Is Social Security Taxable? What Baby Boomers Need to Know.

Is Social Security taxable? In an earlier post I wrote that Social Security benefits can be taxed. And for many baby boomers it won’t be pretty either. Stay with me and I will direct you to a website … [Read more...]

Expat Living: What? Motocy. What?

at our small village's Sunday evening market

  The United States is one of the few places in the world where the car is the major mode of transportation.   The rest of the world predominately uses two-wheeled vehicles – bicycles, … [Read more...]

States Where Baby Boomers Ought to Retire

Palouse farmhouse

The AARP just published its list of the best and worst states to retire in. Not as in the state of confusion. These United States. Ready? Baby Boomers, pay attention.  The AARP is full of … [Read more...]

The Asia Expat: Why Thailand ? Thoughts on Retirement

thailand national park retirement

  Why  Thailand?  The answer to that question starts and ends with finances. I had been self employed for the last 12 years, providing financing for new and existing business equipment … [Read more...]

How to Screw Up Your Spouse’s Retirement

The best way to spoil your wife's post you years is to keep all the secrets to yourself. It's so easy I hardly need to tell some readers of The Boomer Post. But just in case you slipped and told her … [Read more...]

States Where Baby Boomers Ought to Retire-Not

The AARP just published its list of the best and worst states to retire in. Not as in the state of confusion. These United States. Ready? Baby Boomers, pay attention. The AARP is full of crap. I give … [Read more...]

Tax on Social Security? Why Boomers Should Retire in Egypt

Want to avoid income taxes in retirement? Sure, who doesn’t. Except people who don’t have any retirement income. But wait. There is a potential tax on Social Security benefits. Yes. They are subject … [Read more...]

The 85% Rule is a Joke

OK. Let's say you didn't save anything for retirement. I'm not talking to you. So let's say you've got more money than you know what to do with. I'm not talking to you either. But if you're a baby … [Read more...]

RMD: The Older Boomers Get, the More They are Taxed

Ever hear of RMD? Not R&D, Poindexter. R-M-D, which stands for Required Minimum Distribution. It's the government's way of taxing boomers more as they age. Here's how it works: Let's say you … [Read more...]

How Baby Boomers Can Game Social Security Payments

It's legal. Gaming Social Security payments for more money, that is. Start with this: For every year you decide not to take payments beyond full retirement age you get an 8% raise. Forever. This works … [Read more...]