Retiring securely often boils down to having confidence in one's level of savings. And while there's no magic number that guarantees you won't spend down your nest egg too quickly, it stands to reason that the more you have saved, the greater your odds of maintaining an income stream for life. But there's another factor that can influence seniors' attitude about retirement: their health. In fact, new data from the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows a solid connection between good health and retirement confidence. As per a recently released study, 60% of near-retirees who are confident going into their golden years consider themselves to be in excellent or good health. The same holds true for 46% of current retirees whose health is strong. Seniors who aren't in good health, by contrast, are more likely to have trouble managing their money in retirement. IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. Of course, you can't snap your fingers and magically arrange for years of good health going forward. … [Read more...] about Good Health and Retirement Confidence Go Hand in Hand, Data Shows
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It’s been four years since their last album and much has changed in the world of Manic Street Preachers . David Owens meets the band as they release their new album Resistance Is Futile. There's a cloud hanging over the Manics and it’s not just because of the rain that’s beating a path from the grey, slate scratched sky on the outskirts of Newport. This is Wales after all, as wet as a country can get without officially being declared part of the sea. Close to civilisation but through winding lanes and hedgerows, and at the head of a valley, there lies Manic Street Preachers’ new home Door To The River. While the name of their former studio Faster, which they departed in late 2016, bristled with the furious polemic of the song it was named after, Door To The River breathes in a lung full of country air. It’s not quite Last Of The Summer Wine with James, Nicky and Sean recast as Compo, Clegg and Foggy, but it does see the middle-aged, former firebrands … [Read more...] about Manic Street Preachers on new album, new studio and turning 50
SAVING for a happy retirement is a worry on many peoples’ minds – so how much do you have to pay each month to have a healthy or luxury pension? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 10th April 2018 It can be hard to imagine what your life will be like many years from now.What we can expect is that we will have a lot of time on our hands.We will most likely want a healthy sum of money that we can use to live our lives to the fullest. GETTY HOW TO RETIRE RICH: The earlier you start the better “Putting your plan in writing makes planning for retirement less intimidating” Joe Ready – Head of Wells Fargo So how much money should you put aside each month?Wells Fargo/Gallup released figures last years stating that people who had written down their retirement plans were almost twice as likely as those who didn’t to maintain their lifestyle after retirement.Joe Ready, head of Wells Fargo, said: “Putting your plan in … [Read more...] about How to retire rich: How much money do I need to save each month for my pension?