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The Retirement Playbook

Jun 29, 2020

The word “retire” doesn’t seem to inspire as much excitement as it used to. In fact, retirement confidence is universally down across all generations. This week, Granger talks about steps to take to help boost that confidence.

Jun 21, 2020

In honor of Father's Day Weekend, Rick & Granger take time to talk about lessons (financial and otherwise) that were passed on to them by the fathers/father figures in their life. Also: how to make sure you do outlast your money.

Jun 16, 2020

Withdrawing money form your retirement accounts is typically considered a "last resort" sort of move, but a recent Bankrate survey shows that close to 31 million Americans have taken or plan to take early withdrawals.  This week, Granger offers advice for those that are considering it, and how the recent CARES Act can...

Jun 8, 2020

An old rule of thumb states that we’ll need about 70% of our pre-retirement income, after we quit working.  But MarketWatch says the median percentage for a 62-year-old retiree is now about 55% … and the corona virus recession is expected to drop that even further, to 48%. 

This week, Granger discusses how to go...

Jun 1, 2020

A side effect of the recent economic downturn is that some employers are making "early retirement" offers, in the hopes of reducing expenses.  Unfortunately, these offers sometimes come far too early and with far too few zeroes attached to make them worth entertaining.

This week, Rick discusses other factors to take...