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What Happens if I Really Do Run Out of Money in Retirement?

If you are worried about running out of money in retirement, you are not alone.  Running out of money is the main concern of most people in or approaching retirement. And, there is VERY good reason to be concerned — VERY concerned. Let’s explore this fear. Are you right to be scared? What can you…

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Are You Saving Too Much for Retirement? (It’s More Common than You Might Think)

We hear a lot of horror stories these days about people saving too little, but the fact is that some people are actually saving too much for retirement. It is possible to have too much of a good thing…  It’s safe to say that my grandfather is one who saved too much because even though…

Passive Income for Retirement: 12 Creative Ideas to Boost Your Financial Security

Passive income for retirement are income sources that you benefit from without too much effort — the money just flows in. Passive income streams are therefore ideal for retirement. In retirement you are trying to maximize the time we spend on leisure activities while minimizing work or burdensome endeavors.You can generate passive income from savings,…

How to Deal with Dementia or Alzheimer’s: 5 Retirement Financial Planning Steps

More than 5.5 million people have Alzheimer’s today, and as the baby boomers age, by 2050 that number is projected to triple. Additional research from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that last year millions of family and friends provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care — care valued at $220.2 billion — to loved ones with…

Volunteering in Retirement: 6 Tips for Making an Impact

If volunteering in retirement sounds appealing to you, you are not alone. More than ever, workers over 50 are looking toward careers in the nonprofit world, seeking a second chance at purposeful work. In fact, according to Encore.org, more than 25 million Americans ages 50 to 70 are eager to share their skills, passions and…

Retired Athletes: 20 Valuable Lessons from their Financial Victories and Agonizing Defeats

Retired athletes too often face financial ruin. According to authoritative reporting by Sports Illustrated, approximately 78 percent of NFL players either go bankrupt or face some serious financial stress within two years of ending their playing careers, while 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retiring from the game. More recent…

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15 of the Most Important Lessons from Financial Independence Blogs

To gain financial independence for retirement, use the lessons of those who have retired early. Here are 15 of the key lessons from the gurus running the top financial independence blogs. The Big Takeaways… Financial independence can be achieved, but it’s about combining lifestyle ambitions with reasonable financial strategies. Financial independence comes with some sacrifice,…

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Hotels, Cruises and Communes! Unexpected Ways to Afford a Little Help as You Age

Most of us are going to need some extra support as we age. Cooking, cleaning, running errands and more are called “activities of daily living” and it can be nice to get help with these tasks as you age. Is retiring to a Holiday Inn the answer? Living independently can be extremely difficult as we…

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Social Security Leveling: What is It? Is it Better than a Traditional Pension Payout Option?

  You are lucky if you have a pension. You are lucky if your pension gives you different pay out options, but the choice for what to do can be confusing. Pension leveling — also called Social Security leveling — is one payout option that can be confusing. What is Pension Leveling / Social Security…

Podcast: Paula Pant — You can Afford Anything but not Everything

Episode 54 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Paula Pant, the Founder of Afford Anything, a personal finance site, and host of the Afford Anything Podcast with 15 million downloads. (congrats!) Paula’s core belief is that you can “Afford Anything but not Everything”, and every decision has a tradeoff. We’re going to discuss…

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17 Ways to Dig Yourself Out of a Financial Hole (and Build Toward Retirement)

 At age 47 I was jobless, emotionally broken after an abusive marriage, and running through savings to keep a divorce attorney in my corner. Grieving my mother’s death and terrified that my disabled adult daughter and I would end up homeless, I couldn’t see any kind of future for myself. Within five years I had…

Am I Ready to Retire? The 8 Unexpected Skills You Need for a Happy Secure Future

If you are asking, “Am I ready to retire?” Here is some good news: you don’t necessarily need $1 million dollars for a successful retirement. So, what you do need? We did a little digging and here are 8 important skills that will enable you to achieve financial security, health and the best most secure…

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Social Security Strategies: 15 Easy Tips for Making the Best Decisions

Signing up to start Social Security is simple. However, finding the right Social Security strategy for you can be complicated but VERY worthwhile. Here are 15 tips for making the best Social Security decision: Social Security Strategies For Almost Everyone 1. Delay the Start of Benefits for As Long As Possible This Social Security strategy…

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The 22 Most Foolish Financial Decisions Ever Made

Recently online, individual NewRetirement subscribers were discussing the most foolish financial decisions they had ever made. The conversations were interesting in that many highlighted a few bits of “wisdom” about being “foolish.” Foolishness Can Be a Great Learning Tool Making foolish decisions can be one of the greatest learning tools. “A wise man can learn…

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Impact Investing Returns: Do Well — Financially and Socially — by Doing Good

Impact investing! The name sounds exciting. Who wouldn’t want to make an impact with an investment? But, what is it exactly? Are impact investing returns on par with any other investment? And, is it right for you and your retirement? What is Impact Investing? Impact investing, related to socially responsible or ethical investing, conscious capitalism,…

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19 Powerful Insights Gained by Creating a Retirement Plan

Recently on the NewRetirement Facebook group, we asked, “What is one insight you gained by going through the process of creating a retirement plan?” It is clear from the responses that creating a plan can create wealth, security, fewer taxes, an earlier retirement, and much more. The insights are varied and reflect the fact that…

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Pros and Cons of ETFs: Are Exchange Traded Funds a Good Retirement Investment?

If you do not know about Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)… it may be well worth your while to learn about them. There are many compelling pros and cons of ETFs as a retirement investment. ETFs have become a very popular investment vehicle and they can be a good place for retirement savings. In a nutshell,…

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Medicare Surcharges (IRMAA): How the Wealthier Pay MORE for Coverage

If you have enough wealth, your Medicare costs — specifically your premiums — might be more than you had bargained for. Not everyone knows this, but there are Medicare surcharges (officially called Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount, or IRMAA) that correspond to income brackets. These additional costs can really add up. It is the highest-earning…

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