Category Archives for "Retirement planning"

Top personal blogs on retirement

My wife and I set up this blog to document our journey to prepare our retirement. To start this journey, it is important to get motivated by reading other people sharing their planning for retirement.

Here are personal blogs we have discovered so far. The order for these blogs are random and do not represent importance or ranking.

Retirement is a major financial fear (and how to overcome it)

Today, while I was reading in Feedly, one article from pops up in my eyes: College Worries Trump Retirement for Parents, Data Says. Specifically, this part is very interesting but scary:

Gallup conducted interviews between 2001 and 2015 asking participants to rank their chief financial fears and then divided that data into different subgroups. While retirement was the primary worry among most subgroups, for parents of children younger than 18, paying for college topped their list of financial concerns.

To us, it is true that retirement is our major financial concern.

Setting up 2017 goals

​Happy New Year, my friends! I hope that you enjoyed your 2016 and are excited about your journey in 2017. Personally, I am very looking forward to 2017. The financial market in 2016 was quite bumpy, though I've managed to increase my investment account by 40%. With me tweaking my trading plan, I am sure that 2017 would create a lot of trading opportunities.

Inspired by Retire by 40, my wife and I wanted to set up our goal for 2017.

Non-financial Goals

Improve Fitness

My job requires a lot of sitting in front of the computer and write all day. This is very common for a pre-tenured faculty member, and I do not expect it would change in the near future. With that being said, I want to find a way to release my stress and get back to shape.

Book review: “How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free”

How important, if at all, is to have more money for our happiness and well-being, especially when we are just around the corner from calling it a day by retiring once and for all? As expected, this question has always garnered a lot of different opinions and thus debate.

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor

There are numerous of books out there on the market that are geared toward aiding those individuals who are about to take a step into the retiring world. There is one book, in particular, that has been causing quite a buzz ever since it was released on the market due to the unique information that it contains: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor by Ernie Zelinski. This book views retirement from a different angle. It has already received numerous of positive reviews and has been translated to a handful of other languages; therefore, countless of individuals around the globe are benefiting from the knowledge that its pages withhold.