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2 People Who Got Their Retirement Plan Right

The day you decide to do it is your lucky day – Japanese Proverb Have you ever thought that some folks are just born lucky? Sometimes it’s not really luck at all, but good, solid planning and a keen eye for making the right choices at just the right time. As it applies to retirement…

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Longevity Calculator Improves Your Retirement Calculator Results

You’ll hopefully need a lot more cookie jars. Planning for retirement has become a more sophisticated endeavor than it used to be. We are living longer than ever before and if you think you’ll get by on Social Security alone, then you need to think again! A retirement calculator can really help you design the…

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5 Reasons Why You’ll Probably Need More Retirement Income

Whether retirement is near or a long way off, your plans could probably use a boost. Once you’ve been in the workforce long enough, you’ll know that cost-of-living increases are a fact of life. And chances are by the time you retire, the economy will bear little resemblance to what it’s like now. This is…

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The President Wants You to Plan for Retirement: 6 Tips for Getting Started

It’s no secret that Americans’ retirement security is shaky at best. But when the President is worried about our financial security, that should be a wake-up call —  no matter your political affiliation. “Too many older Americans leave the workforce without having saved enough for retirement,” Obama said during the recent White House Conference on…

The times they keep on changing... Are you ready for today's retirement reality?

Baby Boomers: Times They Are a Changing… Again! Are You Ready for the New Retirement Reality?

The times… they are a changin…. again…. And changing is what we are doing.  In fact, 16% of workers say the age at which they expect to retire has changed in the past year, according to the 25th annual Retirement Confidence Survey, conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald & Associates. Of…

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Planning for Retirement: Transition in Stages

It’s never too early to think about how you’ll one day transition out and retire. Leaving the workplace for good can be a shock, regardless of whether you’re looking forward to it or not. Many people spend years planning for retirement and looking forward to the day when it arrives. But for others who really…

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Introduction to Financial Planning for Retirement

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or getting a late start with financial planning for retirement. All of it can look confusing before you have a plan, regardless of where you are in life. But you shouldn’t let the complexity of the details intimidate you. Retirement is one of the loftiest goals that…

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Try on Your Retirement Plan and See if it Fits

No matter how much retirement planning you do, you cannot know whether your plan will work for you until you put it into action. Much like test-driving a car or trying on a shirt before you buy it, testing out your retirement plan to see if it fits can be a great way to see…

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5 Ways to Solve Your Top Retirement Concern — Outliving Your Money

Are you worried about outliving your money? Join the club. This is one of Americans’ biggest retirement fears. More than half (57%) of CPA financial planners cited running out of money as the top concern for their clients, according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Trend Survey. The 2015 survey…

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Retirement Calculators Help You Make up for Lost Time

No life is perfect, and things happen. Life happens. For whatever reason, the traditional retirement planning advice of starting early and contributing often doesn’t always work out. Many Americans get a later start than what’s ideal, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. There is a solution in most cases, and a retirement calculator can…