You understand the value of setting financial goals. Goals serve as stepping stones to achieving your dreams. Saving for retirement is a top priority for many people since some analysts suggest you may need as much as $1 million to retire comfortably.
The creative team for real estate developers came up with the term “the golden years” in 1959 as part of a pitch to sell homes in the nation’s first large-scale retirement community.
As retirement approaches, many couples start thinking about moving. Nearly two-thirds say they plan to move or will move when they retire. Retirees consider moving for several reasons, including the financial benefits (smaller house) and to be closer to family (grandchildren, in particular). However, moving can get expensive and complicated.
How do you talk to your adult children about your financial plans and future health-care needs? Both you and your children may view this type of discussion as uncomfortable, awkward, or even confusing. It can be difficult, but putting it off only makes matters more complicated later.
Life insurance policies and annuities can be helpful in providing extra protection and income for you and your family. But you can also increase the value of these benefits with certain tax advantages that each insurance solution provides. Here are some ways that life insurance and annuities provide you with tax benefits.
Everyone knows the benefits of a good night’s sleep. But when your mind is on money, sometimes it’s hard to sink into slumber. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans occasionally experience sleep problems due to financial woes.
Have a new college graduate? Give your loved one the gift of financial readiness.
Paying for health care in retirement is not an easy task. Despite rising costs and increasingly complex coverage requirements, you can take steps today to help ensure you’re not struggling tomorrow. As you explore your own retirement planning and health-care expenses, here are some facts to keep in mind:
Have you made up your mind on just about everything, even before you know what it is? For instance, when you meet someone, is your opinion of the person formed from the first impression? Or, when you hear a political argument from the other side, is your mind opened or closed? Are you able to concede the “good points” the other side make, or do you dismiss the whole argument?
Making investment decisions has never been an exact science, nor is the process the same from one individual to the next. There are many variables that need to be factored, both from the standpoint of your individual situation and in the consideration of specific investments.