Should We Re-Calibrate Our Retirement Dreams After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Regardless of our retirement dreams, the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences have been a global nightmare. This post recounts some of the things we may want to consider as we re-calibrate our retirement plans and suggests there may be some positive lessons to be learned from how we are navigating this pandemic. Learn more on the Financial Freedom Studio.

The Financial Freedom Studio is a place where curious, dynamic people come together in the spirit of sharing knowledge and insight - and in forging new and innovative ideas.

We invite you to share our articles, white papers, videos and interactive tools with your colleagues, family and friends.

Latest Articles

retirement-planning-sounds-greek

If Retirement Planning Sounds Greek to You, You're on the Right Track

If Aristotle were your financial professional, can you imagine what he would say about such things as Social Security, 401(k) plans, and retirement planning in the age of COVID-19? In this article, author Phil Wright explores ways to apply philosophical tenets of Aristotle to retirement planning, and how trusting the path that you and your financial professional have mapped out will help keep you on track towards your retirement plans in times of uncertainty. Read more on the Financial Freedom Studio.

The-Top-5-Mistakes-Even-Smart-People-Make-in-Planning-for-Retirement

The Top 5 Mistakes Even Smart People Make in Planning for Retirement

Whether you’ve just opened your first 401(k) account or you’re already mentally composing the invite list for your retirement party, making mistakes when it comes to retirement planning can have a long-term impact on your golden years. Knowing where the pitfalls are is the first step in making sure that you can avoid them. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

Hard Conversations: Negotiation

Hard Conversations: Negotiation

Walking into a negotiation for a new job can feel nerve-wracking. In this 'Hard Conversations' post, we’ve outlined some of the most common negotiation mistakes to avoid and provided an approach that can help you get the other party on your side. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

Hard Conversations: Merging Financies

Hard Conversations: Merging Finances

Not talking money before marriage can pose a great risk – not just to your financial life, but to your love life as well. It may seem counterintuitive, but talking about money after circumstances have forced the conversation can be much more consequential than talking about it ahead of time. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

Hard-Conversations-Blog-Your-Parents-Plans

Hard Conversations: Your Parent’s Plans

While it can feel like a lot of pressure being sandwiched between caring for your own financial needs and the caretaking needs of your elders, it is possible to navigate caretaking roles while staying on track towards your own retirement. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

The-Number-One-Financial-Question-to-Ask

The Number One Financial Question to Ask (And Answer) In Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

We all know that keeping our finances on track is key to reducing stress and making progress toward life goals like retirement. Asking yourself a few key questions can help make that you’re on track and keep stress at a minimum. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

Education for Everyone

The Financial Freedom Studio makes practical financial knowledge accessible and engaging for all. We bring together thought leaders, experts and visionaries to present ideas that inspire people to pursue financial freedom and personal fulfillment for life.

Prosperity in Knowledge

The Jackson Charitable Foundation is committed to advancing financial knowledge for people of all ages in communities across the country - with the belief that education for each of us can lead to a better society for all of us. 

A Jackson Idea

Jackson is a leading provider of retirement products that help you take control of your financial future. It’s a company that believes everyone deserves to live life well, and strives to provide education and support in the journey to financial freedom.