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1 year ago

Fear of Retirement

Royce Shook · The following is from a survey of over 1,000 Americans by Zety (an online Career site) · Conclusion · Fear of retirement is real. For many people, it trumps even the fear of death or illness. And like other fears and anxieties, much of it is driven by uncertainty. · Our research ...

2 years ago

And that is when the fight started

Royce Shook · When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive. So I took her to a gas station. And that's when the fight started... · After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to ...

2 years ago

Questions, more questions and finally more questions, and no answers...

Royce Shook · It’s Time to Change How We Talk about ‘Retirement starting with the word Itself. It’s been said going down a mountain is twice as perilous as going up it, and we find the same to be true for retirement planning. For the bulk of someone’s working career, it’s straightforward as pe ...

2 years ago

Thinking of Retirement, consider the following

Royce Shook · "A goal without a plan is just a wish,” Antoine de Saint-Exupery. As you approach your retirement you should consider your situation and ask if it changed due to marriage, divorce, children or career? If so, and even if not, this is a good time to examine your progress and your g ...

2 years ago

Paths to Retirement

Royce Shook · In a report issued in 2010 called Ageing in the 21st Century, a group looked at paths people are taking to retirement. Here is some of what the report says · Traditionally, workers transitioned from full- time work to full and permanent retirement. Increasingly, retirement is a p ...

3 years ago

Ideas on how to have more money when you retire

Royce Shook · Save More. Most people do not think about financial matters from a long-term perspective so they do not estimate how much money they will need for retirement, or if they do, they vastly underestimate how much they will need. The experts shy away from hard and fast rules about wha ...

3 years ago

Gender wealth gap hurts all

Royce Shook · An editorial in the Baltimore Sun addressed the issue of the wealth gap between men and women. The editorial addresses some but not all of the issues that lead to this problem. As the editorial board stated: The wealth gap, a consequence of realities women face throughout their l ...

4 years ago

Money needed for retirement

Royce Shook · How much you will need for retirement will depend on the lifestyle you plan to lead once retired. Will you travel? take up expensive hobbies? downsize? live frugally? relocate? The key is to start saving/investing early in life and do it with every paycheck. Take advantage of 401 ...

5 years ago

Facts women and retirement steps to take

Royce Shook · The government does not believe it has any responsibility to help us prepare for retirement, so it will be up to each of us to take personal responsibility to provide for ourselves in retirement. · The good news is that small steps, when taken together, can add up to great stride ...

5 years ago

Facts women and retirement

Royce Shook · Here are 18 facts from the Transamerica survey about women in retirement: · Only 12% of women are "very confident" in their ability to retire fully with a comfortable lifestyle.About 53% of women plan to retire after 65 or do not plan to retire at all.About 54% of women plan to w ...

5 years ago

Are Priorities Shifting Among Retirees?

Royce Shook · A recent survey from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), UnitedHealthcare and USA TODAY shows seniors' perspectives on aging and what concerns them has involved to include the importance of seniors connections with community and family to maintain a strong quality of life.  · T ...

6 years ago

Seniors' perspectives on ageing in the United States

Royce Shook · I wonder if this ( Two-thirds of seniors believe it to be “very easy” or “somewhat easy” to pay their monthly living expenses more than half are “somewhat” to “very concerned” about whether their savings and income will be sufficient to last them for the rest of their life.)  w ...

6 years ago

When to retire?

Royce Shook · If you are a younger Boomer or of the next generation, you may be thinking about your retirement. Many of us have these wonderful or scary ideas about when we will retire and what we will do when we retire. The first step in this planning is to start by establishing a target age ...

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