So how can we make sure that our money lasts for our lifetime? What long life and money strategies are available to us? [Read more…]
Archives for May 2009
I am compiling a “list of lists” if you will, i.e., a summary of the places that list, rank, or rate the best places to retire. [Read more…]
If you are closing in on retirement, now is a good time to learn more about the proper place for bonds in your nest egg, particularly on the income generating side. [Read more…]
I’m not doing much writing this weekend, preferring to spend it with family. I read a few things this week that you may like.
The Corporate Barbarian presented a simple but effective analysis of why we should giving retirement funding a higher priority than college funding.
The Finance Buff wrote about how inflation affects Social Security and Medicare. This is not a huge issue today but it is likely to be in the near future.
Harvesting Dollars tells us about the 50’s landmine. I don’t know about you, but I am working hard to dodge those mines.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Carnival of Personal Finance hosted at Wisebread.
Enjoy what is left of your weekend and spend some time remembering our fallen veterans.
If you have an IRA or want to use an IRA as part of your retirement income plan, it helps to know how you will be able to manage distributions. There are online tools that will help you do this. [Read more…]
When are you eligible for Medicare and when can you sign up? These are questions that many boomers are starting to think about as the date approaches. Although entitlement programs such as Medicare are likely to change because of funding problems, those changes are more likely to affect younger generations. [Read more…]
Folks who are retired or who are anxious to retire often express a desire for more travel. Lots of them do not actually follow through on the “more travel” dreams. Cost is a major impediment and likely will continue to be a limiting factor for many of us. [Read more…]
Do you like to comparison shop? Do you want to know if the price you are being quoted for a service is reasonable under the circumstances? I do, and that also applies to health care costs. This is a particular concern when I want or need a healthcare service that is not covered by insurance or I have not met my deductible. [Read more…]
I love when technology can save me time and money at the same time. I’ve found a new online site to help boomers find the best deal when shopping for electronics products. [Read more…]