Top 5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Are Screwed

At 56 my mom is smack dab in the middle of the Baby Boomer generation.  For some reason, she still thinks that she’s pretty young and hip.  Her new obsession has become the weekly sales at Macy’s. I’ve tried hard to tell her that she’s getting old and needs to begin preparing for retirement, but, she somehow thinks that 50 is the new 40.  Instead my mom is busy updating her look from somewhere near 1984 into 2001.

I know that at some point reality with hit her like a brick wall, because Baby Boomers, things aren’t going to be as simple as you thought it would be. In fact, I think that a lot, okay most of you guys are pretty much screwed.  Here’s why: […]

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How I Can Afford To Retire At 40

I promised that I would share how I plan on retiring at 40, so this is it.  If you’ve ever wanted to know how a regular Jane can do this, here’s your chance.  First, we have to get one thing out of the way before we even talk about my actual plans:

Retirement does not mean the same thing for everyone.  What I plan on doing is retirement will most likely be far from your idea of retirement.

Back when the dinosaurs roamed way back in your parents’ or grandparents’ day, retirement might have meant sitting at home watching television, while knitting socks.  They might occasionally take a cruise, visit the grand kids or host family events.  That’s not my idea of retirement. […]

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Take the Stress Out of Retirement Planning

If you’re not good at saving money, saving for your retirement can be stressful and overwhelming. But don’t let the pressure get you down. There are several tips and tools to help you prepare for your retirement years. Knowing your retirement options can put you on the right path, as can a retirement savings calculator, by which you can estimate the future value of your retirement savings. […]