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Preparing to Retire Single

Unmarrieds need to approach retirement planning pragmatically.                 In an ideal world, it would be simple to prepare for a solo retirement.You would just save half as much as a couple saves, buy half as much insurance coverage, and expect to live on half the income. Reality dictates […]

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Financial Fraudsters Preying on Boomers & Elders

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.   If you are in or near retirement, it is a safe bet that you would like more yield from your investments rather than less. That truth sometimes leads liars, scammers, and fraudsters to pitch any number of too-good-to-be-true “investment opportunities” to retirees. Given […]

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Lessons Learned On The Path To Retirement

After decades of working hard day after day, retirement can seem like the easiest thing in the world. But going from a busy career to having nothing but free time can be a difficult transition. In the months and years leading up to retirement, retirees should consider what their life will be like after taking […]

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Top 10 Best States to Retire In

When people begin nearing the age of retirement, many people start thinking of where they would like to retire. For some, it’s obvious: Maybe you want to stay right where you are, surrounded by family, or maybe you’d like to move to be closer to family if you currently live far away. But if that […]

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Catching Up on Retirement Saving

If you are starting at or near 50, consider these ideas. Do you fear you are saving for retirement too late? Plan to address that anxiety with some positive financial moves. If you have little saved for retirement at age 50 (or thereabouts), there is still much you can do to generate a fund for […]

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The Retirement Mindgame

Your outlook may influence your financial outcome. What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your retirement begins with your perception of retirement? A whole field of study has emerged on the psychology of saving, spending, and investing: behavioral finance. Since retirement saving is a […]

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Raiding Your Retirement to Pay for Caregiving

Recent research indicates that 20 percent of those caregiving a family member or friend due to illness or age have been forced to use retirement funds to cover the cost. While these acts of sacrifice are understandable, they are often done without looking into alternative resources that can ease the financial load. The Transamerica Institute […]

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