Preparing for Retirement
Strategies and habits for your future.
Plan for your retirement with insights and knowledge based on your age, your goals and your financial situation.
FIRE: Creating Financial Stability in Your 20s to Retire in Your 40s
Build on your earnings so that you can create enough financial stability to walk away from the nine-to-five in 20 years and follow your dream.
Use an Assisted Living Evaluation to Choose a Retirement Community
A good senior living community allows you to have it all — lifestyle services, entertainment, socialization, and medical care — literally on your doorstep. Here are some questions to guide your decision-making process.
Independent Retirement Plans for Gig Economy Workers
If you want to set money aside for your post-job life, you'll need to do it yourself with one of several available independent retirement plans.
Debt Consolidation: Can It Help If I'm Already Retired?
If you've found yourself retired, but still carrying debt let's explore ways to lighten your overall financial load.
Retirement Without a 401(k): What Does this Look Like?
As you enter retirement without a 401(k). You'll need to consider how you'll supplement your Social Security benefits and what other financial resources can you put toward retirement costs.
The Best Trips for Newly Retired Travelers
Here are some ways to choose the best trips for newly retired travelers.
Which IRA is Right for You: Comparing Traditional and Roth IRAs
When it comes to saving for your future, one place to start is figuring out which Individual Retirement Account (IRA) best fits your needs — a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA.
Becoming a Landlord: Is it Right for Me?
Becoming a landlord can be a great way to boost your income and build some long-term equity in the Portland area's booming real estate market. Here are some important things to know before deciding if it's the right step for you.
Business Financing 101: First Steps to Starting Your Own Business
When it comes to business financing, here's what solopreneurs need to get their company off the ground.
Money Talks: Talking About Final Wishes with Family
While it's important to discuss your posthumous intentions, it may be difficult for your loved ones to think about your passing and imagine having to deal with questions of inheritance while grieving that loss. However, starting those conversations early will ultimately relieve you and them of a tremendous burden when the time comes.
Money Talks: Top 4 Tips for Discussing Your Aging Parents' Finances
Here are four steps to making a conversation about your aging parents' finances productive without causing a rift between you.
Bounce Back from Unexpected Retirement Plan Disruptions
Even if you're on the right track, an unplanned event can interrupt those plans and force you into an unexpected retirement. Here's how to handle three common retirement plan disruptions and protect your retirement dream.