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Retirement: What You Should Consider

Posted by Jorja Marion On Jun - 11 - 2017

We all dream of a “successful” retirement, but are you doing anything to help make that success a reality? The truth is that a prosperous retirement isn’t going to just happen. You have to plan in order to find success in retirement. As you consider your retirement options, consider, too, the following:

Where Will Your Money Come From?

The first thing you need to figure out is where your money will come from. You can practice looking for money leaks in your budget right now, in order to reduce your spending. However, you can’t just rely on downsizing during your retirement. You also have to know where your money is going to come from.

Most people assume that some of it will come from Social Security, and some of it will come from the distributions they take from a retirement account. However

Americans may lead planet in working past retirement age

Posted by Levi Dynon On Feb - 27 - 2017

Heres an interesting footnote to our recent blog post “Will retirement-delaying baby boomers hog too many jobs?” …

According to a press release from the insurer Aviva, 57 percent of Americans now plan to keep working beyond their normal retirement age. Whats more, thats the highest percentage of any of the 10 countries Aviva surveyed. (The survey, conducted last October and November, covered China, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.).

Does this testify to a resurgence in the American work ethic? Or is it just more evidence of how worried weve become about having enough money to retire? What do you think?