Monthly Older Posts: November 2021

Are you CELEBRATING the new high-water mark for your portfolio?

I set December 1 to November 30 is my “calculation year.” On the morning of December 1 I’ll calculate and find our Safe Spending Amount for 2022 (SSA; see Chapter 2, Nest Egg Care [NEC]). That will be a very good day. Patti

How much more will you pay for Medicare Premiums in 2022?

Those of us on Medicare pay Part B (medical insurance) and Part D (prescription drug) premiums directly to Medicare. If you receive Social Security like Patti and me, your premium is deducted from your gross Social Security benefit. This post describes the premium increases you’ll

Is my choice of 85% stock mix risky?

I’ll rebalance back to my design mix in the first week of December. I want to review my choice, since the math has changed slightly as I described in last week’s post. I will now apply my choice of mix of stocks vs. bonds

Do you have too low mix of stocks for your retirement portfolio?

This is a good time of the year to reassess your choice of mix of stocks vs. bonds. The purpose of this post is to convince you: you should not have less than 75% mix of stocks for your total retirement portfolio. The safety

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