Posts by Matt Roop

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement?

Choose the correct phrase to complete this analogous pair: A mortgage is to retirement as water is to Ice Rain Oil The correct answer is C: a mortgage is to retirement as water is to oil. A mortgage doesn’t mix with retirement just like water doesn’t mix with oil. Did you just have a flashback…

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Building A Retirement Lifestyle You Love

I don’t have 20/20 vision. I can’t see my alarm clock each morning, and I can only read something if I have it nearly pressed against my face. A person who approaches me resembles a blob and I am more likely to trip over anything left on the floor. But with my glasses, my vision…

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Should You Continue To Work After You Retire?

I often think about retirement like renovating a home. You know that, in the long run, you’re going to get exactly what you want out of it. It’s going to be perfect – and unlike anybody else’s. But during a home renovation process, you might run into some roadblocks. You and your partner might not…

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How Should I Save For Retirement?

Your retirement savings strategy is a really important part of retirement preparation. Although it may seem like “just saving” using a workplace retirement account, or a target date fund based on your retirement timeline, makes sense – your unique goals are likely better served by a carefully constructed plan. Not all savings vehicles are created…

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Saving For Retirement

Saving for retirement is like solving a Rubik’s cube: strategic, obtuse, and (once it’s finally solved) satisfying. Similar to saving money, there are multiple ways to solve a Rubik’s cube giving the player various avenues to get it right. Saving for retirement can be thought of in this way. There are systems set in place…

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How To Design Your Ideal Retirement Lifestyle

Your retirement lifestyle is like a blueprint, each line, curve, and structure customized to meet your requirements. The possibilities for your retirement are only limited by the design you give it. How will you design your retirement? I’d like to give you some sample templates to get your imagination churning. These ideas will provide you…

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