Articles in "2017 March":

When Should I Retire?

  Michael Lynch     Tue Mar 21 09:15:00 EDT 2017 

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Retirement is the great unknown, and much to everyone’s chagrin, there are no cut-and-dry answers to most of our biggest retirement questions: when should I retire, and how much money do I need? The answers are different for everyone, and they are much more nuanced than coming up with a set age and amount. But, clients still ask these questions, and financial advisors still need to find a way to respond. I’ve addressed the “magic number” question in the past, but for the “when?” question, I suggest using a three-tiered approach: fiscal, physical, and psychological.

How the Sharing Economy Can Impact Retirement

  John Diehl     Tue Mar 14 14:30:00 EDT 2017 

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It’s crucial for financial advisors to know what emerging trends are changing the industry and how those trends might affect their clients. The sharing economy phenomenon—the upsurge of community-based online services such as TaskRabbit, Airbnb, Yelp, Lyft, etc.—is a topic that could be particularly pertinent to retirees, even though you might expect the older generation to be a little more wary to embrace such innovations. The ability to participate, as both a consumer and a provider, in economy-sharing resources has the potential to change the face of retirement as we know and envision it today in three important ways: