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Women & Retirement Planning: 2 Unique Challenges

Who handles the money in your household? If your home is like most, it depends on the kind of financial planning involved. A new study from UBS found that 85 percent of married women handle the day-to-day financial management in their household. However, the same survey found that only 23 percent of married are in…

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How Retirement Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

Not Your Parents’ Retirement The world has changed significantly in the past few decades. Thirty years ago, there weren’t cell phones. Computers weren’t widely owned. There was no Uber or Airbnb. Social media was unheard of and virtual reality was the stuff of science fiction. The world changes quickly, and not just in terms of…

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What is Your Income Floor in Retirement?

If you’re preparing for retirement, you’ve probably heard of the “retirement number.” It’s a commonly used benchmark to track retirement readiness. Essentially, it’s the amount of money you need to have saved before you retire.   The retirement number may not be the most effective benchmark, though. It’s a helpful target for knowing how much…

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Do You Know Your Risk Tolerance?

In an ideal world, you could save money and prepare for retirement without any risks or threats. Unfortunately, risk is a natural part of any financial strategy. There are a wide range of risks that could potentially derail your plan. Medical emergencies, disability, job loss, and more could cut into your savings and limit your…

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Do NCAA Tournament Winners Predict Market Returns?

If you’re a college basketball fan, this is your favorite time of year.   March Madness is in full swing. That means a full schedule of games every weekend, buzzer-beating finishes and unbelievable upsets. If you’re like many fans, your bracket is already a mess.   It’s nearly impossible to predict the outcome of the…

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More than 80% of retired Americans are stressed about their finances and health.  Joining them are the over  78 million Baby Boomers in the next decade.  Most are woefully unprepared.  The Retirement Peace Project provides non-commercial retirement education, planning and ongoing coaching.

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