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Tag: Retirement income

Why Don’t People Relocate for Lower Cost of Living?

A survey done earlier this year by Forbes Advisor found—drum roll—that people who live in states with a lower cost of living are able to save more than those who live in more expensive places. Make that an eye roll rather than a drum roll. While I love research that...

Social Security Was Not Created As A Retirement Safety Net

Strikes and protests in France over recent months at times brought the country to a standstill. The reason? The government under President Macron increased the retirement age from 62 to 64. The U.S. had a similar wave of protest in 2011 when Speaker Paul Ryan...

Look Beyond Alarming Social Security Headlines

If you are in your 50s or 60s, you may have reacted with concern to the numerous recent news reports about the August 31, 2021, annual report from the Social Security Board of Trustees on the long-term financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and...

Frugality Syndrome: Saving To Spending

I have exhibited tendencies toward pyromania most of my life. As a Boy Scout, my favorite activity was starting and stoking a campfire. As an adult, my best birthday gift ever was a flame thrower designed by my son which made quick work of a pile of pinecones and...

Where Would You Put Your Cash?

Watch this video on YouTube The COVID-19 virus. The drop in the stock market. The presidential elections. Alarmist news reports and “expert” predictions about the economic impacts of each. No wonder investors are feeling fearful. When our brains perceive...