Author: Kathleen Coxwell

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By the Numbers: 11 Figures You Need to Know for a Secure Retirement

Figuring out if you can retire securely can sometimes feel like the most complicated word problem ever.  Just figuring out which retirement number to worry about can be perplexing.  And then there is the further complication of knowing how they all fit together. Here is your guide to the 11 retirement numbers that are most…

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Preparing for Retirement: 7 Secret Training Tips for a Successful Future

When you hear the phrase “preparing for retirement,” you probably think about savings and budgeting.  However, your finances are just one aspect that you need to consider. Sure, you need to have your financial situation in check when you retire, but other aspects of your life could use some prepping as well. Here are seven…

Boomers Have a Retirement Problem: Boomerang Kids

Baby boomers who are still financially supporting their adult children (a group that is sometimes referred to as “boomerang kids”) are increasingly finding that doing so is keeping them from reaching retirement, a study shows. In fact, only 21% of baby boomers who support their adult children are retired–compared with 52% of baby boomer households…

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Keeping Up with Technology Can Keep the Mind Young: Amie Clark of TheSeniorList.com

The world of technology is constantly changing. Each year, phones, televisions, and computers grow smarter. Social media sites and web application developers give us something new to figure out. At a certain point, it can be easier to give up on new trends and resign yourself to what you already know. But could that actually…

How Much Time Should You Spend On Retirement Financial Planning?

Would you believe some people give retirement financial planning less attention than planning a vacation, choosing a restaurant, or buying a television? It’s a bit scary, but it’s also true. Retirement isn’t an event, and it’s not something to buy. If you want to keep your current standard of living for the long haul, you’ll…

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For Retirement Security, Make a Plan for Everything that Could Possibly Go Wrong

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

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Robo-Advisors: Should You Automate Your Retirement Savings and Investments?

Robots: They answer the phones at our insurance agencies; they build cars in our factories. And if we are lucky enough to own a Roomba-brand vacuum, they even vacuum our floors. They now can now also make personalized investment decisions for you related to your retirement. Robo-advisors are a relatively new type of online investment…

Tips for Keeping Your Own Retirement Plans on Track as a Family Caregiver

The costs of being a caregiver can be overwhelming.  There is the extreme emotional turmoil. But there are also serious financial concerns– from money spent out-of-pocket and from time spent caregiving instead of earning income. A study by AARP found that family caregivers spent an average of nearly $7,000 a year of their own money–more…

7 Ways to Protect Your Retirement from Investment Frauds

Selling bogus investment products to older Americans is big business: In June 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Investor Advocate released a report on Elder Financial Exploitation. While they could not make a good estimate of total national financial costs to victims, in the state of New York, a rigorous study…

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5 Reasons Why Your Loved Ones Could Put Your Retirement at Risk

Saving for retirement can be an incredibly difficult task, especially when your path is filled with hurdles such as job loss, rising inflation, and debt. One obstacle you may not think about is your own family. Juggling family commitments makes it hard for many adults to save for their own financial future. It can force…

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