How to Overcome Barriers to Retirement Security
Many people face uncertainties and fears about their own retirement when it should be a well-deserved rest after a lifetime of hard work. A lack of planning may result in apprehensions and stress. There are plenty of obstacles Americans claim are in their way when it comes to saving for retirement: credit card debt, student loan debt, low wages, the need to save for a child's college education, and the list goes on.
More Americans Working After 70
Traditionally, the retirement age in America is 65. The American Dream was all about working hard for 40 years and then relaxing and enjoying life for the next decade or two. According to the AARP, that is changing.
Is Divorce Derailing Your Retirement Fund?
Just as getting married involves financial decisions, so does divorce. Splitting up your assets is one of the main areas of concern - and this includes investments and retirement accounts. It's important for each of the partners to retain some of the retirement fund.
5 Steps for a Better Retirement
Do you worry about your retirement? According to experts, you should be worried. A Government Accountability Office analysis found that average Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 have saved only about $104,000 in retirement savings.
Financial Planning for Retirement
The average retirement age is somewhere between 62 and 65. In order to retire by 65, you will likely need to have accumulated a sizable nest egg by the time you reach your 60s.
Are You Facing A Retirement Income Shortfall?
According to a study by TransAmerica women are far less confident of their ability to retire with a comfortable lifestyle. The same study shows that most women are planning to retire at 65, or not at all, continuing to work into their retirement years.
Retirement Planning and Financial Professionals
When planning for retirement, making sure the information you have is accurate is very important. How do you know that the person you're trusting with your future has the right information?
Millennials and Retirement
It seems that Millennials have been getting a bad reputation and they don’t deserve it. The common view of the next generation of young adults is that they are attached to their phones or mobile devices and have no idea about the real value of money. Many articles mention that Millennials are not saving for the future and, in fact, could be facing a bleak financial future.
Reaching Goals of Financial Success
Saving for retirement, taking care of one's family, eating healthier, exercising more - these are goals that a lot of people have. Sometimes it's difficult to achieve those goals when temptations lead us astray. We want to save for retirement, but then we conveniently forget our budget constraints when making a purchase.
Top Financial Mistakes That Affect Your Retirement
As retirement approaches more and more Baby Boomers are taking stock of their financial decisions along the road to their golden years.
10 Questions for Your Retirement
The old fashioned idea of working for 40 years, retiring with a good pension, and a comfortable retirement is no longer the norm. For older Americans who are nearing retirement age, there are many factors to consider.
3 Debts to Pay Off Before Retirement
Heading into your golden years one is likely to consider your financial landscape and take a look at prioritizing which debts to focus on before you retire.
Overcoming a Retirement Shortfall
Workers in their late 50s or early 60s may have saved a lot of money for retirement, but when they take a closer look at their situation they still fall short of being financially secure.
Financial Security in Retirement
A big source of unrest in the minds of people is their retirement. More than half of Americans lose sleep thinking about retirement. Studies show that people who are confident about their retirement have a clear goal and vision for their future.
How to Avoid a Retirement Shock
More than half of Americans lose sleep thinking about retirement. This is mainly because they face the uncertainty of what lies in the great unknown across the River Retirement. Studies show that people who are confident about their retirement have a clear goal and vision for their future.
Financial Literacy for Retirement
Studies have found that Americans in their retirement years gradually lose the ability to manage their money. In other words, the ability to answer basic financial literacy questions wanes as age increases.
Developing Good Financial Habits
April is National Financial Literacy Month and is an excellent opportunity to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.