Retirement Rocket Science

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How to invest if you don’t have access to a 401(k)

Much of the financial advice concerning retirement planning out there focuses on how to invest in a 401(k). There are a couple of reasons for this; …

Look at market volatility as an opportunity, not a risk

Anyone paying even a little attention to the markets can feel like they’re on a roller coaster. Yesterday we were in for a bull run, tomorrow we’re …

What is a 1% increase in retirement contributions worth in the future?

You have many options for deciding how much money you want to save for retirement, but ultimately you wind up with a specific dollar amount or …

The long term costs of small expenses

No one wants to live life in a state of constant austerity, and it’s easy to become penny wise and pound foolish, though there is a middle ground …

The older you are, the longer you’ll live

If you ever played <i>The Oregon Trail,</i> you’ll already know it was usually one of the children that died of a snake bite or from dysentery. Just like in …

The #1 thing HR departments don’t want employees to know

When it comes to saving for retirement, there’s no getting around the fact that the more money you earn, the easier it is to save. People can come up …