Monthly Older Posts: September 2018

This seems so obvious to me: take your Social Security early

I took my Social Security (SS) early, right after Full Retirement Age, currently age 66. That made perfect sense to me. Here’s a recent article/video that says the opposite: sell from your IRA rather than taking Social Security early. Many say, “Wait, and each

Do you have the Rule of 72 drilled into your head?

I’m not sure when I learned about the Rule of 72, but it seems decades ago. It’s ingrained now. I also have “Ten years to double” in my head, which is derived from the Rule of 72. The purpose of this post is to explain

Stocks Real = 7.1%. Bonds Real = 2.3%

I’ve shown this graph in prior posts (download full view here), but the purpose of this post is to look at this graph in more detail and to better understand the implications for our financial retirement plan. 


This is the plot of cumulative

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