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Making the most of Social Security

7 Insider Tips for Getting the Most from Social Security

Mary Beth Franklin is a nationally recognized expert in Social Security claiming strategies, she is also a frequent public speaker.  And, she literally wrote the book (“Maximizing Your Clients’ Social Security Retirement Benefits,”) that retirement planning experts use to advise clients on Social Security. Here she offers you her Social Security expertise with 7 insider…

blog your retirement

How (and Why) to Blog Your Retirement

Some of us retire with a clear purpose in mind.  Others of us are anxious to escape the daily grind of work, but we are less sure about how exactly we want to spend our new found leisure time.  Either way, why not blog your retirement? More and more seniors are tech savvy enough to…

Medicare Open Enrollment 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment 2016: What You Need to Know

Medicare Open Enrollment 2016: Medicare open enrollment is the time period when you can buy into or switch your Medicare Advantage and/or Part D coverage.  This open enrollment period goes from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Some might argue that enrolling in Medicare is off the charts painful… It can be so hard to understand……

leaving money on the table

6 Ways You May Be Leaving Money on the Table When You Retire

A secure retirement is a hard goal to achieve.  As we all probably know by now, Americans are having a lot of issues surrounding retirement. One reason for this may be because people are leaving money on the table — whether they know it or not. Here are six tips to help you ensure you’re…

best states for healthcare

These Are The Best States For Health Care

What are the two most expensive and important things in retirement?  Housing and medical costs.  As such, you probably want to review this list of the best states for health care. In 2014, health spending accounted for 17.5% of the national GDP, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Even more, by 2025,…

retirement surprises

Retirement Surprises: What I Wish I Knew About Retirement BEFORE I Retired…

Are you really ready for retirement? Will retirement be everything you expect it to be? What kind of retirement surprises are in store for you? Earlier this year, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released their 2015 Risks and Process of Retirement Survey, providing insights on how Americans decide to retire and manage resources in retirement….

FIRE -- Financial Independence Retire Early

Is Your Retirement on FIRE? Financial Independence Retirement Early

This article deals with what FIRE is, what devotees believe, who’s doing this and are there lessons for the more traditional retirement planners that NewRetirement is trying to help.   What is FIRE?  It stands for “Financial Independence / Retiring Early” – in a nutshell it’s about making some significant lifestyle choices immediately to try…

best retirement investments

What is the Best Retirement Investment? Target Date Funds or a Managed Portfolio?

What is the best retirement investment? A target date fund or something else? This content was originally published on RealDealRetirement by Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire Ask Real Deal Retirement… I’ve been putting my retirement savings into a target-date fund but want to know whether that’s a good idea or if I should consider other investments….

how to retire

How to Retire: 14 Things You Need to Do Just Before and After You Retire

Retirement is one of the biggest things you will ever do. And, how to retire well is a big question. Here is a retirement checklist of the important things you should do just before and after you retire for a happy and secure future: 1. Create, Maintain and Evolve Your Retirement Plan Okay.  This should…

Super agers

Secrets of Super Agers and their Healthy Brains

Not all of us age at the same rate.  Some people look younger than others of the same age.  Some people are stronger than others of the same age.  And a few have brains that function much better than others of the same age.  “Super agers” are people who are over 80, but have the…