Is Intuition A Form Of Intelligence?

Shutterstock In a recent novel, I came across a brief discussion about the very interesting subject of “intuition.” It got my attention because I have thought about the value of intuition in decision making, especially in trading the markets, for decades. Many people think intuition is just a form of…

Social Security, The Dependency Ratio, And Immigration

Shutterstock Since the release of the most recent Social Security Trustees’ Report earlier this month, there’s been a recognition that 2034 will be here before we know it, and that, subsequent to the depletion of the Trust Fund, when benefits are cut by a quarter, we’ll all regret not having…

21 Things To Do in Cancun That Aren’t The Beach

There’s no doubt that Cancun Mexico is known for its incredible white sand beaches and beautiful water, but there are more things to do in Cancun than spending a day at the beach. This beautiful destination is one of the best places to visit in Mexico! Millions of tourists flock…

Now Available: 7 Big Powerful New Features in the NewRetirement Planner

We have announced this before, but it is true again: the NewRetirement Planner is now better than ever. We are VERY excited to announce the availability of 7 big powerful new features — some part of the PlannerPlus launch — a new premium subscription service.All of these new features are…

Social Security Feels Pinch As Baby Boomers Clock Out For Good

About 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day. A baby boomer is a term that denotes a person who was born between 1946 and 1964. The baby boomer represents nearly 20% of the American public.  The large numbers of baby boomers turning 65 each year could have a direct impact…

Celebrate Retirement with These Retirement Party Ideas! The Best Tips for Planning a Memorable Retirement Commemoration! Fete! Gala! Get Together!

One of the best ways to celebrate retirement is with a retirement party.  Retirement is a huge milestone and a great reason to celebrate.  Throw a party for yourself, get a friend to do it for you.  Celebrate a friend or family member with the best party planning ever! The…

Is $58,000 the Amount of Annual Retirement Income You Need for a Happily Ever After?

Contrary to what many financial planners suggest, you can live on a lot less than 100% or even 80% of your pre-retirement income. In fact, a survey by T. Rowe Price of new retirees who have 401(k) account balances or rollover IRAs found that you can live comfortably on a lot…

Despite Medicare, Medical Expenses Bite

June 21, 2018 Despite Medicare, Medical Expenses Bite Medicare pays for the bulk of the medical care for Americans over 65, but a lot of their income is still eaten up by medical expenses. The list of expenses is long. The lion’s share goes toward various insurance premiums – for…

Want To Downsize In Retirement? Problem One, Millennials Don’t Want Your Stuff

Shutterstock Baby Boomers want to move in retirement, but what to do with all that stuff? For many Baby Boomers looking to sell their homes and make a move in retirement, finding Millennials willing and able to buy their houses might turn out to be a serious hurdle. But that’s…

McKinsey Situation Shines Light On IRS Prohibited Transaction Rules

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the McKinsey & Co. retirement fund, which consisted of retirement funds for current and former McKinsey employees, held investments that gave it a financial interest in the outcome of six bankruptcy cases in which the company also was serving as an adviser,…