Category Archives: RETIREMENT PLANNING

When to File for Social Security Income: How Soon is Too Soon?

“Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.”  – George Burns The First Baby Boomer Kathleen Casey-Kirschling was born one second after midnight on January 1, 1946. As such, this retired Maryland teacher has the honor … Continue reading

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Has Kiplinger’s Sold Out? Bad Advice and Bias (Part 1 – Retirement and College)

“Whereas mutual fund advertising accounts for 3.8 percent of advertising revenues at the Wall Street Journal and 1.1 percent at the New York Times, it accounts for 15 percent at Money, 16 percent at SmartMoney, and 28 percent at Kiplinger’s.” … Continue reading

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Should You Liquidate Your 401(k) Early?

“I would blow up the system and restart with something totally different.” – Ted Benna, “father” of the 401(k), as told to MarketWatch.com As investors start to educate themselves about investing, many begin to realize that their 401(k) might not … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy in America (You’ll Live Longer Than You Think!)

“You’re not getting old; you’re getting ready.” -Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female competitive body builder. It’s a Fact: Americans Are Living Longer According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), life expectancy in the U.S. now stands … Continue reading

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Not-So-Smart Planning: Is “Conventional Wisdom” Threatening Your Financial Future?

My Conversation with Elder law Attorney Nicole Wipp on the Smart Planning 101 Podcast “Financial Planning Does Not Work.” – Nicole Wipp Nicole Wipp of the Smart Planning 101 Show  is an Elder Law Attorney who grew up in a … Continue reading

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BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re Busting the Retirement Lies!

“Busting the Retirement Lies makes a compelling argument that we’ve been thinking about aging all wrong… and not just financially speaking.” – Nelson Nash, best-selling author of Becoming Your Own Banker It’s Time to Re-Think Retirement! Is this idea of … Continue reading

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Universal Life: The Inconvenient Truth about the “Other” Permanent Insurance

“The insurance industry has a dirty little secret that threatens the retirement plans of millions of unsuspecting families. “The problem is buried in the fine print of universal life policies…” John E. Girouard, Forbes.com,“Retirement Disaster Looms for Universal Life Policyholders” … Continue reading

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