Underestimating Retirement

The financial planning industry has overplayed the marketing line ‘what’s your number.” I am referring to how financial literature and commercials primarily focus on having a particular asset value (i.e. one million dollars) and once you reach that mythical dollar amount you can have a successful retirement. Continue reading

How do I know when to retire? (part 2)

Part 2: Three reasons to retire as soon as possible

How do you decide when to retire? In part one of this topic, we saw that the more important question is not, “When can I retire?”, but, “When is the best time for me to retire?”  We reviewed three reasons why you might want to delay retirement past the time when many of your coworkers have left the workforce. Continue reading