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Retirement Planning: How to Address the 3 Biggest Problems Facing Boomers

If having the finances to maintain a comfortable lifestyle in retirement is of growing concern to you, you’re not alone. Baby Boomers have seen their confidence in retirement deteriorate as a result of the recent economic downturn. As the economy improves, the ability for baby boomers to reach their goals should improve with the economy,…

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4 More Questions a Retirement Calculator Can Answer

A retirement calculator gives you a snapshot of where you are now, where you’re headed, and what to expect once you get there. You could find those answers on your own, but these nifty devices are designed to make it simple and quick. Think of it like a checkup. You might have a terrific diet,…


National Retirement Risk Index Prompts Standard of Living Concerns

The closer you get to retirement, the more you’ll wonder whether you’re really prepared for it. But the National Retirement Research Index (NRRI) does more than wonder. It determines how many households are considered “at risk” of lacking the finances to keep their current lifestyle once they retire. When you’re younger, it’s easy to think…


Retired at 30: A True Story of Successfully Saving for Retirement

Life, itself, is the adventure, so don’t wait for it to begin. Jacob Lund Fisker is not your typical retiree. He’s certainly not of an age to collect Social Security. He’s not reached his 60s, nor his 50s. Jacob isn’t even in his 40s, at least not yet. It’s almost astonishing that Jacob is retired,…


New Years Resolutions: 5 Retirement Planning Ideas for 2015

It’s a whole new year for a whole new retirement planning attitude. Ringing in the new year with a host of resolutions? Then you’re in good company. Or maybe you gave up on the idea of making sweeping changes years ago, in favor of taking things as they come. However you approach it, every turn…

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6 Retirement Planning Tips for Women

All things considered, the average woman has a longer retirement than the average man. It’s fairly well documented that women tend to live longer. Couple that with the trend of women leaving the workforce at a younger age, and you’ve got more retirement income years to think about than you might have realized. A longer…

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Are You Alone and Planning for Retirement? Retirement Planning for Singles

A lot of retirement advice skews toward married couples, but what about those who are single? Many retirees today are divorced, widowed or never married. This means they are doing their planning for one, instead of for two, and that they’re relying on their own sources of retirement income, rather than those of a spouse….


Who Wants to Retire as a Millionaire?

Slow and steady wins the race. That’s the lesson from The Tortoise and the Hare, and it applies to financial planning, too. People begin saving for retirement at all different ages. But which idea sounds more appealing: Working extra hard later in life, and hoping you’ve saved enough to retire when the time comes? Or…

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How Much Do I Need to Retire? Five Retirement Planning Tricks to Make the Most of What You Have!

More than half of Americans (52%) aren’t financially prepared for retirement, lacking the necessary income to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. In fact, Americans’ financial preparedness has improved only slightly since 2010, despite gains in the economy, according to a recent report by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. That study, based…

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Expert Interview with Diane Compardo on Preparing for Retirement

Preparing for retirement is not as simple as it used to be. A number of seismic shifts in the prevailing culture are affecting the way we perceive, and prepare for, the future. With people shifting jobs more regularly, as well as uncertainty about what the state of the economy will be when the time comes…