How Much Do You Need to Save for a Million-Dollar Retirement?

Could I retire a millionaire, assuming I can set aside $5K/year for the rest of my working life?

One Out of Six Seniors Experiences Food Insecurity

According to CNN, one out of every six senior citizens in America is food insecure, which means they either cannot afford food or have difficulty accessing food (or both).

My ‘Real Life’ May Be On Hold, But My Financial Goals Aren’t

For the past few years, I’ve been living what I fondly describe as a “temp-to-perm” life in New York City. Since moving to the U.S. from the U.K. in 2010, I’ve spent five years with one foot in each country. Even my visa can’t make up its mind—if you scroll through all the legal paperwork, you will find the phrase “dual intent.” While temporary visitors can be turned away at the border for divulging the slightest hint that they might want to make the land of the free their permanent home, my particular class of (non)immigrant has been given the federal thumbs up to spend months and even years testing the water before committing to a green card application and a lifetime of being mocked for the way we pronounce “tomato.”

Phone Calls From Parents

I periodically get calls from my mother that lasts approximately 15 minutes and are focused solely on the state of my parents’ finances.

How Your 401(k) Stacks Up Against Fortune 500 Companies and Other Stories

Three stories to start your day.

My Kind of Retirement

Deborah Paul spent 35 years in the workforce—including a stint as a grade school teacher at the age of 21, and then becoming the editorial director of several magazines—before she started to retire. In a recent column for Indianapolis Monthly, Paul describes how she responds to the annoying refrain of “What do you do?” now that she’s no longer working full-time.

Life, And Doing Money, In The New Middle Age

What if this is part of our grand cultural delusion that we’ll never get old, and that affects how we save or don’t save for retirement?

One Year Closer to the ‘R’ Word

Retirement Leakage

Sometimes you’ve got to tap into your savings.

Thursday Night Dancing

My parents weren’t at the airport to meet me when I flew across the country to spend time with them during the holidays, nor were they at their house when I arrived and tried to figure out where I’d be sleeping (on an air mattress in a storage room).