By Lyn Dippel | March 2017
While 50th anniversaries are often cause for hearty celebration, not everyone feels as celebratory about their 50th birthday. Many of us have not had an opportunity to save as much as we would have liked or had the time to do our own financial planning.
Turning 50 can be a wake-up call that there isn't much time left to get serious before it is too late.
By Mark Stinson | August 2016
It is July and Early Retiree's thoughts turn into his July trifecta - July 4th, Wimbledon, and the Tour de France. His attention turns from celebrating the U.S. Independence, to the all England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, to the world riding bicycle around France.
By The FAI Team | February 2016
You have been looking forward to this day for years but now that it’s finally drawing near, you’re feeling apprehensive. There are loose ends and preparing for retirement is feeling more like a burden than an approaching vacation.
By Mark Stinson | November 2015
Early Retiree was in the emergency room at the hospital and chagrined. His 90-year-old father, August, had just made Early the target of a joke. Early, did not want to admit it, but he was amused. The joke was rather good. August had just been wheeled into a small cubby hole of a room within the emergency room. A nurse approached, “Do you have pain anywhere?”
By Lyn A. Dippel | September 2015
Behind on saving for retirement? Anything you can do to get started will generate positive momentum. Though each of these steps may seem small, if you are consistent, these efforts will make a difference in no time at all. Here are the top five priorities when saving for retirement.