retirement income

The 4 Essential Elements of a Retirement Plan

Until recently, many retirees have been able to rely upon the three-legged stool of retirement income sources: A defined benefit pension plan that guarantees a lifetime income, their own savings, and Social Security.

A Thirty Percent Chance

Here's a stat for you:  in 2011 the Social Security Administration stated that a 20-year-old has a 30% chance of being disabled and unable to work for six months or longer prior to reaching retirement age.

It's an interesting thought actually - not because the topic itself is all that fascinating.  But simply because for something typically so far on the back burner it's almost off the stove, the chances of it happening to either you, your spouse, or your best friend is almost a statistical lock.

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