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Roger Whitney

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Name:
Retirement Answer Man
Category:
Traditional Retirement
Tags:
Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE
Start Year:
2012

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Location:
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

Many people love to travel, as a matter of fact, it is at the top of just about everyone’s list of things to do when they retire. Usually, when we think of travel we think of stays in 4 or 5-star resorts and all-inclusive hotels. But what if you could find a deeper meaning to […] The post #197 – How to Take Your Retirement Travel to the Next Level appeared ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 6:00 AM
This is my third episode of the Retirement Plan Live case study. Over the past few weeks, we have gotten to know Lori as she has shared many details of her finances, lifestyle, and how she and Bruce have begun to prepare for retirement. Today we continue our journey by delving deeper into their finances […] The post #196 – How to Manage Retirement Risks appeared first on Roger Whitney. ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 6:00 AM
No matter how much money you may have, worrying about money is part of human nature. We all worry that we may not have enough no matter what our tax bracket is. Even though that is the case, I still say money does not come first when planning retirement. When planning out your financial resources to prepare for retirement, first think about the life you want, then think about the ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 6:00 AM
On today’s show, I interview Lori and we begin to plan her ideal retirement. There is no one size fits all retirement plan out there. Everyone’s ideal retirement will look different since we all have different priorities and financial goals. Listen in on this show to find some excellent resources to plan your own retirement. You’d be surprised to hear where the challenges are in planning this important stage of ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Planning for the future has many challenges and you may not know what could be a threat to your retirement. There’s something you may not have thought about when planning your retirement. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be learning about Lori and Bruce in my Retirement Plan Live case study. By studying them you will gain great insight into how to prepare for your own retirement. Listen today as ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 6:00 AM
My grandmother lived through the great depression. She was 10 years old when it started and remembers the struggle. What she went through during those years has shaped her decision-making process. She is very frugal. I can remember her saving small bits of wrapping paper when I would have thrown them out. For many of us, we have been affected similarly by the Great Recession and make decisions based on ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 6:00 AM
  I’ve been married to my wife for 27 years. That’s a long time! I have noticed that there has been a rhythm within our relationship over the years where, as we have become more comfortable with each other, we begin to become disengaged. Not disengaged in a spiteful way but simply not as focused as a team. This happens in any relationship whether it be a parent and a child, ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 6:06 AM
Several years ago I participated in an Ironman Triathlon. I didn’t win, not even close. I finished in the 77th percentile. Turns out, the winner could have started 6 ¼ hours after me and still beat me. So was this experience a failure? It depends on how you look at it. I enjoyed the experience, I loved the cycling and felt refreshed by the countryside surroundings. So for me, this ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Indexes are comprised of many companies. Yet only the top few companies drive the index. What happens if we hit a rocky patch in the markets and those companies falter? On this episode of the Retirement Answer Man, I dive into the pros and Cons of investing passively v.s actively and what might happen if a Bear Market does indeed come. How #Indexes and #BearMarkets Can Make a Bad Mix #retirementanswermanClick ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Have you ever had your identity stolen? I have. It’s not fun. It can leave you feeling helpless and frustrated as you try to prove who you are and undo the false financial claims against you. In this modern era data is everything. Your life is wrapped up in one 9 digit code, your Social Security Number. If someone were to get that number they could open credit cards in ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 6:00 AM

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