Why I’m Offering Paid Pension Analysis Services

Pension Analysis Services I made some subtle changes to The Golden Albatross webpage the other day. First, on the home (aka splash) page, I added three paragraphs under a subsection called “Services” that briefly described the paid pension ...

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Put Your (Pension) Money Where Your (House) Mouth Is

Permanence and Pension Money Greetings, long-lost readers! It’s been over a year since I published my last post about my return to work to qualify for a New Zealand residence visa. A lot happened over that time, so much so … Continue readin...

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FIRE in New Zealand: One Thing a Pension Cannot Buy

I'm mourning the death of my defined benefit pension-enabled Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) in New Zealand lifestyle. The post FIRE in New Zealand: One Thing a Pension Cannot Buy appeared first on The Golden Albatross.

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This Is Your Pension On Inflation

In other words, even in the scenario with the largest pension, once Don's pension starts, it goes from covering all the family's retirement spending to roughly one-third by the 49th year. That's a giant swing downward due to inflation! The post This Is...

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The Pension Couch: Replacing Pension Income

If I leave now, how much would I have to save each month for the next six years to replace the difference I am losing? The post The Pension Couch: Replacing Pension Income appeared first on The Golden Albatross.

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The Pension Series (Part 31): Grumpus Maximization

Pension Maximization Part Deux This post is a direct continuation of Pension Series Part 30. In that article, I introduced my general framework for maximizing your defined benefit (DB) pension, which I call Grumpus Maximization. I also walked through t...

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The Pension Series (Part 30): Pension Maximization

Pension maximization ensures your pension's positive impact in retirement is as significant as possible. You maximize your pension by taking active steps during your pensionable career. The post The Pension Series (Part 30): Pension Maximization appea...

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The Pension Couch: A Lump-Sum Offer Mystery

The wild card that makes this article different from my other lump-sum articles is that her lump-sum offer was from what's known as a church pension plan (aka church plan). The post The Pension Couch: A Lump-Sum Offer Mystery appeared first on The Gold...

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The Pension Couch: Pension Roll-Over Questions

Most of the questions were life planning questions disguised as "run the numbers" questions. And, I was OK with that. The post The Pension Couch: Pension Roll-Over Questions appeared first on The Golden Albatross.

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The Pension Couch: 8 More Years

If pension money is just a tool, then it's up to each pensioner to determine that tool's purpose. The post The Pension Couch: 8 More Years appeared first on The Golden Albatross.

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18 Months of Kiwiarbitrage

Fear of missing out on a better exchange rate is just like the fear of missing out on a better stock price! The post 18 Months of Kiwiarbitrage appeared first on The Golden Albatross.

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The Pension Series (Part 26): Continuance Commitment

Suppose you decided to stay for the pension. In that case, you need to be honest with yourself because you are now a high continuance commitment employee. The post The Pension Series (Part 26): Continuance Commitment appeared first on The Golden Albat...

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