A couple of months ago, the Employee Benefits Research Institute released a somewhat depressing study about the state of boomers' retirement assets. Maybe it's just my RSS feed, but I seem to be bombarded with article after article saying that after this Great Recession, no one will ever be able to retire again. Ever. Last week I received a copy of another recent study, this one conducted by Ameriprise Financial. The actual data looks a little more encouraging to me, read my post over at U.S. News this week, "The Good News About Retirement," to get the skinny.
I'm pretty excited to be profiled along with two other early-retirees today, over at Canadian Business Online. Check out Larry MacDonald's post, "Retiring Early."
It's no secret that the earlier you retire the less money you will have saved for it. It's a trade-off. If you want to retire early you will probably have to give up a few things. When is the right time to retire? When you feel like what you are giving up pales in comparison to what you are getting in return. For more thoughts on when enough is enough, read this post at Being Retired.
A few months ago I wrote a post about why retirees shouldn't shun the stock market. It seems people tend to think of bond investing as a risk-free proposition. Not so. For a great explanation of exactly what the risks are, especially in today's environment, read "Bond Risks and How to Beat Them" And while you're at it "10 Investment Mistakes to Avoid."
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