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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning isn’t just about saving money. It’s also about making sure that you have the skills, passive income and passions to get the most from life after retirement.

How Downsizing Early Could Help You Save $200K Extra for Retirement
4 months ago

How Downsizing Early Could Help You Save $200K Extra for Retirement

It’s not surprising that downsizing has become a big trend in the United States and other Western countries. After all, we are simply drowning in stuff! How much stuff? Well, according to the LA Times, the average U.S. household contains 300,000 items. 300,000! That’s insane! Read More

Are You Being SMART? 4 Tips for Setting Your Financial Goals After 60
4 months ago

Are You Being SMART? 4 Tips for Setting Your Financial Goals After 60

Historically speaking, your financial adviser’s job has always been to help you reach your financial goals. If you wanted to retire, travel or buy that vacation home, you were only to set your goal, and your adviser would tell you how to get there. Read More

How Positive Financial Thinking Can Help You to Get More from Retirement
5 months ago

How Positive Financial Thinking Can Help You to Get More from Retirement

We miss the profound depth to financial thriving when we focus solely on getting better rates of return, maximizing Social Security, mitigating risk, diversifying assets or addressing draw down rates – the traditional talk of financial advisors. Read More

When it Comes to Saving for Retirement, 60 is the New 50
6 months ago

When it Comes to Saving for Retirement, 60 is the New 50

I’m somewhat skeptical of the whole concept of “retirement.” I’ve seen far too many cases of people building up retirement as the “ultimate destination,” only to find themselves feeling lost, socially isolated and financially stretched when they finally get there. Read More

Tips for Retiring Abroad from the Sixty and Me Community
6 months ago

Tips for Retiring Abroad from the Sixty and Me Community

A few years ago, I left my comfortable life in Seattle, Washington, to relocate to Switzerland. Technically, I wasn’t “retiring abroad.” As the founder of Sixty and Me, I was still busy for most of the day. I was also continuing to work as a freelance consultant. So, perhaps, “semi-retirement” would be a more accurate description. Read More

Annuities for Seniors: Profitable or Pitfall?
6 months ago

Annuities for Seniors: Profitable or Pitfall?

Annuities seem to be the prized product of many insurance agents and brokers, but are they a wise investment? We ask a financial advisor and investing expert for the facts. Enjoy the show! Read More

Don’t Be Shocked When You Find Out What Happens to Your 401K and IRA After Retirement
6 months ago

Don’t Be Shocked When You Find Out What Happens to Your 401K and IRA After Retirement

You’ve been saving money in your 401K for most of your adult life. Now that you’re retiring, what happens to that money? Join us in discussion with financial expert Pam Krueger who says that taking control of your money in retirement is as easy as 1-2-3. Enjoy the show! Read More

Boomers Are the Only Ones Who Can Save Social Security… But, We’ll Probably Let it Burn!
6 months ago

Boomers Are the Only Ones Who Can Save Social Security… But, We’ll Probably Let it Burn!

To say that our generation was misled about Social Security would be a gross understatement. Even the name “Social Security Trust Fund” is misleading. A trust fund is “a fund consisting of assets belonging to a trust, held by the trustees for the beneficiaries.” But, the truth is that most of the money that you put into Social Security is long gone. It was never held in trust. The government spent it.   Read More

3 Things to Remember When Taking the First Step Towards Retirement
8 months ago

3 Things to Remember When Taking the First Step Towards Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

I’m learning each day to look forward to what is coming as I stand where I am today. Being present in my life right here and now has created an appreciation for all that I have and an eagerness for what is yet to come. Every change I make takes me to that new and exciting place. Read More

Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement? Why Not Rent Your Room, Apartment, Cabin or House with Airbnb?
8 months ago

Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement? Why Not Rent Your Room, Apartment, Cabin or House with Airbnb?

Do you yearn for more spending money? Have you always wanted to visit Barcelona? Or perhaps you enjoy meeting new people. Whatever the reason, you might consider opening your home to strangers through a vacation rental like Airbnb, VRBO, or a host of other online rental agencies. Read More