Squirreling Away Savings

Squirrels have it figured out. This time of year, they are scurrying around the woods behind our house collecting nuts and SAVING them for the future. Winter in Minnesota – where we live – is long and only the good savers will make it through. The same is true for retirement savers. The ones that save diligently will enjoy a financially worry-free retirement. It is … Continue reading Squirreling Away Savings

How Early Is Early Retirement? (New Data)

It’s a basic question, but one that I have struggled to find any data on: how many people retire at what age?  I found a chart from a University of MN study a few years ago and ‘reverse engineered’ some data, but I knew that my math wasn’t very exact. Now I came across this chart / data from a helpful website called DQYDJ.com … … Continue reading How Early Is Early Retirement? (New Data)

Health Insurance Rebate In The Mail

It was about 10 months ago I wrote my ‘first take’ on where 2019 Health Insurance premiums were likely to come in.  It was good news and I was surprised to learn that our premiums were falling by $4K from the year before.  I called it a ‘first take’, because I wasn’t sure the benefit would actually come through. Fortunately it has, as you can … Continue reading Health Insurance Rebate In The Mail