We’ll admit it, we’ve dreamed of early retirement, but who hasn’t? It’s not necessarily related to job satisfaction, but imagining how you would spend your days if you were footloose and fancy-free can be an entertaining exercise. And we know we’re not alone: the recent FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement is symbolic of the increased desire by some individuals to minimize their number of working years. The FIRE movement encourages living in a highly frugal manner in order to save early in life, and then retire with a minimalist lifestyle.
As your children grow into adults, your relationship with them naturally evolves. You love them and may want to continue to support them in various ways but, when it comes to supporting them financially, things can get complicated.
One of the biggest questions for people entering retirement is how to generate income from their hard-earned savings. Moving from accumulation to withdrawal mode is an uncomfortable transition for many. Setting aside the emotional and behavioral component, what are the logistics involved in creating your own paycheck? From which accounts should you draw and how does this affect your investment strategy?
Investment management is challenging to think about, and since much of the conversation with your financial advisor can seem like a lot to conquer, we’d like to offer some tips.
One of the hardest decisions retirees have to make is when and how to downsize in retirement. As we age, stairs can become a nuisance and as maintenance and utility expenses rise, it can make sense to transition to a more simplified arrangement for living.
What’s more, many retirees rely on the equity in their home to help fund their retirement and potential medical costs. [Read more…]