When it comes to Social Security, our nation’s most important social program, I’ve got good news and bad news.
The good news is that, despite growing fears that Social Security could go belly up or be insolvent by the time future generations of workers retire, these concerns have no merit.… read the full article
What could possibly be wrong with saving like crazy, so you can retire early? That’s the notion behind the Financial Independence/Retire Early, or FIRE, movement. Yet lately, I’ve read a lot of carping about FIRE, both in articles and in the emails I receive.… read the full article
One Seattle-area marketing professional told us she has mixed emotions about the word “retirement.” To her, it brings to mind a 70-year-old sitting in a rocking chair. Her retirement will be different.… read the full article
Bianca, a flight attendant living in Denver, has flown relatively quickly into financial independence, but she’s not ready to give up her job — and she thinks many people misunderstand that about the FIRE movement.… read the full article
The shimmering waters of a Chilean lake call to the Dorchaks these days.
The American couple — who six years ago retired to Puerto Octay, a village on Lake Llanquihue, the second largest lake in Chile — say that their lives as real-estate appraisers and investors in South Carolina used to involve a lot of running around, but those days are long gone.… read the full article
Although there are countless investing strategies, the stock market does offer some near certainties.
For example, each and every one of the past 37 stock market corrections — a decline of at least 10% from a recent high — in the S&P 500 since 1950 have been completely erased by a bull market rally.… read the full article