A Retirement Teaser

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If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. – Dhirubhai Ambani, entrepreneur

Retirement – it’s a full time job … beforehand:
This is a great list, with the facts behind the second one most astonishing. The median retirement savings for working households: $3,000. 10 scary retirement statistics
Back to an old favorite, focusing on retirement income, not assets or returns, this article gives a good review of your options to deliver income in retirement. Retirement Strategy: How Much Money Will You Spend on Money?
On the same note, here is a fascinating look at the old 4% rule of thumb. It includes looking at how you invest and our old friend, fees. The 4% Spending Rule: Golden Rule or Guideline?

Miscellany – things to keep you thinking on your vacation:
We are now getting far enough away from the Cold War that Freedom of Information Act requests are generating some fascinating reads. Incredible moment USA came within 30 SECONDS of launching NUCLEAR strike on Russia
There is not a lot of ‘news’ in this chart (our cover photo this week), but I draw your attention on the inverse, youth. Notice the color of Africa here. That is why companies (and countries) are focusing there now. World Population over 65 in 2050
Think Donald Trump has all the answers? General Ray Odierno, who retires today, surely does not agree with regard to his ISIS strategy. A top US general picks apart Donald Trump’s ISIS policy
This is just pure, unadulterated fun, no learning to on offer here. 35 Insane Optical Illusions That Will Make You Question Your Sanity

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