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"A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway."

-Christopher Reeve

Retirement is about YOU – your values, your priorities and your dreams for the future. Is there a “right” time to retire? There is – the time you determine works best for you. …

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

The growth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has been explosive. In 2005, there were less than 500; by the latter half of 2021, there were over 8,000 investing in a wide range of stocks, …

Anyone who has gone through the process of mapping out their retirement knows there can be a lot to keep in mind. Saving, investing, anticipating medical costs, and making sure you have enough …

Most children stop being “and-a-half” somewhere around age 12. Kids add “and-a-half“ to make sure everyone knows they’re closer to the next age than the last. When you are older, “and-a-half” birthdays start …

Preparing for retirement is not entirely financial. Your degree of happiness in your “second act” may depend on some factors that don’t come with an obvious price tag. Here are some non-monetary factors …

Preparing for retirement can look a little different for women than it does for men. Although stereotypes are changing, women are still more likely to serve as caretakers than men are, meaning they …

  The Surprising Benefits of Planning Future You   This year I started to really think about and visualize my future me. And because I’m 56 (57 in August), my future will more …

  Hi there, and welcome to the Her Retirement podcast. This is episode 49, part 2 of the True Costs of Retirement. Last week I covered cost mistakes 1-8. This week I’m going …

HR founder Lynn Toomey was recently quoted in a GO Banking Rates article titled, “Women and Financial Independence: A Short History”. Access the article here! If you have questions about Women and Financial …

Most of us, if not all of us women, fear running out of money and becoming a bag lady in retirement. My mother has drilled this fear into my head my entire life. …

Will Power

Only one-third of adults have a will in place, which may not be entirely surprising. No one wants to be reminded of their own mortality or spend too much time thinking about what …

Determining when, or if, you should convert your investments to a Roth IRA is an individual decision based on factors such as your financial situation, age, tax bracket, current investments, and alternate sources …