Smart Retirement Moves You Can Make Right Now

Retirement planning has become increasingly important.  Between the changes to Social Security rules and changes to 401 (k) and other retirement plans, knowing what you need to do and when you need to do it, is essential. In fact, it's critical. … [Read more...]

So, When Should You Retire?

I bet you'd love to retire tomorrow.  Maybe even today?  Sure, there are some hearty souls that want to work until they're 85, but I think they may be in the minority.  But knowing that you want to retire, is a lot different than knowing when it's time to retire. … [Read more...]

Must Read: How You Can Get Bigger Checks From Social Security

Navigating the Social Security maze can be a real stress-inducer.  Before I continue, let me clear up one misconception:  Contrary to what some people claim, Social Security is not an 'entitlement program.' You pay into Social Security, so in fact, it's an earned benefits program.  But, knowing how and when to file for your benefits, can be quite a daunting task. … [Read more...]

Apps to Get Your Fiscal House in Order in 2016


I'm not that keen on new year resolutions. It's not that there's anything wrong with them, per se, but for me they've always been promises I make to myself...and end up breaking by myself. If you're like me and don't believe in new year resolutions in the traditional sense, one commitment that you should make in 2016 is to your fiscal health. … [Read more...]