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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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4 Ways a Retirement Calculator Helps Single Parents

Single parents are powerhouses of efficiency. But one real drawback is that you might spend so much time focusing on providing and holding together the household that your own future gets put on a back burner for later. Kids might need braces, and there’s college on the horizon, too. But you can’t help everyone around…

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Who to Blame for the Retirement Crisis?

A whopping 86% of Americans feel there is a retirement crisis upon them, and many have little faith in the government to help. How big is the crisis? Who is to blame?  What can we do to protect ourselves? How Big is the Crisis? So, how many people are truly financially unprepared for retirement?  The…

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A Retirement Calculator Can Help You Save More

Retirement calculators are everywhere now, and the better ones can help you save more money. That means more retirement income when you need it, and a more effective way of getting it. The calculator idea is simple, at least from the front end. Enter your information, and out pops your summary. On the back end,…

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Early Retirement Planning Advice Straight from the Sports Pages

You might not earn as much as a professional athlete, but if you want to retire early you could face some of the same challenges. Traditional retirement planning advice doesn’t lean toward deliberately short careers and long retirements. It’s usually just the opposite. So if you’re a high earner and do want to leave the…

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Warren Buffett Offers His Retirement Planning Advice

DETROIT, MI -Billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks at a “Detroit Homecoming” event September 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of the invitation-only event of Detroit expatriats is to give the group a chance to reconnect, reinvest and reinvent with their hometown. The topic of Buffet’s conversation was, “Why I’m Bullish on Detroit.” (Photo by…

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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…