Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs

In many ways, running your own small business can be freeing. It means you get to set your own agenda, adhere to your own values, and not have to answer to anyone but your customers. That freedom can be a two-edged sword, however, as entrepreneurs don’t always have...

When Should You Claim Social Security?

One of the most common retirement planning questions we receive is the one about Social Security: Is it better to claim Social Security benefits as soon as possible, or to delay? As with most retirement planning questions, the answer isn’t the same across the board....

An End-of-the-Year Retirement Planning Checklist

Good news: There’s still time. There’s still time to get your retirement planning affairs in order before the end of the year—to ensure that 2014 ends up a successful, savvy year for your own long-term financial preparation. Before too much more time passes, take just...

Retiring Early: Understanding the Rule of 55

Even for those who might love their work, the thought of retiring early can seem awfully appealing—and awfully tempting. Say you were to retire at the age of 55, instead of waiting until you are in your 60s. You’d have that much more time for travel, for golf, for...