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 […]

how to create a predictable paycheck in retirement

How to create a predictable paycheck in retirement

The number one fear of retirees is running out of money.  How can you create a predictable paycheck in retirement? Step 1: Create your retirement budget. Decide how much money you will need each month in retirement by creating a detailed retirement budget.  You can download a free Retirement Budget Worksheet from our Retirement Toolkit. […]

thoughts on losing a loved one

Thoughts on losing a loved one

Hi everyone. Sorry it’s been a bit since I’ve written. Two weeks ago today we had my extended family over for lunch at our house to celebrate my mom and brother’s birthdays. My 89 year-old grandpa was there, as he was most times when we had family get-togethers. You may remember him from this post […]