How to Use the I.R.S. to Figure Out Safe Withdrawal Rates in Retirement

The Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) is not usually thought of as an institution that adds a lot of value to our lives — to the contrary in fact. However, a few years ago, the researchers at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College came up with a simple and…

How To Talk Retirement With Your Spouse

Share to email Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Share to google Andrea Coombes , Contributor I cover retirement and investing as a staff writer for NerdWallet. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Shutterstock If you’ve never talked about retirement with your spouse, you’re not…

Note from the Founder: Hacking Retirement

Achievement unlocked – learned to wake surfphoto credit: Sebastian ChenI read a great post by Morgan Housel on Useful Hacks — the gist of it is that anything meaningful requires hard work, sacrifice and common sense. (Also got to meet up with Morgan at the Evidence Based Investing conference last…

21 Cool Things To Do in Tulum, Mexico

With so many things to do in Tulum, Mexico, it’s no wonder that this former sleepy fishing village has recently become of the most popular destinations on the planet. The incredible white sand beaches of Tulum are the main attraction here, but there are a ton of awesome places to…

50 Years Left Of Vacation Days

One of the great parts about FIRE life is that it allows you to live unconventionally. Instead of a hurried, one week vacation, you can enjoy lazy, multi-week road trips. I’m in the middle of one right now. The Road More Traveled We left Colorado on a Saturday and our first…

Podcast: Nobel Prize Winner Robert Merton on Fixing Retirement

Episode 11 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Nobel Prize winner Robert Merton. Professor Robert Merton is a globally recognized economist and expert on life cycle and retirement finance (among other things). We discuss what’s wrong with the current focus on just building assets and why we should…

Boomer Bulge Still Impacts Labor Force

On the Web July 5, 2018 Boomer Bulge Still Impacts Labor Force A theme runs through the infographic below: aging baby boomers are still a force of nature. Created by Georgetown University’s Center for Retirement Initiatives, the infographic uses demographic data to show that boomers remain important to the labor…

The REIT Way To Invest In Cell Towers

Cellular telephone transmission tower (cellphone) antennas and other hardware are installed on the side of a high tension electrical pylon in the Silicon Valley, Fremont, California, August 17, 2017. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Excerpts from this article appeared in the July 2018 edition of the Forbes Real Estate Investor…

21 Things To Do in Cozumel: Mexico’s Top Island

There are many things to do in Cozumel – Mexico’s largest Caribbean Island. When we mention Cozumel to other travellers, their eye’s glaze over and they imagine silvery white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and an azure blue ocean. Cozumel certainly offers all of that and much more. When backpacking…

Thomas Jefferson Might Have Been Our Most Financially Challenged Founding Father

UNITED STATES – JUNE 15: 2 dollars banknote, obverse, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). United States of America, 20th century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) As the famous story goes, as John Adams lay on his deathbed on July 4th, 1826, his last words were, “Thomas Jefferson survives.”  Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case.…