Consider Home Sharing To Prevent Isolation And Loneliness

Unless you married right out of school you probably went through a period of time when you shared housing with people who weren’t related to you. How well that worked out mostly depended on how similar you were in values, habits, interests, and the willingness to work out your differences.…

4 End-Of-Year Planning Tips For Your IRA

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin IRA individual retirement account written on wooden cubes.Getty Royalty Free Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) have become the go-to vehicles for holding retirement assets in the United States. In fact, IRAs now house more wealth in 2018 than all 401(k) accounts. IRAs…

Fitness Update: 58

Mrs. 1500 is trying to lose a couple pounds and so am I. I’ve been focusing on cardio exercise because: Greece and Thanksgiving were unkind to my belly and butt. In other words, I was overserved. In other words, I struggle with self-control and shove food into my mouth with…

Prepare for Life After Retirement: 4 Ways to Find Meaning and Purpose for this Stage of Life

While we’re in the daily grind of working for a living, we often visualize life after retirement as happy, stress-free relaxation.Getting a little R&R is certainly important, but there is a limit to the amount of napping, puttering around the house and daytime television a person can take. Without a…

Podcast: Rick Ferri – What Does the Future of Financial Advice Look Like?

Episode 20 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Rick Ferri — CFA, author, and founder of Core-4 — and discusses Ferri’s perspective on investing and the future of financial advice after being in the industry for three decades. They address the difference between investing strategy and investing philosophy,…

How To Invest And Make 5% Return (Or More)

Source: Getty Royalty FreeGetty A few weeks ago, a reader emailed to ask me where he should invest his money for long-term growth. He had $20,000 in liquid cash to invest and wanted to secure a return of at least 5%. Well, don’t we all. Considering the average “high-interest savings…

Reducing Poverty for Our Oldest Retirees

Field Work December 13, 2018 Reducing Poverty for Our Oldest Retirees With more Americans today living into their 80s and beyond, the elderly are becoming more vulnerable to slipping into poverty. To reduce the poverty risk facing the oldest retirees, some policy experts have proposed increasing Social Security benefits for…

How to Become a Millionaire… AFTER Retirement…

How to become a millionaire? Increase your wealth? AFTER retirement? Um… No way you might say. So many retirement articles talk about how to make ends meet in retirement. And, most of us are indeed worried about running out of money and ask: “Will my savings really last as long…

Some Good News From Illinois On Public Pensions?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a press conference following a Chicago City Council meeting at city council chambers in City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)Getty Readers, I’m pausing my writing on multi-employer pensions for just long enough to address a…

Mrs. 1500’s Half Marathon – Mt. Everest Edition

To read this journey from the beginning, go to the first post. Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, giving an update to the 10k app and my progress. The Couch to 10k app made some pretty big leaps. It reminded me of what climbers go through when acclimating to Mt. Everest altitude.…