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How much is enough (retirement savings)?

How high was your gross income when you felt able to make the maximum contribution to your 401(k)/403(b)? Is contributing close to half of my already modest income a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2012 - 15 answers

 

Can I quit my job?

Should I quit my job? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Retirement Hideway?

Anyone have recommendations on a hidden paradise to retire to in 10 years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2012 - 28 answers

give me a home

Thinking of retiring in 10 years. Where? [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Aug 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Would You Move for Better Schools?

Moving to a better school zone. Should I do it? Tough decisions concerning moving, staying put, and financial future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Not looking for a detailed plan, just a quick

Saving for retirement - the advice and calculators out there are too complicated and I constantly question my assumptions. Is there a good rule of thumb to use until I visit an advisor? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Aug 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Is it worth it to contribute to my company's 401k?

Is it worth it to contribute to my small company's John Hancock 401K, given the high expense ratios and no employee match? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm considering leaving the public sector for private. Please help me learn the smart way to negotiate employment offers and understand the real value of my current package.

I've been working in local government in a mid-level administrative job for six years. My satisfaction level is low, but the benefit package is generous (we're a small local entity contracting benefits through CalPERS), and the job is as secure as anything for the foreseeable future. Would I be crazy to leave it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

What's the long term & retirement like for freelancers?

What is the long-term freelancer outlook like? Where "long term" equals 10 years in until retirement? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Retirement fund fun!

My 401(k) has changed - any financial gurus able to explain how I am going to be affected? [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Jun 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Early retirement account withdrawal

Need to pay off upcoming credit card bill. Can I use any of my retirement accounts to pay them off without incurring any fees? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Jun 11, 2012 - 5 answers

retirement kung foo ideas

I'm retiring after 35 years in 6 months.Any suggestions on good sites for retirement talk, hobbies,vocations etc...thanks
posted by malhaley on May 8, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm Partial to the Salmon and Shrimp Flake, Myself

Inspired by this post about retirement savings, I'm using my question to ask something I've always wondered about: where did the trope about senior citizens eating cat food come from? [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo on Apr 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Working around the world, how to plan for retirement?

My job is contract based, and tends to lead me around the world. How does one plan for retirement with such a job? [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Australian with US investments

What sort of things should an Australian living in Australia know about owning an investment (e.g., an index fund) in the USA? The investment would be part of a retirement fund that has a low (15%) tax rate in Australia.
posted by Joe in Australia on Apr 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Two Careers & Retirement

Three questions: (1) How many current civil service employees are also reserve/national guard members, (2) How many current civil service employees were also active duty military service members, and (3) How many of both groups retired from the military? I've been to DOD, the Census, OPM ... I'm not having much luck.
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Social Security retirement benefits question

Need help navigating the tedious Social Security retirement benefits maze for my mother. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Feb 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Living the good life in 2029

[Brainy accountant-type filter] 37yo expat Canadian has a public service pension plan and too many options! [more inside]
posted by superfish on Jan 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Oh god. Another RRSP post.

Canadian RRSP filter: Does the Home Buyers Plan actually make sense? Can you crunch the numbers on my behalf? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Jan 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Where do fashionable women in their 60s shop?

My retired 60-something mother is a bit too fond of turtlenecks and "mom jeans". I'd like to steer her toward labels and stores that will be more flattering. I'm looking for something similar to Lucky Jeans or Ann Taylor, but for older women. What do you recommend?
posted by klao on Jan 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Service Purchase for Retirement

I work for a public library and have 18 years of service. I can retire with full benefits at 30 years. I have the option of paying the state a lump sum of $10,000 to service purchase my four years in the Marines. This means I can retire earlier. I have to think this has to be worth it. It will put a dent in my 401k but to retire at 51 rather than 55 seems like a hell of a good deal for $10,000. Thoughts?
posted by zzazazz on Jan 4, 2012 - 19 answers

Help my old man enjoy his golden years...

My dad is retired, 78, pretty on-the-ball - but he's a little depressed about his waning years. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Dec 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Is there a benefits to keeping money in a 401k account after the job is terminated?

I have $1000 in a 401k from a job at which I no longer work. The Personal Rate of Return right now is at -40%. Should I still roll this out into an IRA account or is there a benefit to keeping it in that 401k account?
posted by elif on Nov 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Has your retirement account taken a hit like mine?

I just checked my retirement account. Last year, I lost about 7% of the total after ten years of contributions. Is this happening to everybody? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Oct 8, 2011 - 20 answers

How to best buy bonds for a retirement portfolio?

How do I pick bonds for the bonds portion of a retirement portfolio? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Oct 6, 2011 - 10 answers

What did Clark Howard say about lifecycle funds?

