July 2019

In Defense Of Millennials

Millennials get a bum rap; jokes about avocado toast, safe places, and man-buns camouflage their best qualities. Doing the right thing is more important to them than being masters of the universe. We hear much about every “snowflake” getting a trophy. Nobody mentions their parents who gave them out. This generation doesn’t want to be…

It’s Monday Again…..When Is My Retirement?

The U.S. women’s soccer team was rewarded with a parade in NYC for their victory in the World Cup. Nobody receives a parade for saving for retirement but few things are more important. Start your plan right here with this week’s terrific links.   Will you be a retirement baby chaser? Marketwatch Should you use…

College Isn’t for Everyone

College isn’t the right track for many young people; there, I said it. Before lighting a fire to burn me at the stake, let’s look at some data: 20% of students don’t graduate from high school. 20% will go from school to something besides further schooling. 20% enroll in college but fail to graduate. 20%…

It’s Monday Again…..When Is My Retirement?

If your retirement plan is filled with fireworks – It’s time to get a new plan. Start by reading this week’s terrific retirement links. Social Security is much more than a retirement benefit. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities  How much money do you need to be considered rich in retirement? Bloomberg A bigger home…

It’s Monday Again…..When Is My Retirement?

This week we celebrate our nation’s independence. Read our terrific links and create your own financial July 4th – an independently wealthy retirement. More than 70% of Americans claim social security before turning 64. Bloomberg Annuities in 401(k)’s may cause more problems than they solve. Barron’s Nursing home costs are rising faster than health care….