Archive for December, 2014

Early Retirement

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Retirement has often been assumed to happen in our mid 60s. Early retirement is generally assumed to be anything before 65. Let’s examine assumptions about the timing of retirement as well as our definition of what retirement means. Old assumptions about retirement finance were that if you saved between 10% and 20% of what you […]

Last Minute Year End Planning

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Friday, December 5, 2014

There’s still time for last minute activities to help with your year end financial planning. Here are a few. Donate things you don’t need to your favorite thrift store. If you itemize on your tax return, the amount you can deduct is what a thrift store could sell the item for. Many thrift stores have […]