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Retirement

When is the right time to start saving for retirement?

When is the right time to start saving for retirement?

The best time to start saving for retirement is yesterday; the second best time is today. The worst time is putting it off till tomorrow. If you are young and wondering when to save for retirement, it might seem so far away that putting money away now seems premature....

Five things need to know about retirement planning in Tampa, FL

Five things need to know about retirement planning in Tampa, FL

Whether you live in Florida now or elsewhere, you might be thinking of retiring in Tampa. And why would you not? Tampa is in a beautiful part of the state. It is close to the beach, and there is plenty for you to experience and enjoy.  Hopefully, you have been...

How should I save for my military retirement plan?

How should I save for my military retirement plan?

Retirement planning as a U.S. armed forces member is slightly different than for those in the civilian sector. This is because armed forces members are eligible to retire after 20 years of service, which means they can retire much younger than the average worker in...

Retirement planning isn’t for sissies

Retirement planning isn’t for sissies

The process of actually planning to retire is not easy, but going into retirement with no formal written plan or quasi-plan makes the golden years a lot more complicated and unpredictable.  It can all be a bit overwhelming, both financially and emotionally.  For 40-50...

Can you get a car financed if you are retired?

Can you get a car financed if you are retired?

Typically, when applying for a car loan, financiers will consider your down payment, income, and credit score. However, if you are retired and do not have an active income source, you may be wondering if it is possible to get a new car financed. In short, it is...

Three big mistakes to avoid when estimating retirement expenses

Three big mistakes to avoid when estimating retirement expenses

Saving for retirement can be a challenging process. Not only is it difficult to leave enough room in your budget to set aside money each month, but it is also challenging to simply calculate how much you need to save to reach your goals. There are plenty of things to...