retirement readiness flow chart

Retirement readiness flow chart

This week is National Retirement Planning Week, so I thought it would be good to give everyone a quick reminder of what it takes to get ready to retire.  Sure, saving enough money is important, but retirement is more than just a math problem.  There are plenty of other things involved as well.  With that […]

5 behaviors that will ruin your retirement

5 behaviors that will ruin your retirement

In 8 Habits of Successful Retirees I talked about what actions, habits and behaviors make for a great retirement.  But sometimes being successful at something is as much about avoiding the bad as it is about doing the good.  With that in mind, here are 5 behaviors that will ruin your retirement. Poor time management.  Legendary […]

how much you should have saved for retirement

Here is how much you should have saved for retirement by now

How much should I have by my current age? A lot of material crosses my desk in a given week, but one thing that caught my eye recently was a retirement report from J.P. Morgan.  One of the charts in the report was titled Retirement Savings Checkpoints.  If you’ve ever wondered “How much should I […]

how to make time lapse videos with your smart phone

How to make time lapse videos with your smart phone

Note: This post is part of a weekend series I’m doing throughout 2015 that is focused on fun things to do (or learn) during retirement (i.e. bucket list items). I hope you enjoy them and use them as inspiration for your own adventures. Congrats to Dennis from our email subscribers who was the winner of […]

things that matter more than money

Five things that matter more than money in retirement

  We put a lot of emphasis on saving enough money for retirement, and rightly so.  Money is important, but as I’ve said time and again, retirement is more than a math problem.  One negative side effect of our obsession with our “number” is that we forget (or never decided) what we wanted all that […]