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How to Retire When it Feels Out of Reach

Retirement sounds great, but is it really in the cards for most Americans? Today, more than in recent years, many people are finding that while they’d like to retire, they’re not able to. Many of us want to know how to retire when we have not saved enough money.  We feel that retirement is simply…

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Avoid These Jobs if You Want to Be Working After Retirement

You have heard it before: “Work in Retirement!” If you want to be financially secure, working after retirement age or working as long as possible before retirement is a good idea. Think about it, if you retire at age 65 (or before), you might be spending 30 years not working.  Thirty years is a long…

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Approaching Retirement? Here is a Countdown to Retirement Checklist

10, 9, 8, 7 ,6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.. Blast Off for Retirement! The Merriam Webster dictionary defines retiring as “quiet and shy.”  And, once upon a time retirement was indeed a time of life when things slowed down.  Now retirement is more of a blast off into new stages of life with new…

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6 Reasons to Beware the Simple Retirement Calculator

In this day in age, it seems just about anything can easily be done online. You can file your taxes, compare rates for a new auto loan—you can even order groceries to be hand picked and delivered to your door. You can also do some of your retirement planning online. There are many new and…

Taxes for Retirees

Taxes After Retirement: Tips for Keeping More of Your Own Money

When it comes to your retirement planning, saving, investing and plotting how to spend your free time are at the top of the list. How much you will have to pay in taxes after retirement may be the last thing on your mind. But not taking the time to look at how taxes will affect…

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Retiring Soon? 6 Big Changes for Retirement 2016

If you are retiring soon, there are a number of important changes and updates in 2016 for retirement planning. 1. Retiring Soon? Make Sure You Can Afford a Long Retirement If you are in your 50s, 60s 70s today, you are likely to live longer than your parents. Baby Boomers are the first generation to…

Can I Retire?

Can I Retire Now? 4 Important Questions for Your Long Term Happiness, Health and Wealth

We are all asking ourselves, “Should I retire?”  “When can I retire?”  “Can I retire now?” “…What about now?” While the answer to these questions is highly personal, it might do you good to consider the real benefits of delaying retirement.  A delayed retirement can indeed make you happier, healthier and certainly wealthier. Delaying retirement…

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When Can I Retire? It is Not About the Money!

When you think about retirement, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? You probably ask “When can I retire?”  And, you probably think about how much money you need.  For a lot of people, saving over a lifetime and hitting a specific savings goal or nest egg number is how they know it’s…

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Retirement Planning at Midlife: 6 Tips for a Secure Future

Financial planning for retirement takes a more focused turn through the midlife years of your late 40s through your 50s and into your 60s. At midlife, your income is usually a better than when you were younger, and you’ve got more information to work with. If you’re already saving, this period means adding new layers…

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Top Places to Retire in 2016

The “top places to retire” really is a subjective topic. Warm and tropical locations nearly always rank high. That makes a lot of sense. Even if you’ve lived up north for most of your life, wouldn’t it be nice to retire from shoveling snow, too? But what if your idea of the most perfect place…