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There’s more to retirement than saving your money

It’s complicated, this retirement thing. It sneaks up on you, and many of us aren’t quite ready. We haven’t saved enough, didn’t plan enough or we just haven’t figured out what we will do with all that time suddenly thrust upon us. Saving for retirement is difficult enough. Many surveys show that Americans have saved…

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Women and Retirement

  When it comes to retirement planning, American women often face a unique set of problems. And those problems can threaten to leave many women short on savings, and, thus, in danger of running out of money in retirement. Those problems are meticulously outlined in a new report, “Sixteen Facts About Women’s Retirement Outlook,” from…

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Year-end Retirement Savings Tips

Here we are, once again, in the midst of people’s favorite holidays. Between Christmas and New Year’s, it’s time for good food, visiting friends and relatives, gifts, and of course, popping champagne. It’s also time for New Year’s resolutions (which most people forget about by February anyway). It’s the perfect time to assess your financial…

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When It Comes to Retirement Age, 70 Is the New 65

Many retirees have fears about outliving their money. It’s a real concern rooted in valid reasons such as longer life spans, increased market fluctuations, and rising living expenses. Sure, there are financial products out there, such as annuities, that can mitigate these issues, but if you don’t have enough money to really fund these vehicles,…

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Expatriates and Social Security – How Retiring Abroad Can Cost You

Many people who want to retire early or don’t have a particularly strong savings portfolio might look to retiring abroad as a feasible option. Areas with lower costs of living may allow you to stretch out your retirement dollar much longer, but only if you make sure you understand the hidden costs of this plan.…

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Should Retirees Take a Chance on Real Estate Investment?

Some investors feel that both stocks and bonds are expensive at the moment. In that case, what can a retiree do to preserve capital, but also generate enough income from their portfolio to supplement other sources like pensions and social security? Owning real estate in your portfolio may present one way to fill this dual…

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