Life Planning vs. Retirement Planning

Life Planning vs. Retirement Planning

In the past, the transition to retirement has been viewed solely as an economic event. As a result, the focus of retirement planning has always been on building a nest egg. In The Late-Start Investor, author John Wasik recommends discarding this obsolete view in favor...
Cut the Clutter – Fatten Your Wallet

Cut the Clutter – Fatten Your Wallet

By Melissa Tosetti When you walk into your home after a long day at work, do you: Immediately feel the stress of the day melt from your shoulders or… Cringe at the piles of clutter creeping out from every corner, cower from the piles of unfolded laundry and tremble at...
The Art and Science of “Smarter” Spending

The Art and Science of “Smarter” Spending

Although a number of studies have focused on the effect of income on happiness, Elizabeth Dunn, a social psychologist at the University of British Columbia, also wanted to understand the effect of spending choices on happiness. For example, previous research clearly...
Encore Careers

Encore Careers

Sponsors of the MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures “Encore Career Survey” estimate that between 5.3 and 8.4 million Americans, between the ages of 44 and 70, have already launched “encore careers”—positions that combine income and personal meaning with social impact....
Reflect on Your Money Memories

Reflect on Your Money Memories

Our attitudes and beliefs about money have their roots in value-laden messages we have picked up along life’s journey. These money messages are not only clothed in the words of others, but in their actions as well. The following paragraphs include a series of...