Understanding Social Security: 35 years of earnings

While many Americans have strong opinions about Social Security, and too many people falsely believe that it won’t be there for them due to irresponsible media reports and irresponsible politicians, this blog attempts to educate people about the realities of Social Security. The Squared Away Blog from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College,…

Why You Need to Think About Your Retirement Taxes Long Before You Retire

If you wait until retirement to figure out your tax liability on your retirement accounts… it’s too late to do much to reduce your tax obligation. You need to plan for “tax diversification” while you are investing for retirement. Tax diversification means having some funds in non-taxable accounts like Roth IRAs. To learn more about…

Smart Spending in Retirement… How to make your money last

Making the transition from a regular paycheck to a retirement paycheck is a real challenge in today’s low interest rate environment. A great resource to help you decide how to budget and spend down your assets in retirement is available at: https://www.moneygeek.com/seniors/resources/smart-spending-in-retirement/ Source: Financial Planning for Women