Throw Away the Retirement Calculator


Talk about having a bad day. I just plugged numbers I’ve compiled about the average income and savings of Americans nearing retirement into one of those online retirement calculators. It suggested, among other encouraging ideas, that I increase the rate of return on my investments to around 30% and delay retirement until I’m 108!!

Important Tips for Moving Abroad in Retirement


1. There’s never a “perfect” time for your big move.

2. Avoid “analysis paralysis.” It’s OK not to know everything.

3. Being fluent in another language is admirable. Being functional is enough (and much more attainable).

How to Find Affordable Health Care


Despite being part of the national conversation for years, achieving the goal of affordable health care in the U.S. has remained elusive. According to eHealth’s Health Insurance Price Index Report, in 2016 the average monthly premium for family coverage was $833 and the annual deductible for family plans averaged almost $8000. Ouch!!.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Your Retirement Planning


Retirement is not a one size fits all. While the whole idea of retirement planning escapes many of us, even a well designed strategy can unexpectedly go sideways. We had what we thought was a solid plan for our golden years until the Economic Tsunami...

What Are the Best Places to Retire?


There are lots of articles written about the best places to retire. Most often their focus is on the United States, and the topic may be the best states to retire, or the best city, or best small town. Occasionally you’ll find a story on the best countries to live in, featuring locations like New Zealand, Australia, and Switzerland.