5 Financial Risks to Consider in Retirement

Most people don’t know that 80 percent of mountain-climbing accidents don’t occur on the way to the summit – they happen on the way down, says financial expert and extreme sports enthusiast David Rosell. Although arriving at the top of the mountain is considered by many mountaineers to be one of life’s greatest accomplishments, I…

4 Retirement Survival Tips for a Volatile Stock Market

More and more Americans – 28 percent in 2013 — say they’re not at all confident they’ll have a comfortable retirement, according to an annual survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Even the wealthiest among us have concerns; 38 percent of U.S. multi-millionaires are not “very confident” about their retirement income, a 2013 U.S.…

Best Places to Retire Abroad in 2014

  By Kathleen Peddicord – If you could retire anywhere in the world, where would you go? As we find ourselves at the beginning of a brand new year, that’s a question worth asking. The very good news is that we are living in a time when it’s not only possible, but easier than ever to launch…

Mortgages: College on the House

Parents who want to pay for their children’s college education but haven’t saved enough may consider tapping into either their home equity or their retirement accounts. Which is the smarter way to go? “In an ideal world, you would not need to do either,” said Ann Minnium, the principal at Concierge Financial Planning in Scotch…

Timing the American Experience Just Right

My parents’ generation timed it just right. Born in the thick of the Great Depression, they were taught from an early age how to pinch a penny. Though they were little at the time, they experienced the sacrifices of World War II. My father was drafted and served two years in the Army during the…

Liquidating Assets To Fund Retirement

Getting ready for your retirement can be an emotional roller coaster, but if you play your cards right, you can ensure that all goes smoothly financially. While it is always a good idea to hang onto a diverse range of investments, liquidating the right ones at the right time can be a fantastic way to…