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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…

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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…