I’ve always been a fan of retirement calculators, but found many of them lacking. Inspired by an older viral YouTube video that I somehow just saw now, I decided to climb #calculatormountain and slog through twenty six retirement calculators. What did I like? What did I hate? And what was I doing all day while running the numbers? Stop in and see.
Hanging around personal finance blogs, forums, and websites, you may get the impression that everyone is doing financially better than you are. Recent backlash around a Fidelity report that you should have twice your income saved by 35 got me thinking about how to evaluate financial advice you read online, productive and unproductive responses to advice you don’t like hearing, and what a path forward might look like.
We’ve all likely heard of the Trinity study – the study that led to the 4% rule, or having 25 times your expenses saved. But have you actually read the Trinity study? Did you ever wonder how it applies to women, or early retirees? And have you heard of William Bengen, the financial advisor who laid the groundwork for the Trinity study? Well you’re in for a treat today.
As I’ve read through my fellow personal finance blogger net worth statements recently, I’ve noticed one thing they all have in common. They’re all down for the month. Given this, I thought it was the perfect time to introduce you all to my top tip for dealing with a down market. I call it my […]
In honor of International Womens Day, I’m participating in an awesome collaboration of women who rock their money. Check out my number one must-know piece of money advice.
Yesterday, the stock market had its worst one-day point decline ever. Read this to see why it wasn’t really the markets worst day, and some wisdom on downturns from the worlds best investors.