Retirement Planning: Why Working Longer May Not Work

Based on a recent survey by The NHP Foundation, a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing, 73% of non-retired Americans aged 50 and older want to delay retirement. We’ll get to that word “want” shortly, but let’s first discuss some reasons why working longer may not be the solution to retirement savings problems. A study from …

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!! This …

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!! What most Americans …