Key Retirement Dates You Should know

Key Retirement Dates You Should know

Although we think of retirement as a specific point in time, it is really a process with key retirement dates that begin just before age 60 and end just after you turn 70. Understanding what those milestones are is vital in determining when you can retire and what...
Retirement Income Planning

Retirement Income Planning

I’ve written about retirement income planning before, and at first glance it should be pretty simple. The idea of figuring out what expenses you’ll have and then lining up your sources of income and funds seems straightforward. In many instances though, it’s not, and...
Thinking About Risk

Thinking About Risk

When it comes to our own personal financial plans, we tend to think of risk as a bad thing. You avoid things that are risky, and the safer a plan is, the better. But risk is foundational to finance. Risk is a key driver of interest rates and investment returns and...