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Category: Retirement Planning

Our approach to planning for retirement and ideas for implementing the plans.

Is Social Security Going Broke?

September 13, 2019 BY

Social Security paid out more in retirement and disability benefits in 2018 than it took in via payroll (a.k.a. FICA) taxes. This has been the case each year since 2010 and is only projected to get worse. As a result, many people have become doubtful when it comes to predictions of Social Security’s solvency and long-term benefit payments. However, I tend to be more optimistic. My … Read more

Eight Retirement Planning Mistakes Women Often Make – Part 2

August 27, 2014 BY

On July 9, I posted five of eight of the planning mistakes we often see women make and promised we would be back with more. Here they are:

6. Thinking that you will only spend 70-80% of what you spent during your working years. This has always been a rough benchmark and is derived by taking pre-retirement spend and subtracting out savings for retirement and college … Read more

Eight Retirement Planning Mistakes Women Often Make – Part 1

July 9, 2014 BY

Although we are not a firm that is exclusively focused on women, we are delighted to see that so many women seek us out for our services.  As such, my colleague Karen and I have done quite a bit of work with women and have developed the following list of planning mistakes we often see women make more often than men (yes, we’ll get the men’s … Read more

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