Our Resources

Buckingham clients enjoy access to a wealth of our continuously updated insights and educational resources. As a trusted, go-to voice in the industry, we also publish some of our findings and perspectives for everyone’s benefit. From articles to podcasts and videos, see our latest below.

  • October 18, 2021

    Nearing Retirement with Student Loan Debt? Here Are Steps to Consider

    Do you find yourself asking questions about the best way to pay off student loan debt in retirement? If so, take a look at these steps for seniors and retirees to consider.

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  • September 03, 2021

    Buckingham Talks: Do we work too much?

    Why do we work so much? Out of economic necessity? For a sense of fulfillment? To afford our growing financial wants and needs?

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  • August 26, 2021

    Does Planning End at Retirement?

    So you've just retired. Other than tee times and travel, there isn’t much planning left, is there? Of course there is. Learn some prudent planning strategies to optimally manage this life and financial transition.

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  • June 25, 2021

    The Joy of Being Wrong and the Danger of Desirability Bias

    Being wrong stinks, but having been wrong can be great (it means you are now less mistaken than before). That's why acknowledging errors and exploring a spectrum of angles and attitudes can help us better navigate certain areas of life and money.

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  • May 04, 2021

    Four Steps to Set Yourself Up for Financial Success

    Making big, hairy, audacious goals is easy. Achieving those goals by yourself is much harder. Nearly everyone has had some experience with just how difficult successful personal or financial change can be, and especially sticking with it over time. For evidence, look no further than the infamous New Year’s resolution.

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  • March 16, 2021

    How Much Will It Cost? The First and Most Important Question to Design Your Financial Future

    You know what the cost will be for nearly everything you spend money on, correct? Furnishing a room or two will cost $5,000. A family getaway this summer will add up to $7,500. Total expenses for your college-bound child’s education will run about $30,000 this coming year. A new car will cost $50,000. That perfect new home can be had for $800,000.

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  • February 04, 2021

    How to Reinvent Your Permanent Life Insurance Strategy in Retirement

    Understand what you have with your current permanent life insurance policy in order to make the best use of it in your retirement plan.

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  • February 02, 2021

    The Illusion of a Linear Life—and Financial Plan

    A consistent theme among dynamic rules for determining how much you can safely spend each year in retirement is adaptation, which is why your plan accommodates the surprises and change sure to arise.

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  • January 05, 2021

    Saving Too Much Too Early in the Year Can Hurt Your Retirement

    Want to make the most of any “free money” that comes with your 401(k)? Learn how contributing too much, too soon in the year can potentially reduce matching contributions from your employer.

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  • January 05, 2021

    The Right (or Wrong) Way to Retire

    Before deciding to retire sooner than you had planned before 2020 came and went, sidestep these financial planning mistakes that can destroy a perfectly nice retirement.

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  • December 01, 2020

    Establish Desired Outcomes to Weather Financial Storms

    Creating a long-term financial plan will help you weather future financial storms.

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  • August 27, 2020

    Income Planning and IRMAA in Retirement

    Health care will likely be one of your biggest expenses in retirement, so it’s worth unpacking some Medicare basics and exploring ways to cost-effectively navigate coverage options, IRMAA, and income planning decisions.

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  • August 04, 2020

    Reframing the Social Security Claiming Decision for Married Couples

    Nobody wants to leave Social Security dollars on the table because of a poor decision about when to begin taking retirement benefits. Learn how married couples can reframe their thinking around Social Security with this wealth planning hack.

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  • August 04, 2020

    Code Name: Monte Carlo

    Monte Carlo simulation was first developed by scientists working on the top-secret Manhattan Project, but since then it has been widely applied elsewhere, including as a way to model the resiliency of your financial life plan. Read how we use Monte Carlo tools to stress test your plan against a range of potential scenarios to account for the risk and uncertainty inherent to investing.

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  • August 04, 2020

    Relief for Retirement Account Owners

    The U.S. Treasury Department and IRS have issued guidance to clarify and, in some cases, expand provisions of the CARES Act dealing with retirement accounts, their owners, and their beneficiaries. Need to know more about what the new rules mean for your 2020 RMD, IRA rollover, or a Coronavirus-Related Distribution? Our answers to some frequently asked questions can help.

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  • June 19, 2020

    Roth IRAs Are Even Better

    Connie Brezik explains changes introduced by the SECURE Act that affect the planning around and opportunities available through IRAs.

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  • May 04, 2020

    The Key To Saving More For Retirement: Using Your Imagination

    Wherever you are on the continuum from now until your personal retirement then, consider using your imagination to help increase your motivation to save for the future.

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  • April 06, 2020

    CARES Act Relief for Retirement Account Owners and Small Businesses

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  • March 02, 2020

    Lean into Life After Work

    Wealth Advisor Jeff Johnson explores some tools to help you develop or adapt intention, purpose, connection and – importantly – community for every day and week of your life in retirement.

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  • November 08, 2019

    Figuring Out if You Should Retire

    Sure, having enough money is an important part of the retirement equation, but there's much more to consider as well. Buckingham's Connie Brezik tackles four questions to ask and answer before you take this step.

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  • September 06, 2019

    Countdown to Retirement

    Nearing retirement? It's time to take another look at refining the particulars of your plan. Wealth Advisor Sue Stevens explores some areas that can help guide you toward a better estimate of your accumulation needs.

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  • July 16, 2019

    Why Dismissing Social Security in Your Retirement Plan Is a Mistake

    Buckingham's Jarrett Simpson looks at why retirement savers who are too cynical about or ignore Social Security are likely selling the program short.

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  • July 12, 2019

    Do You Really Want to Retire?

    Sick of your job? Should you simply retire? Buckingham's Connie Brezik looks at some of the issues, financial and otherwise, with using retirement as a way to resolve workplace angst.

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  • June 26, 2019

    Life 2.0

    Wealth Advisor Sue Stevens explores what it takes to turn that second career or ideal retirement into reality.

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  • March 29, 2019

    Preparing Yourself for the 'Retirement Apocalypse'

    Larry Swedroe talks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg TV about the four issues investors nearing retirement are facing and the argument for passive vs. active management.

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  • March 25, 2019

    Planning a Successful and Meaningful Life in Retirement

    Planning for a successful retirement is about much more than just an investment strategy to fund your desired lifestyle. Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan's new book "Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement" takes it a step further and focuses on planning for a meaningful life in retirement.

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  • February 07, 2019

    Retirement Tips for a Long Lifetime

    Larry Swedroe and Katie Keary say longevity is a key challenge facing women in retirement and offer tips to help even the scales.

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  • January 24, 2019

    Retirees Need a Life Plan, Not Just a Financial One

    David Nicklaus, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reviews Larry Swedroe's newest book "Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement"

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  • December 31, 2018

    Dan Goldie Client Letter: January 2020

    Dan discusses the SECURE act and highlights the changes most important for individual investors to consider.

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  • August 07, 2018

    The Unique Retirement Issues Facing Women

    Larry Swedroe and Wealth Advisor Katie Keary explore the impact of 12 specific challenges that women face, and offer financially empowering solutions to them.

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