Don’t let ‘sequence risk’ ruin your retirement

One of the most common and significant mistakes people make when it comes to managing money during retirement is relying on “average returns.” Many individuals assume that if their portfolio earns an average return of 6% and they withdraw 5% of income in their first year of retirement and continue withdrawing the same dollar amount of income every year thereafter, they will not lose any of their principle or risk [...]

April 7th, 2021|

Welcome to Retirement! Here Are the First 3 Things You Should Know

Retirement is a major lifestyle change. In addition to deciding how to fill your newfound free time, you also need to revise your financial plans since you'll no longer have money coming in. And the sooner you develop sound money management skills appropriate to your current life stage, the better off you'll be. To help you out, we've rounded up advice from three Motley Fool retirement experts about the first [...]

April 7th, 2021|

How To Ensure A Successful Retirement

Most retirement plans dive deeply into details on the financial factors, but hardly any effort is devoted to the factor that contributes the most to a successful retirement. Since the pandemic began, however, people are spending more time than usual considering the really important retirement questions. As the pandemic forced lifestyle changes on people and made their vulnerability and mortality more apparent, surveys and reports indicated people were spending more [...]

April 6th, 2021|

Why You Should Schedule Your Annual Financial Checkup for Retirement Now

In light of the unforeseen circumstances of a global pandemic, it is now an optimal time to review your finances, diagnose how goals might have shifted and identify whether changes should be made. Given fluctuation across markets and shifting objectives, it’s become even more critical for individuals and families to review wealth plans through a holistic lens on a periodic—or better yet, annual—basis. Here’s a few considerations to take as [...]

April 6th, 2021|

Why You Should Schedule Your Annual Financial Checkup for Retirement Now

In light of the unforeseen circumstances of a global pandemic, it is now an optimal time to review your finances, diagnose how goals might have shifted and identify whether changes should be made. Given fluctuation across markets and shifting objectives, it’s become even more critical for individuals and families to review wealth plans through a holistic lens on a periodic—or better yet, annual—basis. Here’s a few considerations to take as [...]

April 5th, 2021|

How Is Your Retirement Money Invested? No Clue, Say Americans

That was true even for respondents between the ages of 60 and 67, a time when retirement is near, if not imminent. When broken out by gender, 39% of men didn’t know how their retirement funds were divvied up, compared with 59% for women. And while 35% of men said they had done a “very good” amount of planning and preparation for retirement and were fully on track, just 17% [...]

April 5th, 2021|