Category Archives: Qualified/Retirement

Would Seeing an Older Version of You Make You Save For Retirement?

Would seeing an older version of yourself make you save more for retirement? I am not talking about a cartoon older version of yourself, instead a legitimate rendering using the same technology “they” use to produce an older rendering of a missing child.  Lauren Barack explores this issue in an article titled, “Saving For Retirement

Why Corey Doesn’t Want To Become a Millionaire

Editor’s Note:  I usually put an indication at the end of a post whether it is a guest post, however, considering the title I felt like notice should be moved up.  This was a guest post from Corey at Passive Income to Retire, where he tracks his progress to retire by the age of 27. In

Early Extreme Retirement Loses Its Biggest Proponent

A little over a year ago I wrote about my problems with a personal finance trend commonly referred to as “Early Retirement Extreme.”  It still remains a pretty popular post with a few comments from the movement’s most popular proponent, Jacob Lund Fisker.  Within that post and the subsequent 50+ comments I laid out the

I Don’t Understand the Safe Withdrawal Rate Discussion

It isn’t hard to find an article that discusses Safe Withdrawal rates, but I am not exactly sure why it is such a hot topic in retirement planning.  Investopedia provides a pretty succinct definition of the Safe Withdrawal Rate (which they refer to as the 4% rule), What Does Four Percent Rule Mean? A rule

Building a Personal Pension Like the Professionals

I think one of the biggest problems that baby boomers are going to encounter is transitioning from accumulation to decumulation.   At 30 I am still young, but it has to be an odd feeling moving from the gathering of assets to partitioning which assets to spend and when.  I recently read an article in Investment