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. The Impact of Divorce on Your Retirement Planning

    No one plans on getting a divorce, but the truth is half of all American marriages end in divorce. When it comes to retirement planning, divorce can have a hugely negative impact on your finances. In some states, couples are required to split their retirement funds with the exes, particularly if the money was earned while the couple was together. The rules for splitting assets such as retirement a…Read More

  3. Why Singles Have a Harder Time With Retirement Planning

    The Motley Fool, a website devoted to investing and finances, recently reported on data released by the Social Security Administration which noted that "non-married people face a much tougher retirement than married people do." In fact, they found that the average single person's annual retirement income was less than half that of a married person. Single retirees are bringing in less than $19,00…Read More

  4. What is Financial Planning Anyway?

    When it comes to financial planning, there are so many things to be considered. There’s different ways to create a financial plan, there’s different things to specifically save for, and there are ways to consider when financial planning is appropriate. But the biggest thing to be understood about the process is that it is ongoing. No matter where you’re at in life, taking a look at how to pl…Read More

  5. 2 Reasons Why Proper Financial Planning Is Crucial

    Before you begin thinking about how to start your retirement planning, it's important that you understand why retirement planning is so important to your future (and your loved ones' future). While this may seem trivial to you at first, surprisingly, the key components of planning for retirement run contrary to popular belief. Proper implementation of all the key components of retirement planning …Read More

  6. CD Buyer’s Guide to Safe or Safer Alternatives

    Do you have money in CDs?  Have you used CDs over the years to protect your money?  If you answered 'YES', then you will want to keep reading.  As you already know, CD rates over the years have gone into the gutter.  It has been almost ten years since CDs were a viable option for your money.  I know that many of you have held on in hopes that rates will come back.  Unfortunately, if you have…Read More