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7 Tips for Protecting Your Retirement Savings from Stock Market Turmoil

The saying: “what goes up, must come down,” is not always true of the stock market over the long term.  But when stocks fall in the short term, it is particularly troubling for those of us who need money for retirement. The financial crisis that started around 2008 severely impacted the retirement security of many…

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Real Stories: The Best Retirement Advice

Where would you look for retirement planning advice if you could talk with anyone at all? Would it be a trusted friend or family member, or maybe a celebrated financial advisor? USA Today Personal Finance Editor, Rodney Brooks, couldn’t ask his most trusted friend and relative – his father – so he set out to…

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How Much Do I Need to Retire? Avoid These Common Planning Mistakes

There is no shortage of retirement income advice.  And, anyone can make a prediction about  how much you will need for a secure retirement. Much of this guidance is based on sentiments that have more or less stayed the same for at least a few generations. But what if that advice is wrong?  It might…

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Rethink Classic Retirement Plan Advice

When it comes to retirement plans, what’s best for most people may not be best for you. You may sometimes need to go against traditional advice instead to create your optimal retirement plan. Consider how these common tips could affect you before deciding whether to incorporate them into your retirement plan. Rethink Retirement Advice to…

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Who Wants Reverse Mortgage Information? Why? And, What Can They Get from These Loans?

Reverse mortgages are popular financial products and popular debate topics.  Many people get a reverse mortgage to help finance retirement while some argue their value.  However, it seems that everyone wants reverse mortgage information and to estimate their potential reverse mortgage loan amounts. Who are these people?  What does a reverse mortgage offer them?  Why…

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Why a Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit May be Better than a Traditional HELOC

Let’s face it, most of us cannot predict the future. Otherwise, we would probably be set for life financially. The stock market is volatile and the housing market is sensitive to economic turmoil. The cost of living continues to increase while government benefit adjustments are too small or non-existent. Most of us look to our…

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Expert Interview with Amanda Abella About millennials saving for retirement

Amanda Abella is a bestselling author, a business coach to millennials, and the creator of the Make Money Your Honey coaching process. She offers the free 5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Chances of Making Money course on her website. Recently, she spoke with us about how and why retirement is something that millennials should…

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Expert Interview with King Kovacs About retirement funding

“An individual should start to build their retirement nest egg by saving money immediately!” says King Kovacs. Mr. Kovacs of Mutual Interest Data Service, Ltd. follows this up by offering practical advice to help you get started on retirement funding today. Here, he discusses what mutual funds need to offer, what millennials need to know…

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Why Your Retirement Plan Needs an Annual Check Up

Some things, you can set and forget. They’re better off left alone. Like roses, for example. The more you fuss over them the more they’ll grow sickly. But growing your money isn’t like raising a beautiful grandiflora specimen. Retirement planning requires attention, and it needs it regularly. You don’t have to be a financial expert…

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Retired Boomers Going Back to Work: It is Not About the Money!

Today, more people are continuing to work at some capacity during retirement compared to past generations. And the reasons—as well as the benefits—leading Americans back to the labor force in what’s supposed to be their “non-working years” are not entirely money motivated, a recent study finds. Many retired Baby Boomers (Americans born between 1946 and…