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Financial Resolutions for 2015

Do you know what the top five New Year’s resolutions are? Lose Weight Volunteer Quit Smoking Get a Better Education Get a Better Job Number six is Save Money. Taking these actions will pay dividends and benefit your financial resolutions for 2015. Get clear goals and budget accordingly. Set specific, measurable and achievable goals and create  Click to Continue


Ten Best Places to Retire Overseas

Dreaming of retiring overseas? That’s right, say goodbye to the 9-5 job, sell your possessions and immerse yourself in a new culture and language.  Check out these retirement havens. They are the top ten best places to retire overseas in 2014. Algarve, Portugal – Atlantic coastal region, safe, beautiful beaches, medieval towns, great weather, low  Click to Continue


How to Become a Senior Vagabond

Yes, please. Send my Social Security check to this address in Greece or France or Ireland or Spain. About 360,000 Americans received Social Security benefits at foreign addresses in 2013. That’s 48 percent more than 10 years earlier. They call themselves “Senior Gypsies” and “American Bedouins”. Baby Boomer retirees are changing the way they think  Click to Continue


5 Steps to an Early Retirement

Wouldn’t you like to retire early? Of course you would! The thought of retiring from an 8-5 job and being in charge of your own financial destiny before “retirement” age is a dream that can become a reality if you have an action plan. Although there is no perfect, one size fits all formula, following  Click to Continue


3 Retirement Plan Essentials

Are you ready to start coasting into retirement? You’ve accumulated some savings, you’re ready to begin Social Security and live the good life. Sounds simple, right? In reality, tax legislation, Social Security laws, contribution limits, type of retirement account and expensive medical care make a seemingly simple process, much more complicated. The Lincoln Financial Group conducted a  Click to Continue


Five Retirement Fears Dispelled

Baby Boomers, your retirement ain’t gonna be like your daddy or momma’s retirement! Wouldn’t my dear 5th grade teacher Momma, abhor hearing that… the word “ain’t”, that is. Baby Boomers are pioneering into a different kind of retirement psychology. Our retirement will look and feel different from that of our parents. It probably won’t be  Click to Continue


Fixed Annuities, Simply Said

In years past, workers could count on monthly income from company pensions or retirement plans to provide retirement income. No longer. Present day retiring Baby Boomers are in search of that guaranteed income. Fixed annuities, simply said, are designed to guarantee income, offer peace of mind and provide protection. Nearly 90 percent of annuity owners  Click to Continue


How Do Americans View Life Insurance and Finances?

Do you have life insurance? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on retirement? How would you rate your financial well-being? These and many other questions were asked of American people of all ages by Life Happens and Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA). For the fourth consecutive year they’ve been analyzing our  Click to Continue