Monthly Archives: February 2008

Recessions and retirement savings

So what happens when the economy hits a bump and some of the luster comes off the nation’s financial outlook?  Do people modify their behavior so that they can still save for retirement or do they just worry more because it’s something that they’re increasingly unable to do. If what’s happening with retirement accounts is […]

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Communing with late stage retirement

I just spent the last week getting in touch with what life feels like at the end of retirement. The flu set in and I spent my days just hoping for the next to be a little less painful. And it made me think that I don’t want to be spending my retirement isolated in […]

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Is that a nest egg you’re living in?

As the housing market does a nose dive in certain areas of the country and analysts suggest that we’re not yet through the worst of it as adjustable rate mortgages continue to reset, many people nearing retirement are getting a bit more anxious.  Somewhere around 50% of Americans are counting on their home as a […]

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Retirement planning and its many guises

In the months and months we’ve been working away, we’ve had the opportunity to check out a lot of different online tools aimed at helping consumers come up with a plan, or at least a calculation, for retirement. Boulevard R is continually refining our calculations so that they’re increasingly accurate and customized. We’re using a […]

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A gift that pays dividends

Of all the different kinds of gifts, the one that Boulevard R aspires to give to everyone who uses our application is the gift of financial knowledge. We live in a society where most Americans have received very little in the way of education on personal finances. Research by Annamaria Lusardi and Olivia S. Mitchell […]

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Smoothing the boulevard to retirement

We got some nice press today from the good folks over at FiLife.com. Kristen, who covers the retirement planning and investing beat, wrote up a thoughtful piece on what we’re up to. She did a great job of accurately depicting our approach to planning, as well as a laying out what’s coming down the pipe. […]

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