A 20-step guide to a horrible retirement

2019-04-07

There’s an abundance of advice on how to plan for retirement. Oh, it’s good advice. But it’s also a bit complicated, often requires discipline and always necessitates actually doing something. And let’s face it: Who needs advice? Who wants to actually do something? Here are 20 ways to ignore theRead More →

How your company may be hurting your retirement savings

2019-03-31

Auto-enrollment introduces millions of Americans to the concept of saving for retirement — but it’s not enough of a good thing. More companies are implementing automatic enrollment, in which new employees are signed up for a retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), when they start their jobs. TheRead More →

Watch out for these 10 ‘retirement killers’

2019-02-23

There are plenty of things that can ruin a person’s retirement plans — divorce, illness, job loss, overspending. Some leave a retiree with a lifetime of regret. A recent study has revealed for the first time the 10 biggest causes of financial regret among those who have retired or areRead More →

How to make retirement romantic

2019-02-14

When Fritz Gilbert retired, he and his wife, Jackie, a stay-at-home mom, knew there would be adjustments. But they wanted to make the most of this next phase of their life, so they used an “activity jar.” Each week during the year leading up to his retirement, the two wouldRead More →

10 retirement lessons from a retired retirement pro

2019-01-25

For the better part of 40 years, I spent a great deal of time helping thousands of workers prepare for retirement. We ran seminars for workers and spouses on topics like retirement income, insurance, lifestyle, relocation and more. I think it’s fair to say that, if someone took advantage ofRead More →