Americans are living longer these days. That's a positive thing in theory, but from a retirement-planning standpoint, it can be challenging. After all, there's a difference between needing your retirement savings to last 20 years versus 30 years or more.
Our goal is to help people think differently about retirement. And on a nice day in the park, we did just that with an #OrangeAid stand, two crates of oranges, 20 gallons of juice, and a fifth-grader named Savannah who happens to be thinking about retirement already.
There's a burgeoning movement spearheaded by millennials called FIRE, which stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. In numerous blogs, FIRE proponents share stories about retiring in their 30s and the ways to achieve it. Country living, simplicity, leisure, freedom -- here we come.