Retirement Saving for the Self-Employed

The choice to become self-employed can be a fulfilling journey but it comes with many responsibilities. Entrepreneurs just starting out are in control of virtually every aspect of their business, which includes their retirement. If you are self-employed or thinking about making the leap, make sure you prioritize your own financial future. Begin by exploring…

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A Balancing Act: Saving for Retirement and Education

How do you handle competing priorities when both may feel equally important? This is a question many face when it comes to saving for their own retirement and their children’s education at the same time. People are often told to save as much as they can for retirement. At the same time, they hear that given the realities of college costs today, it is critical that parents (and even grandparents) set money aside to help kids obtain a quality education. So how can you strike the right balance as you try to attain both objectives?

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Motorcycles, Roads and Morons

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, deaths from automobile iihs logocollisions to automobile drivers and passengers have dropped significantly from 1975 to 2014 – from 30,000 to 21,000. During the same period, deaths involving motorcyclists have risen from 3,100 to 4,300. What is significant is that the number of deaths from motorcycle collisions was 7% in 1974, but in 2014 was 14% of total deaths. This percentage has been over 10% since 2005. That is disturbing at best.

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Ease into Retirement by Becoming a Consultant

An increasing number of baby boomers who want to scale-back from their nine-to-five job, but aren’t ready to fully retire, are discovering a perfect compromise: taking on the role of a consultant. Becoming a consultant is a way to apply the significant experience and knowledge you have acquired over a lifetime of work in a productive and profitable manner. It can also help you maintain meaningful connections as you transition into a full retirement.

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