Retirement

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Will You Be One of the 1 in 10 to Live Past Age 95?

I like to close out each year with a mentoring article. Something from the heart, out of the mainstream, and lead into the new year on a positive note. MarketWatch labeled me a RetireMentor. I enjoy sharing my life experiences, good and bad, in hopes of helping others through their journey. I’ve had some medical […]

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Traditional Retirement Planning is Broken – Here’s Your Fix

Dear Reader, A recent Wall Street Journal article, “The Rules of Retirement Spending Are Changing,” did not bring good news. Instead, the article clearly reveals that traditional financial planning rules for retirement will not work for those who have diligently saved to fund a comfortable life after decades of work. I want to propose a […]

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Retirement Investing Shock: $1 Million Is No Longer Enough

Recently, Bloomberg highlighted a research report on retirement investing that found a large percentage of relatively affluent Americans believe it will take “a miracle” for them to be able to stop working and retire. Part of me was shocked, but the other part understood those feelings on retirement investing. The Bloomberg article sourced a 2021 […]

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Which Annuity Is Best for You?

When it comes to guarantees, don’t assume anything! A guarantee is a promise or assurance. While a written contractual guarantee strengthens your legal position, it’s only as solid as the person, government, company, insurer and court system standing behind it. In our article “How Good Is Your Comfortable Retirement Guarantee?”, I assumed some investments were guaranteed, […]

What Retirees Need To Unlearn To Retire Comfortably

What Retirees Need To Unlearn To Retire Comfortably

I was failing and didn’t understand why. In 1970, I started my career as an adult educator. My classes were predominantly male. That quickly changed in 1972 with the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; my clients rightfully complied with the law. My historically excellent course critiques were tanking. The tipping point was when a […]

Turn Any Stock into a Source of Steady Income

Turn Any Stock into a Source of Steady Income

My email inbox regularly fills with questions about how to reach a certain level of monthly retirement income. The notes typically come from retired or nearly-retired individuals who realize their retirement savings at the financial advisor-recommended 4% annual withdrawal rate will not produce the amount of income wanted or needed. I want to share one […]