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

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23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? – YouTube

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.

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Finance Friday: Retirement Happiness “With Purpose”

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

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Staying Mentally Sharp with Fruits and Nuts

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

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How to Really Be Ready for Retirement

Probably no less than just about 40 years ago, the stereotypical idea of retirement was sitting in the rocking chair on the front porch in the sunshine. Company pensions and Social Security provided lifetime income and often healthcare as well. … Continue reading

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Retirement Planning: Live For Today, Save For Tomorrow – AARP The Magazine

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!

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Finance Friday: How Much Can I Safely Withdraw in Retirement?

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.

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