1. Signs That Show You’re Ready To Retire In Seattle

    Retirement is something that most of us have dreamed about since our youth. Perhaps you envision traveling the country in an RV visiting every single national park. Maybe you want to whittle away your days at your lakefront property, fishing and enjoying nature. Regardless of what ideal retirement looks like for you, retirement is a goal we all hope to achieve. Here at Income For Life, we assist o…Read More

  2. 4 Milestones That Help Determine When You Can Retire

    We all work for retirement, but how do we know exactly when we should retire? Making that call is one of the biggest calls you’ll have to make in your life, especially if you don’t want to end up back in the working world. You want to ensure you have enough funds to comfortably enjoy retirement without having to nickel and dime every little thing. That’s why in today’s blog post, we’ll g…Read More

  3. Why Downsizing Is A Great Retirement Strategy (And Some Tips If You Decide To Do So)

    Is living in your large home where you raised your family starting to not make as much sense? You might have three or more extra bedrooms that have been collecting dust. You’re watering a lawn and heating a home that you don’t use the entirety of anymore. On top of that, as we age, it can become increasingly difficult to handle everyday necessary tasks that you used to easily accomplish. It al…Read More

  4. Plan for the Unexpected, Part 2

    Previously on the blog, we talked about some of the ways that you can have unexpected expenses come up during retirement that can put a financial strain on your ability to stay comfortably retired. There are things you can’t always plan for and things that can be difficult to manage. However, with proper retirement planning, there are ways to mitigate risk to yourself and your retirement finance…Read More

  5. Investing While in Retirement, Part 2

    Previously on the blog, we discussed how inflation and cost of living changes can affect how far your money can stretch during retirement. We also noted how continuing to make smart investments after you retire can help combat the effect that inflation has on your money. There are also other reasons that it is important to invest after you retire. Retirement planning involves looking at the big pi…Read More

  6. Investing While in Retirement, Part 1

    Often times, when you think about retirement planning and your retirement years, you don’t typically think about needing to continue to invest. In fact, you think about how your financial needs and goals reverse from where they were previously. You used to focus on growing your savings and investing heavily while you’re working. Once you retire, you would think that you could ease up on the in…Read More