Retirement is a milestone that many people plan for diligently. But sometimes, the best-laid plans can be upended when life throws a curveball your way. The result? You might wind up retiring sooner than you’re ready to, which really isn’t a good...
If you don’t believe you’ll need savings of your own going into retirement, consider this: Social Security pays the average recipient today $1,503 a month, or $18,036 per year. Chances are, that’s not enough for you to live on, which is why...
Some see early retirement as a wildly irresponsible gamble, while others see it as essential to living life to the fullest. Both sides make good points, but ultimately, we must all decide for ourselves if it’s right for us based on our...
A list of things people universally dislike includes stop-and-go traffic, getting hit with bird poo, and budgeting. And, while budgeting isn’t as messy as a bird incident, it might raise your blood pressure like a bad traffic jam would. Why? Budgets force...
Search the internet, and you’ll see tons of advice highlighting the importance of retirement savings. And it’s all valid. Without savings, you’ll risk struggling financially during your senior years. Social Security pays the average senior today only about $18,000...
Wall Street’s roaring these days, picking up where last year’s gains left off. The S&P 500 is now up 33% since the start of last year, but that doesn’t mean every investment is paying off these days. There were more than 120 stateside...
Social Security provides a guaranteed source of income in retirement, but what many don’t realize is that you’re not guaranteed to keep it all. Some retirees owe taxes on their Social Security benefits, but it all depends on your income. Here’s a closer...
By the time your 50s roll around, you should be well on your way to building a retirement nest egg. But new data from TD Ameritrade indicates that older Americans are pretty behind on retirement savings, and those who don’t improve risk struggling...
Looking for a six-figure job that makes you happy in 2020, but is also increasing in demand? Front-end engineers had an average overall job satisfaction score of 3.9 on Glassdoor, making theirs the No. 1 profession for 2020 in terms...
During tax filing season, which will start any day now, it’s not unusual to learn that you botched a previously filed return. Been there, done that. Say you just figured out that you missed some tax-saving deductions and credits on your 2018 Form...