How to Spend More of Your Nest Egg

How to Spend More of Your Nest Egg

Sarah takes very little money out of her nest egg, so I’m concerned that her financial plan is at risk of failing. Wait, what, you ask? How can a plan be unsuccessful because a person is spending too little? Once a person has achieved financial freedom, it’s common. Here’s how. Sarah ...
My Credit Cards Are Better Than Yours

My Credit Cards Are Better Than Yours

I’ve finally found my perfect match. I now have 3 credit cards that provide me with an average reward of around 3% cash back because of how I use them. And I no longer have any fear of missing out, or unused cards sitting in a drawer gathering dust. If you buy things, eat, and travel at least a
A Kibosh on the Rainy Day Fund

A Kibosh on the Rainy Day Fund

Do you really need to have several months of expenses sitting in an emergency fund, AKA a rainy day fund, earning no real return? I have offered such advice for most of my clients for years, even while I personally don’t maintain one. If you hate the idea of having a large chunk of money not ...
Separate Finances, Shared Expenses

Separate Finances, Shared Expenses

Late-in-life marriages (or partnerships), often result in a couple keeping their financial lives somewhat separate. Diane and Joe are a newly retired baby boomer couple, each in their second marriage. Everything seemed to be fine with their “yours and mine” approach to money, until Diane ...
The Almost-Retired Entrepreneur’s Free Tax Lunch

The Almost-Retired Entrepreneur’s Free Tax Lunch

Ray has enjoyed a successful career as a therapist, and recently celebrated his 60th birthday. He decided to slow things down and work a part-time schedule. And even though he doesn’t need any money from his IRA yet to support his lifestyle, he’s going to do just that. Why? Because it will ...
Long-term Saving for the Short-term Worker: Spend One, Save Two (Part 3)

Long-term Saving for the Short-term Worker: Spend One, Save Two (Part 3)

Scott, our Hollywood writer and producer who earns big paychecks for short periods of time, determined how big his nest egg will need to be to support his minimum lifestyle in Long-term Saving for the Short-term Worker (Part 2). Now, the tricky part. He wants to get there ASAP, but he also has ...