Clark Howard fans--If you watched last week's show, what was his advice on diversification with lifecycle mutual funds? [more inside]
posted by parkerjackson on Oct 3, 2011 - 2 answers

What's the best way to save for retirement as a freelancer?

What's the best way to save for retirement as a freelancer? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Sep 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Where do older expatriates live?

Does anyone know of a place where expatriates live that's cheap, has good weather, and most importantly has other expats over 60 living there? To clarify 'cheap', Mexico sounds a bit too pricey for my resources. [more inside]
posted by nickji on Sep 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Where, oh where did my retirement go?

How do I find my old retirement account? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

What should my older outdoorsy dad do to void loneliness over the winter?

What can my divorced older parent do to get away from home and avoid loneliness, particularly in the winter? He likes eating and the outdoors, but isn't religious. A warm spot with built-in company of some type would be ideal. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Sep 13, 2011 - 20 answers

How to get 401K money back from former employer when you also need good recommendation from them during your job search?

How to get 401K money back from former employer when you also need good recommendation from them during your job search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 25 answers

Curl up and die or get COBRA?

Do I retire and just quietly die? Or can I get health insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Where to start investing at 45?

My boss is a 45 year old director who has never bothered to invest or start a portfolio. Where should I have him get started? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Aug 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Stocks and bonds and downgrades... oh my.

What is the most prudent way to reallocate one's 401(k) in light of the US downgrade and recent market crash, assuming one has a moderate number of years until retirement and wishes to get a return on investment greater than the typical return of money market funds?
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Aug 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Which is worse - less savings or more debt?

Should I cash out my IRA to significantly reduce my credit card debt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for Roth IRA recommendations.

I'm looking for recommendations on where to open a new Roth IRA. Looking for something with low fees and index funds. I could put in a chunk of cash if need be, but it would be great to find one with no minimum if I commit to a certain amount per month. Who have you all been happy with when it comes to customer service and ease-of-use?
posted by emily37 on Jul 5, 2011 - 14 answers

What is a reason that a Roth IRA is be better to put money into if I'm not maxing out my 401k?

What is a reason that a Roth IRA is be better to put money into if I'm not maxing out my 401k? [more inside]
posted by elif on Jun 30, 2011 - 23 answers

Urban retirement

Best cities to retire in in the northeastern US? Must be affordable, walkable, drivable, safe, and welcoming to older adults. [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Jun 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Can a US citizen retire to Canada?

The earliest I could possibly retire is about 15 years away and I've been thinking about retiring in Canada somewhere. The catch: I'm a US citizen and I don't currently live or work in Canada. Am I kidding myself? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I reduce CPP payable on my taxes?

Quirky Canadian tax question - what's the long term impact of reducing CPP payable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Are there any retirement calculators that aren't super-simple?

Are there any retirement calculators that aren't super-simple? I'm specifically looking for a retirement calculator that would look sort of like multiple calculators where you could put in an age-range, and then all the normal inputs (starting age, starting retirement principal, income, income increase % year over year, % saved for retirement, etc). [more inside]
posted by mbatch on Mar 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Help with an average joe flag retirement?

I'm familiar with flag retirement ceremonies conducted by uniformed organizations such as the Boy Scouts. What can I do to have the best flag retirement ceremony conducted by a group of patriotic but yet-unorganized citizens? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Mar 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Retirement Should Not Be This Hard

Please help me help my mother's retirement crisis from across the country. [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Feb 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Retirement Plan Due Diligence?

I'm going to be a part of a due diligence team speaking to the Manhattan financial services firm that manages the retirement plan for a mid-sized company. What should I know before going in? What should I listen for? What should I ask? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Dec 13, 2010 - 10 answers

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now....

How can I get a handle on saving for retirement? Where do I even start? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Oct 27, 2010 - 14 answers

No Book Burning Clubs, Please

Help my mom find her social bearing in the South. [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Oct 18, 2010 - 13 answers

One Time Special IRA Deal For You This Year Only

2010-Only-IRA-Filter: Should I roll my Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by Fiat124 on Sep 3, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I vet a rest home by remote?

I have to put my mother into a care facility (and wow, they're expensive!). How do I thoroughly check out whether or not one will be good for her before allowing my mother anywhere near the place? I live about 2 hours away and plan to check it out but want to do as much legwork as I can beforehand. Thanks for the help.
posted by miss lynnster on Aug 23, 2010 - 17 answers

Best data/ network security cert for a retiree

What technical education or certifications, especially in data or network security, would allow my tech-savvy dad to earn some extra money in retirement? [more inside]
posted by Clambone on Aug 17, 2010 - 2 answers

where should my mother retire to?

I'm trying to help my mom pick a new city to move to, with various specific criteria ... [more inside]
posted by mkuhnell on Jul 18, 2010 - 19 answers

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