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Dementia Rates Are Declining (No I am Not Confused. This Good News is the Real Deal!)

According to researchers at the University of Michigan, between 2000 and 2012, the percentage of adults in the United States with dementia (including Alzheimer’s) fell from 11.6 percent to 8.8 percent.  That’s a pretty good drop.  And, the Framingham study (a long-running research project in one small largely white and well off community) — found…

J.D. Roth

NewRetirement Podcast: Financial Independence, Purpose & Happiness — Steve Chen Interviews JD Roth

Hosted by Steve Chen, founder of NewRetirement, the NewRetirement Podcast offers interviews about the wise use of both money and time in retirement.  Explore ideas and great insight so that you can achieve a secure and meaningful future. Episode 1 is an interview with JD Roth, the man behind Get Rich Slowly — a hugely…

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9 Tips for How to Have a Crash Proof Retirement Plan

Experts say that a stock market crash is a question of when not if.  So, you really need to start thinking about how to have a crash proof retirement plan. You probably remember the financial crisis that started around 2008. It severely impacted the retirement security of many people around retirement age.  And, how did…

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How to Plan for Retirement? Just Imagine It — 7 Ways to Achieve a Secure Future

No matter your age — how to plan for retirement is likely a topic that you have pondered and done at least little something about.  You may have saved some money, thought about the best locale for golf (or whatever hobby you will have), figured out when to start Social Security, talked with a financial…

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Thumbs Up for the Best Retirement Stories from 2017

Below are the best retirement stories from 2017 — the articles on NewRetirement that our readers liked most from the last year. The 8 Skills You Need for a Fantastically Happy Best Retirement It is not millions you need to be happy in retirement, you need skills. Huh? What skills? Explore the 8 traits that…

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Prepare for Life After Retirement: 3 Ways to Find Meaning and Purpose for this Stage of Life

While we’re in the daily grind of working for a living, we often visualize life after retirement as happy, stress-free relaxation. Getting a little R&R is certainly important, but there is a limit to the amount of napping, puttering around the house and daytime television a person can take. Without a plan for life after…

Taxes in Retirement

Taxes in Retirement: Are They Really Worth Worrying About and What’s the Deal with the New Tax Plan?

How much do taxes in retirement really matter? And, will the new tax plan make a difference to you or not?  Like most retirement planning questions, the answer is “it depends.”  However, in most cases, taxes are a really big deal when it comes to retirement planning. Taxes in Retirement: Will You Keep More or…

The Top Retirement Resolutions for Health, Wealth and Happiness in 2018

It is that time of year.  Time to set goals and set a resolution for 2018.  Here are some retirement resolution ideas that address wealth, health and happiness. Choose one or something from each category. Top Financial Retirement Resolutions? Find Wealth! It may come as no surprise, but saving more and saving more for retirement…

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More Precise Retirement Calculations with New and Improved Retirement Planning Calculator

Truly effective retirement planning requires a lot of different data points and a very sophisticated formula.  However, some online tools make it easy to create and maintain a reliable plan — even if you don’t have a doctorate in mathematics or finance. While there are tons of simple retirement calculators out there, you want to…

Year End Tax Advice

Don’t Forget Required Minimum Distributions and Other Year End Tax Advice for Retirees

Ah, the holidays. The festive time for family gatherings, great food, a little sparkle… and year end tax advice.  As if the season wasn’t hectic enough, this is the time you need to make sure that you do everything you can to minimize your tax burden. Make room in this hectic season for following year…