Category Archives: Retirement

A Lifetime vs. Forever

Dueling headlines grace the covers of the October 2006 issues of Money and Kiplinger Personal Finance magazines. Money’s cover declares “Retire Rich: How to Make You Money Last a Lifetime” while Kiplinger proclaims “Make Your Money Last FOREVER!” Which is … Continue reading

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Invest Like a Pro

From 1988 to 2004, pension plans outgained 401(k)s by an average of 1 percent annually according to a Center for Retirement Research study. Over a few decades that turns into a big difference. The basic difference is that companies hire … Continue reading

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One Year Ago

Friday, September 16, 2005, I turned in my employee ID and ended my AT&T career. When I remember the job, I remember that I no longer have to deal with tight deadlines and other work-related stress. I also remember the … Continue reading

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Boomers’ Retirement Savings

I keep reading that most Americans have way too little saved for their retirement. On Yahoo!Finance, the article Moving toward your retirement goal references a recent study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and the Investment Company Institute (ICI). … Continue reading

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Retirement Planning – Life Expectancy

From what I’m reading, one of the common mistakes people make in their retirement planning is underestimating their life expectancy. Planning for the median life expectancy could leave you broke and trying to survive on Social Security. I think it’s … Continue reading

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How I Retired Early

I dreamed of retiring early for years, but I never did any detailed planning to get here. Fortunately, my instincts were good and my income went up faster than my spending. What I did was: Know where my money went … Continue reading

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