How to Handle Debt in Retirement

Debt can make it difficult to live off of a fixed income during retirement. Use these strategies to pay it off and improve the quality of your retirement.

Carnival of Personal Finance

We’re pleased to be included in the Carnival of Personal Finance this week. Check it out!

Carnival of Personal Finance

We’re pleased to be included in the Carnival of Personal Finance again this week. Check it out!

Timeless Truths from Scott Burns

Nice article from syndicated columnist Scott Burns, Timeless Truths Serve as Beacon for Investors. I’ve been writing a newspaper column since January 1977. That’s 33 years, 29 of them for syndication. It has definitely not been the same year repeated 33 times. But there are patterns. And there are rules. There are things that you need to do if you …

How much is a trillion?

Wonderful graphic that blows the mind. The politicians and the press throw around trillons like it t’aint no big thing. Guess what! Download the PowerPoint and prepare to be stunned. For those of us who speak, this is an excellent example of making numbers come alive for your audience, which is what the blog post is really about. But everyone …

Can You Have Too Much Home Equity?

The conventional wisdom used to be: Pay off your mortgage as soon as you can. Retire with a paid for home. Some personal finance writers still believe that. I used to believe it too, but not any more. No debt is as bad as too much debt. I used to be a zero-debt advocate, but now I think zero debt …

10-25-2006 – Items of Interest to Family CFOs

This short paper, “Will Reverse Mortgages Rescue the Baby Boomers?”, from the Center for Retirement Research, gives a wonderful explanation of reverse mortgages and how they can be used to tap equity in your home without selling it. It also explains the limitations and the risks. The best part is, the CRR is totally unbiased. They are academics looking at …