Category Archives: Qualified/Retirement

There are NO New Retirement Rules

I truly believe that there was no good old days whether we are talking about life in general or personal finances so when I saw the article titled, “7 things to know about the ‘new retirement’” I knew it was going to be terrible.  It didn’t disappoint.  I found the article on CNBC, but seemsContinue Reading

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 RetirementContinue Reading

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. InContinue Reading

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 theContinue Reading

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 ruleContinue Reading

Increasing my 401(k) Contributions to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

I mentioned about a month ago I would open my books a bit more so I can look back at my archives and understand where I came from.  In both my goals and objectives for 2011 and my halfway update for those goals I mentioned that I contribute the amount to my 401(k) which garnersContinue Reading