It makes little sense to retire early on a shoestrings budget that requires you to substitute your own labor for hired labor.
When your 401k-type plan allows non-Roth after-tax contributions, you can take the money out to a Roth IRA or convert to Roth within the plan. Either way works.
Early retirement is expensive when you include the opportunity cost. It’s the opposite of frugality.
There will be no Social Security COLA in 2016. And that’s good for retirees.
Staying in a job you love after you reach financial independence provides great satisfaction and the financial means for all the luxuries you feel guilty about.
Interview on personal finance site mint.com on how to retire in your 40’s.
Social Security benefits will have a small cost of living adjustment in 2015.
What makes someone retired? Is being financial independent the same as retired? What about the self-employed or stay-at-home parents?
The new myRA being created by the Obama administration is simply Roth IRA invested in savings bonds.
Consider the 401k plan as a part of the total compensation. The cost of a high-cost 401k plan isn’t really that high when you don’t stay with the same employer for that long.
The government shutdown in the first half of October delayed the CPI release by two weeks. Inflation was very low in the last 12 months. According to the government, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in September 2013 was 1.2% higher than the same measure a year ago in September 2012. The annual […]