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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…

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3 Ways to Build a Retirement Plan that Grows

The retirement that you’ve always wished for won’t happen on its own. Unless you’re independently wealthy, or have a wealthy benefactor, it takes discipline and thought to save up for and plan retirement. Planning takes much more than one act, one decision, or one goal. It’s a lot of actions that evolve over time, ending…

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The Best Retirement Planning Advice from Buffet, Orman, Ramsey and 8 Other Financial Gurus

Preparing for retirement can be a daunting task, so it helps to know what financial gurus — the best financial advisors — are saying about it. Here is retirement planning advice from 10 of the best known experts. Suze Orman: Prepare for the Emotional Aspects of Retirement Suze Orman suggests that at least part of…

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Retirement Calculators Offer Answers — and Solutions

Retirement calculators give you a quick peek at what you will need to retire, and how your current plan is helping you reach that goal. But it’s more than just a snapshot tool. The real benefits come in the insight they offer. Retirement planning is more than following a step-by-step procedure to get from point…

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You Will NEVER Retire! (And Other Big Retirement Myths)

“You will never retire.” Those are four dreaded words no person wants to hear, especially those nearing retirement — even those who have not saved for retirement have hopes of retiring. One in five people who are near retirement age have no money saved, according to a survey last year from the Federal Reserve. The…

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Expert Interview with Mark H. About Financial Planners and Calculators

The tools for financial independence are at your fingertips, as long as you know where to find them. In this interview, Mark H. of SimplePlanning.net talks about financial planners and calculators and how they can help individuals plan for retirement, college, and just about anything else. But savings isn’t all these planners and calculators help…

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The Retirement Crisis is Real: More than 50% of Americans Do Not Have Enough for Retirement

The U.S. is in the midst of a growing retirement crisis, and it’s only getting worse as an increasing number of Americans are less prepared to live on their savings than ever. According to “The Reality of the Retirement Crisis,” a report released this year by the Center for American Progress (CAP), more than 50…

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The Top 3 Real Retirement Money Worries and Common Fears that Should Not Concern You at All

If the thought of retirement has you furrowing your brows in anguish, you’re not alone. The possibilities of high medical bills, running out of savings and not being to afford daily expenses are Americans’ top three concerns around retirement, a recent Bankrate.com survey reveals. Other factors like the viability of Social Security weigh heavily on…

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Expert Interview with Kim Peters About Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

Sometimes it’s hard to even think about retirement when you have yet to find a job that really embodies what it means to work for a great company. Kim Peters of Great Place to Work has made a living out of identifying places of employment that go above and beyond what many expect from traditional…