Retirement News, Information and Guidance

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Spend Less & Save More by Resisting these 10 Sneaky Shopping Tricks

You’ve probably heard the standard money-saving advice: If you want to save money, eat out at restaurants less and cook at home more. But it’s almost as easy to blow your budget at the grocery store as it is when dining out. Stores use some crazy shopping tricks to make you buy more. You know…

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NewRetirement Podcast: Money, Behavior and Happiness — Steve Chen Interviews Jonathan Clements

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. In Episode 3, Chen is joined by guest Jonathan Clements — 33-year personal finance journalist and writer…

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Want Retirement Security? Make a Plan for Everything that Could Possibly Go Wrong

If you want real retirement security, it may not be quite adequate to simply have enough money saved and have documented a detailed retirement plan. Even if you have created guaranteed retirement income, maximized your social security, have terrific supplemental medicare insurance and know exactly what you want to do in your golden years, unfortunately,…

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Average Retirement Income 2018: How Do You Compare?

There is some good average retirement income 2018 news. According to research from Boston College, the percentage of retirees who are at risk of falling short in retirement decreased from 52 to 50 percent. Okay…  that is not really tremendously good news. It is indeed a very modest gain. But, the small improvement at least means…

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How to Make Money in Retirement: 14 Real and Really Easy Ways to Boost Income

Regardless of where you are in life, it’s always nice to make some extra money.  And that is especially true in retirement. But, how to make money in retirement when your supposed to be simply enjoying the easy life?  The retirement gigs listed below won’t be quite enough to cover retirement expenses, but they won’t…

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Help for Seniors with Low Income: Government Benefits and More!

A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund found that seniors apply for low income benefits at significantly lower rates than other demographics – even though there are greater out of pocket health care expenses and usually fewer alternatives like additional work to fund these needs. Need a helping hand? Find help for seniors with low income While…

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What’s New for Reverse Mortgages in 2018

According to AAG, the first reverse mortgage was issued in 1961 to a widow in Portland, Maine. A banker, Nelson Haynes of Deering Savings & Loan designed the loan to help the widowed wife of his beloved former high school football coach. The idea behind these loans has always been to help seniors in need.  However,…

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New Feature in Retirement Calculator Helps You Identify “Excess” Income in Your Retirement Plan

We keep trying to improve the NewRetirement retirement planning calculator so that you can feel good about your future.  The latest improvement is a feature that let’s you: Find out if you have any future “excess” income built into your retirement plan Specify if the “excess” income should be spent or saved This update could…

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NewRetirement Podcast: Work and Jobs Over 50 — Steve Chen Interviews Kerry Hannon & Philippe Violette

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 2 is an interview covering two perspectives about work, working less and jobs over 50: Kerry…

Retirement Income Planning: 12 Strategies for Lifetime Wealth and Peace of Mind

We’ve spent our whole lives working, spending the money we earn and hopefully saving a little too.  When we retire, everything we have ever experienced about managing our own finances gets turned upside down. We no longer earn as much or any money from work.  We have to figure out how to make do with and…