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Difficult Pension Benefit Decision
At retirement, if you have a pension, you have to make a difficult decision that could negatively impact your future financial security and that of your spouse. Most people with company pension plans ...
3/6/14 at 6:02 PM 9 Facts of Life Insurance 3/6/14 at 10:50 AM
Pay Taxes On What You Spend – Not On What You Earn 2/27/14 at 9:25 AM
Reduction percentages for early retirement
Q: By what percentage would my SSA retirement be reduced if started at age 63? A: Retirement benefits are reduced by the number of months started before a persons full retirement age (FRA), also call...
3/6/14 at 9:57 AM Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, now available 3/4/14 at 1:00 PM
Do not ignore letters from Social Security 2/28/14 at 12:12 PM
A lady of leisure...
I have had retirement actively on my mind for a few years now even though I anticipate my retirement is more than a decade away. I think that is how it is and must be these days. Gone are the days whe...
2/23/14 at 10:32 AM Building toward retirement... 1/17/14 at 11:59 PM
Retirement Kyle... 6/28/13 at 8:58 AM
Should I Give Money to my Adult Child?
When I work with clients who give money to their adult children, I am always curious why. Since preparing a comprehensive budget is part of the counseling process, the topic often comes up. The adult ...
8/11/13 at 8:55 AM 5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money 4/17/13 at 9:22 AM
Inflation: Retirement's Silent Killer 4/4/13 at 11:13 AM
Target Date Funds...What I Call a Target Rich Environment
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 approved the use of Target Date funds asa default option forretirement plan sponsors and since that time, we have seen an explosion of popularity in its offering (Ta...
3/26/13 at 10:58 AM Are Safe Withdrawal Rates Still Relevant? 3/22/13 at 9:40 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Deb's Retirement...
10/5/12 at 7:17 AM Deb's Retirement 9/29/12 at 7:21 AM
It's Time To Do Your Dream
Think about the power of putting action behind your dream. To walk through the possibilities, lets start with a small dream - taking a vacation. For many people taking a vacation seems like a dream o...
10/3/12 at 2:18 PM Remain Diligent 4/12/12 at 11:45 AM
Prioritizing Preparation 4/4/12 at 11:45 AM
Tips to Retire Rich
There is an article in the latest issue of Kiplinger magazine on how to retire rich. Some of the ideas in the article are to participate in your company's 401k plan or invest in a Roth IRA, pay off s...
9/5/12 at 7:46 AM Strapped for Cash? 4/29/12 at 7:00 AM
Make a Plan 2/2/12 at 8:00 AM
Planning (or not) for Retirement
With a recent major birthday in our household, we were reminded that retirement is closer than ever. Just like planning for kids college and other major financial events in life, they come upon us too...
3/30/12 at 10:22 AM
Mo' money, no problem
In Friday's Money Savin' Mama column, I shared a few ways I found free money after the birth of my now 3-month-old son. Here are a few more ways you can claim free money that I couldn't fit into the f...
11/5/11 at 6:00 AM
Pension vote breakdowns
Here are the vote breakdowns from yesterday's pension votes, in case you're interested. SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL HB 1228: A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 4 of section 54-52-01 ...
2/19/11 at 3:08 PM Retirement bills update 2/18/11 at 9:51 AM
Autism advocates push for health insurance 9/22/10 at 9:08 AM
How Should Someone Invest For Retirement?
By: State Bank & Trust (Member FDIC) Saving for retirement. Those three words can sound scary, especially if you have a short-term goal of getting your finances back on track, as the three famili...
1/12/11 at 11:03 AM
I'm "Retiring" NOT Croaking
Okay, listen up because I'm not going to repeat this again. Ever since I notified people...friends and business associates...that I was going to retire from my present position and "cut back" on my t...
11/29/10 at 3:36 PM
Solicitor General Elena Kagan seems to be handling the Senate Judiciary Committee pretty well. Wednesday was her third day of testimony and she was displaying patience, humor and intelligence. The sen...
6/30/10 at 2:00 PM
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Yesterday we had coffee with old friends from North Dakota who are newly "ret...
3/6/10 at 8:18 AM