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9 Facts About Retirement

Retirement can have many meanings. For some, it will be a time to travel and spend time with family members. For others, it will be a time to start a new business or …

Eat Right. Live Longer.

Longevity risk in retirement is both our friend and our foe. Of course, a long healthy life sounds quite appealing. But longevity is also one of our biggest risks in retirement, especially for …

When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that today’s average 65-year-old woman …

Housing in Retirement

In this week’s episode of my podcast, I’m talking about housing matters. Because where we end up living in retirement is a big issue that many pre-retirees begin to think about. I know …

A House Divided

The latest research suggests that divorce rates in the U.S. have been falling in recent decades. Still, many people face the difficult crossroads that comes when their marriage ends.1 Getting a divorce is …

Stock Market Concerns

In this week’s podcast I’m talking about the growing concern over volatility in the current stock market and a question that’s on the top of everyone’s mind: Is this the beginning of the …

Hello and welcome to the Her Retirement podcast. I am your host Lynn Toomey, and here in my podcast each week, I talk about how to live a better, more intentional, and financially …

Whether through inertia or trepidation, investors who put off important investment decisions might consider the admonition offered by motivational speaker Brian Tracy, “Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”1 This …

Hello and welcome to the Her Retirement podcast. I am your host Lynn Toomey, and here in my podcast each week, I talk about how to live a better, more intentional, and financially …

How do you picture your future? Some see retirement as a time to start a new career. Others see it as a time to travel. Still others plan to spend more time with …

Retirement Security

This week I’m talking about an article I recently saw in Forbes magazine entitled, What’s The Future For The Retirement Security Of Women? The article is based on interviews done with participants of …

Every year, about 150 million households file their federal tax returns. For many, the process involves digging through shoe boxes or manila folders full of receipts; gathering mortgage, retirement, and investment account statements; and …