving abroad may sound like a grand adventure, but most people who do it are after one thing: a paycheck.<p>The lion's share of global expats — 41% — relocated because of their career or their partner's career, whether by choice or out of necessity, according to the Expat Insider 2017 report from …

Retirement

What Are the New Rules of Retirement? 10 Guidelines for Financial Security

Americans have changed a lot over the last 100 years – we live longer and have more active lives and our society and financial structures have …

Retirement Planning

HECM Reverse Mortgage: Less Money and More Expensive than Before

<i>After Oct. 2, 2017, HECM reverse mortgage maximum loan amounts will decrease</i><br>In an effort to further strengthen the long-term viability of the Home …

Mortgages

Henry “Bud” Hebeler in Memoriam: A Life and Retirement Well Lived

Henry “Bud” Hebeler died on August 21, 2017 in Bellevue, Washington at the age of 84. <br>Bud was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of …

Retirement Planning

Experts Say that Reverse Mortgage Borrowers are Getting More Sophisticated

It used to be that reverse mortgage borrowers were seniors who were at the end of their financial rope. However, according to experts, the types of …

Mortgages

Giving Money to Family? Are You Handing Out More or Less than Average?

As if saving enough to pay for your own retirement isn’t worrisome enough, new research from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave suggests that most people …

Retirement

Break These 5 Personal Finance Rules for a Wealthier and More Secure Retirement

There are two kinds of people: those who follow the rules and those who believe rules are made to be broken. If you fall into the first camp, the …

Retirement Planning

How to Knock Out the “Will My Retirement Savings Last” Worries!Give Your Retirement Plan the 1-2 Punch it Needs!

Believe me, you are not alone if you have nervously asked yourself, your spouse or even a financial advisor: “will my retirement savings last?” …

Retirement Planning

Find Lost 401k: How to Find Out If You Have Lost or Forgotten Retirement Accounts

Here is a guide for how to find lost money — a lost 401k or other unclaimed retirement benefits.<p><i>Finding a lost 401k or other retirement account is</i> …

Retirement

The Building Blocks of a Secure Retirement Plan -- How Tall Does Your Tower Need to Be? Will it Topple?

Planning your future retirement is complicated. Creating a secure retirement plan requires that you know what you want and then being able to put …

Retirement Planning

New Research: The Real Story on What to Look for When Considering a Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages are widely advertised on TV, radio and online. But, are they a good idea for you? Who can you believe? And, how do you get good …

Mortgages

Open Wide! Pursue Dental Care Before You Retire

Your pre-retirement checklist probably includes tasks such as signing up for Medicare, creating a budget and planning an exit from your career. But …

Medicare

Retirement Success Depends on Answers to Hypothetical Questions

The following on why it is important to be comfortable with the unknown comes to us from Mr. Henry K. “Bud” Hebeler. Get more from Bud at Analyze Now.<p>…

Retirement Planning

9 Surprising and Dirty Secrets About Healthcare, Medicaid and Your Retirement

The recent nationwide debate about whether or not Medicaid should continue to receive funding should have had special resonance for people of …

Retirement

Best Retirement Plans: Definitive Ranking of the 25 Best Ways to Spend Retirement

So, what are the best retirement plans?Well… there is no wrong way to spend retirement. Without the grind of a job, you typically have the freedom to …

Retirement Planning

5 Steps for Defining Your Retirement Drawdown Strategy

If you’re reading this, you’re likely someone who: saves money, has built up some assets and is starting to think about how to create a retirement …

Retirement

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 BurnsIt 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 Planning

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?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