Monthly Archives: December 2011
Pensions, Retirement Planning, and Economics Blog: “The Tyranny of Compounding Fees: Are Mutual Funds Bleeding Retirement Accounts Dry?”
A great article highlighting the impact of investment management fees/expenses on both returns AND safe withdrawal rates for folks in retirement. Pensions, Retirement Planning, and Economics Blog: “The Tyranny of Compounding Fees: Are Mutual Funds Bleeding Retirement Accounts Dry?”. Do … Continue reading
Check out some simple, sage advice for long-term health–an excellent prescription for maximizing retirement readiness. 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? – YouTube.
Ken Dychtwald has written a very informative book titled “With Purpose: Going From Success to Significance in Work and Life.” I included a quote in this video from former President Jimmy Carter that offers some insight into what’s really important … Continue reading
Mom was right; eating our fruits and vegetables really is good for us—especially as we age. Research indicates that fruits and veggies that are rich in color may carry strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are especially … Continue reading
Retirement Planning: Live For Today, Save For Tomorrow – AARP The Magazine. A great article on maximizing retirement readiness by Carla Fried, with a short quote on page 3 from yours truly!
One of the biggest concerns of any retiree is how to avoid running out of money in retirement. Traditional advice suggests a 4% withdrawal rate from retirement savings is “safe.” But that number really depends on a few key factors.
Many studies show a strong reluctance on the part of retirees to buy immediate annuities, which are simply a series of payments (often monthly) for a certain period of time (such as a retiree’s lifetime, however long or short that … Continue reading
Common sense tells everyone that maintaining good health as we age will lead to a more fulfilling retirement. Now we’re seeing more and more studies showing how what we eat, how often we exercise, mental activities and other factors all … Continue reading
A 2007 study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association indicates that middle-aged adults who consume one or more soft drinks per day have a 48% higher prevalence of various health-related issues than adults with infrequent soft drink consumption. … Continue reading