How does the saying go? The best time to plant a tree is 30 years ago. The second best time is … TODAY.
What makes financial sense for some baby boomers may not make sense for you. There is no “typical” retirement. Many baby boomers want one and believe that they will have one, and their futures may [...]
Many people underestimate lifestyle costs, medical expenses and inflation. What is enough? What is not enough? If you’re considering retiring in the near future, you’ve probably heard or read that you need about 70% of [...]
Benefits increase for 2012. Ideas for reform are numerous. Social Security gets its first COLA since 2009. As moderate inflation has made a comeback, the federal government has decided to boost Social Security benefits by [...]
A closer look at the provisional income rules. Many new retirees assume that Social Security income is tax-free. That is not always the case. The Social Security Amendments of 1983 opened the door to taxes [...]