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Retirement Planning Strategies for Veterans

Veterans and service-members approaching retirement age may need to take a slightly different strategy to financial planning relative to their civilian counterparts, factoring in time spent in the service, pensions, and other available benefits. Career military servicemembers who serve 20 or more years are eligible for a pension that includes annual cost of living adjustments…


When Can I Retire? 6 Questions to Help You Know: “At What Age Can I Retire?”

It is a question we all ask – often: When can I retire? The skies are blue outside your cubicle, office politics are tough, you are just tired and you daydream of retirement. However, the reality of deciding at what age can you retire — and retire securely — is tricky. The average retirement age…


The Best Retirement Plan: Retire Like a European Socialist in the U.S.A

While the USA is considered one of the best countries in the world in terms of living standards and quality of life, it doesn’t rank quite as high when it comes to retirement. Believe it or not, it’s the Socialist European countries who have the most secure retirements. However, we’ll show you how to emulate…


The Top 5 Overlooked Retirement Costs; Do Not Be Taken by Surprise

Research indicates that retirees are not confident that they are well enough prepared for retirement. A recent Lincoln Financial Group study reports that 53% of retirement age respondents are worried about not having enough money. So, how can you put your worries to rest? For many retirees, it may be too late to save a…


#Worldcup Starts Today! Here is Our List of the Top 5 #Retired Footballers (Er… Soccer Players). Who’d We Miss?

With the World Cup starting today, we ranked our top 5 retired footballers of all time. Let us know if we missed your favorite retired player in the comments below.  Let the games begin!


Women Face High Risk of Poverty During Retirement; How to Protect Yourself

More than half of all Americans worry they won’t have enough money during retirement, but women are more at risk of this than men. More than half (52.6%) of women age 65 and older are considered “economically vulnerable” compared to 41.9% of men in the same age group, according to the Economic Policy Institute’s 2013…


How Google’s Self Driving Car Will Change Retirement

Loosing your eyesight?  Reflexes slowing down? Tire easily?   These are problems we all will face as we age and they do impact our ability to drive ourselves — a major factor for staying vital and independent. However, the rise of the “driverless” car, being innovated by Google in its most recent prototypes, could be…


What’s the Average Retirement Age in the U.S.?

Do you know when you’re going to retire? Even if you have an age in mind, researchers have discovered a consistent gap between when people think they’re going to retire—and when they actually do. But as one generation of retirees gives way to the next, reflecting changes in the Social Security benefits age, pension system,…

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Planning for Retirement

Have you recently retired without a comprehensive financial plan to take you through the coming years? It’s not too late to make one. A December 2013 survey from Fidelity found that more than half of Americans are at risk of not covering their essential expenses in retirement. PwC reported similar findings on its 2013 survey…

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3 Ways to Spend Less Now So You Can Retire Earlier

Many people have a countdown to the official retirement age of 65 — or whatever age you might be targeting.  However, many of us are looking for ways to retire even earlier.  Here are a few good ways to reduce your spending in such a way that you can knock a few years off your…