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Retirement

Podcast - Five Wants of Retirement (3:41)

By Byron Moore, posted July 20, 2017

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

The ultimate goal of retirement planning is to make work optional. The five “wants” discussed in this week's podcast are common to anyone who desires this kind of financial freedom in retirement. 

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Will my early retirement mean long-term worries?

By Byron Moore, posted June 12, 2017
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
 

budget math.jpgQ: Our grandchildren live in another state and we are seriously considering moving to be closer to them. Work is stressful and I’d love to be done with it sooner than later. How do we know if we are ready to retire early?

A: Today’s stress always feels heavier than yesterday’s worries or tomorrow’s woes.

Will Social Security be there when I retire?

By Byron Moore, posted June 4, 2017
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, June 5, 2017.
 

SSA money_dm.jpgQ: Should I plan on Social Security being there for me when I retire?

A: Yes, if you are a worker covered by Social Security, you’ll receive a monthly income from Social Security when you retire.

Podcast - Gambling with Monte Carlo simulations in retirement (2:43)

By Byron Moore, posted May 4, 2017

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

Are Monte Carlo simulations worthless for use with investment accounts? No. Just limited.

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Measuring your retirement readiness

By Byron Moore, posted April 24, 2017
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
 

broccoli and cabbage_sm.jpgQ: By my estimate I’ll have nearly $1,500,000 saved by the time I retire in twelve years. Is that enough to retire on?

A: Remind me…where in Monroe is the state capital located?

Sometimes a perfectly good question can be completely messed up by faulty assumptions.

Position, Pace and Power – perform like a pro

By Byron Moore, posted February 21, 2017
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Chess position_sm.jpgQ: Being somewhat late to the retirement preparation game, I’m trying to put as much as I can into a rather aggressive set of mutual funds so as to maximize my return. I still have twenty years or so to go, but I kind of just got started. What else do I need to be thinking about?

A: Playing the entire game and finishing well.

Two weeks ago, 111 million people watched the Atlanta Falcons play 3 really good quarters of football against the New England Patriots. Unfortunately for them, the game lasted four full quarters. And an overtime. Looking dominant in the first two quarters, and still confident after three, the Falcons allowed the Patriots to claw their way back to tie the game by the end of regulation play.

401K plans – route to a rosy retirement?

By Byron Moore, posted January 9, 2017
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Blueprint_sm.jpgQ: I’ve been at my new job for enough time that I can now participate in my company’s 401K plan. I’ve heard mixed messages about these things. But if I don’t do a 401K plan, what else is there to prepare for retirement on day?

A: When you decide to build a new house, what’s the first thing you should do – go hammer shopping?

Definitive decade: Making the most of your last ten working years

By Byron Moore, posted December 12, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, December 11, 2016.
 

vacation_sm.jpgQ: My husband and I are within ten years of retiring. We both work and plan to retire at the same time. I think we need to save a lot more money and he says we need to enjoy it while we have it. Who’s right?

A: Good question.

For many the final ten years of a career are truly the “definitive decade” when it comes to retirement planning. Here’s why that is true for so many:

Don’t settle for a retirement plan - part 2

By Byron Moore, posted October 3, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
 

Retirement Plan_sm.jpg Question: Like most people I’d like to retire some day. I work for myself. What kind of retirement plan should I be looking at?

Answer: Last week I suggested you not settle for a specific financial product just because it carries the right label.

Don’t settle for a retirement plan - part 1

By Byron Moore, posted September 26, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
 

Retirement Plan_sm.jpgQuestion: Like most people I’d like to retire some day. I work for myself. What kind of retirement plan should I be looking at?

Answer: The kind that works when the wheels fall off.

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