RetirementSavvy

Understanding your Social Security benefits is a Savvy use of your time. The Social Security Administration website can be a useful tool as you prepare for retirement. Beyond that, it can also serve as a useful tool during the period you spend in retirement. Previously, the Social Security Administration mailed paper statements to most worker… Read Article →

A Savvy Contributor: Jenna is a freelance blogger who is mainly focused on business innovation and breaking stories in business. She has been blogging since college where she studied marketing and has merged her love of keying stories into copy writing work as well as plenty of reading and writing for fun! Find and follow… Read Article →

Interactive Presentation: The Poor Kids of Silicon Valley (2015). John D. Sutter – Presented in a slide show/video interactive format, this CNN opinion piece focuses its gaze on poverty in one of the wealthiest places in the United States, the Silicon Valley in California. The presentation begins by noting that California’s Silicon Valley is one of the wealthiest places… Read Article →

In most families one spouse has assumed the primary responsibility for managing the family finances and planning for retirement. Although there is nothing inherently wrong with one person taking the lead on such matters, Savvy families ensure that although one spouse may be handling the day-to-day management, the other spouse has a say in charting… Read Article →

During the course of previous discussions, we have identified three general stages in an individual’s investment lifecycle: building a fiscal foundation (conducted during your 20s and 30s), accumulating wealth (occurring between the early 40s and mid-50s), and pre-retirement, the five-year period prior to your desired retirement age. During the pre-retirement stage, debt is eliminated and… Read Article →

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