Tag: Social Security

Hearing the Two Words in “Social Security”

Sometimes we use a combination of two words together frequently enough throughout our everyday language that the two essentially become one; we cease to hear the two words as words on their own, and instead hear the two words as a single amalgamated word. It’s a case of near portmanteau-hood. When […]

Hey Baby Boomer: a Simple-Math Slight Reprise, with Happier Math this Time

It’s always with a bit of trepidation that I put into the general world out there a bunch of specific numbers about how much it takes to retire. Others apparently are not (see, e.g., Lee Eisenberg’s The Number and its ilk, though, if memory serves, Eisenberg teases more than steps on […]

The Simple Math: Hey, Baby Boomer, How Much Money Will You Need When You Retire?

Many of us baby boomers are lucky enough to have parents in their 80s and 90s. Many of those folks retired when they were in their 60s, which means that many of them have had 30-year-plus retirements. During this time many of those folks have had the pleasure, brought to […]

It’s the Least I Could Do — A Meditation on Aging Parents

As many of you know, I am fortunate at the family level in that everyone in my immediate family is still married to the first person they married — something which is not all that common, eh? In my parents’ case, that means they’ve been married to each other for […]

The Decades Leading up to Retirement: Where Should You Be?

Recently I’ve had several conversations with 30-somethings looking to me for help in improving their overall financial health. Happy feelings ensued. It’s every financial planners’ delight, I say to them, to see people your age smart enough to be getting into action on improving their overall financial health with the help of […]