Retirement Planning Roundup

by Junior Boomer on April 16, 2010

Your retirement can be argued as the single most important event that will occur in your entire life.  With most of us living longer these days, there’s a strong probability that you may spend more of your adult life in retirement rather than working.   That’s why it’s such an important topic, but unfortunately gets overlooked  by many.   When it comes to planning for retirement, you only get one shot- (kind of hard to retire twice in one lifetime.)   To help prevent making a costly mistake, I’ve asked some of the premier personal bloggers to share some of their best articles when it comes to retirement planning to hope ensure yours is a success.

On How Well You Plan Today
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“Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.” by Scott Adams

Don’t Regret and Avoid Easy Mistakes

Miranda at All Business.com presents her thoughts on the top 5 retirement regrets and how you can avoid them.

Mistakes can make you or break you in a hurry. Pinyo from Moolaomy presents7 Costly Retirement Savings Mistakes to Avoid.

What About Your IRA’s?

Deciding on what retirement accounts to use can be a burdensome process. PT from PT Money looks at which is better: Roth IRA vs. 401k.

Once you retire, you need to find a way to sustain your cost of living. David from Money Ning looks at How to Build Income in Retirement.

Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. We all know it makes sense to have stock and bonds in our investment portfolio. But what about real estate? Matthew Rasche at Real Estate Pro Articles suggests to Diversify Your Retirement by adding Real Estate to Your IRA.

2010 presents an interesting opportunity with the ability for anyone to do a Roth IRA conversion. Pete from Bible Money Matters as if Should You Convert Your Non-Deductible IRA Contributions To A Roth IRA?

Figure Out Your Needs

How much do you need to retire? That’s the million dollar question. Tom from Canadian Finance Blog tackles this question.

Jeff Rose, CFP® addresses the issue of How Much Do You Need to Withdraw For Retirement? Many retirees wonder what a safe withdrawal rate is. Here’s a good take to consider.

Miranda over at Personal Dividends asks How Does an Annuity Work? Annuities can be a staple for many retiree’s investment portfolios.

As retirement approaches, managing the overall cost of health care is important. One important tool at your disposal is a health savings account. Free From Broke takes a look the Health Savings Account Benefits.

It’s a common goal for people to want to retire wealthy but you have to have the right mindset to do so. Steve from My Wife Quit Her Job shares his Secrets to Building Wealth.

Good luck to a happy retirement!

Retirement cake for mum
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