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The second annual Natixis Global Retirement Index offers a snapshot of retirement security around the world. The index is put together by Natixis Global Asset Management and CoreData and measures the ability of 150 countries to meet the needs and expectations of their retirees. It looks at 20 key performance […]
When it comes to retirement, the Europeans prove once again that they know something the United States doesn’t, according to the recently released Natixis Global Retirement Index. For the second year in a row, the U.S. barely made it into the top 20 in its capacity to meet retirees’ financial […]
Five years after the peak of the recession, Americans still have considerable ground to cover in rebuilding their finances — especially when it comes to their retirement savings. More than 58% of savers say they feel unprepared for retirement, according to the latest Retirement Mindscape report by Transamerica, which has […]
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[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mette_Marit.jpg”] For retirees hoping to live long and prosper in their golden years, the U.S. may not be the best option, according to the recently released Natixis Global Retirement Index. The humbling report places Western European countries far ahead of the U.S. in areas like health, finances, quality of […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/ngoaengaf” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngoaengaf/55723050/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] When it comes to retirement planning, the 4% rule has stood as a tried-and true method of drawing retirement income from an investment portfolio without depleting the principal of the portfolio prematurely.This rule states that a retiree can usually withdraw about 4% of the value of his or her portfolio each […]
For decades, workers planning for retirement have used a simple rule to determine whether they had enough money set aside to retire.
[credit provider=”Mark Fischer via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom_ruaat/4431626234/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] What will you do on the first day of retirement?It’s a simple question that often throws soon-to-be retirees off guard.
[credit provider=”Abhisek Sarda via www.flickr.com creative commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallynuts/4540629736/”] I was fortunate to be in Boca Raton, Florida last week at the GAIM conference on hedge funds, enjoying a 50 degree temperature advantage over NY. I had the opportunity to meet with several retired people who live in Florida either part-time during the […]
[credit provider=”Flickr via vlsergey” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vlsergey/4841295347/in/photostream/”] Jake Chesson was approaching retirement and sensed something had to change. An avid cyclist, he pushed himself hard on his bike and found himself dreading riding.”I know me, and if I’m not having fun, I’m not going to stick with exercise,” he says.
[credit provider=”Instagram/elyse33″ url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/339041199317106307_3610302″] At some point, many older homeowners think about reducing their mortgage loans or living costs by downsizing their homes.Maybe they’re empty nesters with kids off to college or starting their own families, and a big house is simply too much to keep up.
[credit provider=”Flickr via thepaperboy” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepaperboy/1488249840/in/photostream/”] There is a saying in Asia that the Vietnamese plant the rice, the Cambodians harvest the rice, the Thais sell the rice, and the Laotians listen to the rice grow. Laos exudes mellow.While the rest of Southeast Asia seems to be changing and modernizing at […]
[credit provider=”Facebook/Susan Toole Bach” url=”https://www.facebook.com/susantoolebach/photos”] Washington’s effort to avoid the fiscal cliff did not involve a grand deal that President Obama had sought, but the American Taxpayer Relief Act, as it’s called, certainly did involve a grand compromise. And maybe we can breathe easy for a while.But the new Congress […]
[credit provider=”Fox Searchlight”] Future retirees want to move to India, HSBC’s fifth annual Expat Survey showed.11 per cent of expats surveyed said they plan to retire in India, which is strange seeing as the same survey ranked India last in overall expat experience.