Fifteen “Fun” Facts Regarding Paying For College

Fun isn’t a term associated with late-stage college planning. Non-Transparent, confusing, and illogical are preferable words involving this ponderous process. Most financial advisors and high school guidance counselors offer little help deciphering an arcane maze of complexities. With the opening of both FAFSA and the college application process, it’s time for some clarity to benefit…

I’m Living In A Movie Which Doesn’t Move Me…..When Is My Retirement?

Investing for your retirement is simple but not easy. Understanding staying the course and controlling what you can control makes all the difference. Reinforce these beliefs by reading our weekly retirement links. Roth IRAs are the best retirement account for your children. The Cents Of Money How retirees can best survive a Bear Market. A…

Perverse Incentives Obliterate Our Health And Wealth

The incentives found in the healthcare, food, and finance industries are anything but customer friendly. There are valid reasons why 73% of Americans are obese or overweight. Health at any size is ingrained in our culture. Americans are sicker, heavier, more depressed, and possess shorter life expectancies than recent generations. Modern medicine is a miracle,…

Talk,Talk,Talk, About Yourself Again…..When’s My Retirement?

There are two types of people who think they can predict the future. Those who can’t and those who don’t know they can’t. Reading our forecast-free weekly retirement links is a better use of your energy. How much should you give to charity? Flow Financial Planning Give your 401(k) a Checkup. Consumer Reports Some ways…

Custer Had A Plan Too

Just because it works doesn’t mean it helps. Beans are a super-food. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and other vital nutrients. Eating them helps your body function better. What happens if you hate beans like me? You won’t eat them. This is a classic example of something that works but doesn’t help. Finding other nutritious…

I’m Chairman Of The Bored…..When Is My Retirement?

Doing nothing is a strategy. Don’t jeopardize your financial future by making emotional decisions with your money. If you want to do something constructive, read this week’s terrific retirement links. Non-attachment is the key to wealth. Darius Foroux People spend less as they age because they want to. ThinkAdvisor A Bear Market survival guide for…

One Easy Way To Help Your Kids Ace Their Financial Future

Helping your child build a superior credit score offers more significant future benefits than maniacally obsessing about their SATs. Unlike the SAT, credit scores retain permanent shelf lives. Owning a poor credit score produces toxic side effects. Being unable to buy a car, home, or possibly find meaningful employment is unthinkable for most young adults….

Money Doesn’t Grow On Treason…..When Is My Retirement?

Quick Dopamine hits are a scourge on society. Your retirement plan isn’t immune. Find refuge from the noise in our weekly links. Don’t make these mistakes with your IRA. Morningstar What would it take to make early retirees return to work? Monevator Time is your most valuable asset. Of Dollars And Data Don’t let this…

Someday You Will Ache Like I Ache….When Is My Retirement?

The best investment you can make is being a good person. Cut people some slack. Using your energy to learn how to save for retirement is a better idea. Start right here by reading our terrific links. Avoid these twenty IRA mistakes. Morningstar What would it take to get you to unretire? Monevator Misleading public…

Is The Obesity Epidemic The Biggest Threat To Your Retirement?

Immobility and chronic illness don’t belong in your retirement portfolio. They’re enough curveballs lurking, conspiring to strike us down. Just like investing, focusing energy on what’s controllable works best. Luckily, we have power over our weight. Over a century ago, this was an outlier. World’s fattest man in 1890 was large enough to be considered…