Think You’re Worried About Social Security Now?

If you are worried about how Social Security is going to remain solvent through the entirety of the twenty-first century and beyond, you may be thrilled, or horrified, to realize that the solvency of Social Security might just end up folded into the larger problem of what to do if increased automation by ai and…

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Your Nest Egg – Required Or Desired?

Are you facing retirement without your desired nest egg? One way to address the deficit is to decide that you are going to work longer or that you will retire but have a part time or side income. Of course the other option is to see if your desired nest egg is really your required…

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Caviar Wishes And Retirement Dreams

Why is it so important that you work on your mental game starting now? Time. If you are seriously starting to think about retirement, you have probably been on this planet of ours for fifty years or better. That’s fifty years of finding yourself, fifty years of building a life, fifty years of dreaming about…

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Ten Thousand A Day

Ten thousand people a day. Think on that for a moment. There are ten thousand people retiring every day in the United States and there will be for nearly the next twenty years. To put that in perspective, it’s like the entire work force of general motors retiring every three weeks, or all of the…

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A Few Words About Medical Tourism

First, a disclaimer. This article is meant only to be a general overview of the concept of medical tourism. Nothing that follows should be considered as medical advice. It is just the result of personal study of medical tourism, nothing else. I am not qualified to give medical advice and you would be foolish to…

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Why Social Security Is Doomed

The experts say that if nothing is done to fix the system, by 2034 the Social Security Administration will have to cut benefit payments to retirees by 20-30%. That may be optimistic. The year is 2034. The year when prognosticators int the twenty-teens thought that the Social Security trust fund was going to run out…

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Why Do People Retire At 62?

Even though there are a number of financial and emotional reasons to think that putting off retirement might be the wisest course, the average retirement age in the United States is 63. While rational reasons why a person might want to retire at an early age, perhaps health or personal assumptions about life expectancy, those…

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Start at Zero

So there you are, staring down the face of retirement, knowing full well that you aren’t ready. You don’t have enough money saved up, and there just isn’t enough time left to get any. You remember all those retirement planning sessions you went to at work where it was explained to you that if you…

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Living In Paradise

One of the things that many people dream of doing when they retire is traveling. Seeing the parts of the country or the world that they never got a chance to see due to various commitments. But the reality is that doing a lot of traveling can be very expensive. If you haven’t been able…

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Live Forever

I have said for years, mostly in jest, that my plan is to live to be four hundred. That way I can live to see the fruition of so many of the dreams that I grew up reading about. I remember especially wanting to see humanity colonize the asteroid belt (I can’t tell you why.)…

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