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Getting Old is for Making Money! 10 Super Surprising Facts About Financial Success Later in Life

You might be surprised by the facts of being an entrepreneur after 50! Financial success later in life is FAR more common than you might think. Can you guess which of the following statements are fact and which are fiction? Most Entrepreneurs Worldwide are 55-64 FACT According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the highest…

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The 12 Best Life Expectancy Calculators and Why You Should Use One When Planning Your Retirement

Your longevity is one of the most significant unknowable factors that determine how much you need for retirement, how much you can spend, how much time you have to do the things you want to do and more. Estimating your longevity using one of the best life expectancy calculators can be a good way to improve…

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Retirement Income Strategies: 18 Ideas 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…

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Purposeful Ideas for Retirees Seeking a Second Career or a Big Life Change

Lots of people “retire” to a whole new second career or a very different way of life. In fact, for the majority of retirees, retirement no longer means pursuing a life of leisure. Retirees today are finding new purpose for their “golden years.” Some people want to change their life completely. Others just want a…

Is a Financial Advisor Worth It? 10 Tricks for Developing a Worthwhile Relationship

A lot of people wonder if a financial advisor is worth it. Are they really worth the time, expense and hassle. It can be a sizable expense and you don’t want to make mistakes or feel uncomfortable about the process. If you decide you could benefit, it is important to choose an advisor that is…

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Do You Have a Planning Mindset? It May Be the Right Route to a Happy Retirement

So much of life is determined by your mindset. How you think about things can result in how things are and will be. Recent research from Wells Fargo has found that “planning is actually everything.” And, particularly true if you want to feel great about your financial future. Planning Mindset: They Key to a Happy…

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Can You Do Better than Average on this Quiz of Your Retirement Financial Literacy?

Retirement financial literacy is low. Most of us do not know very much about the fundamentals of how personal finance works. Just look at the average retirement income and you will realize that most people are unprepared and unaware of what is needed for a secure retirement. However, a survey suggests that financial literacy is…

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15 Scenarios to Try with a Comprehensive Retirement Calculator! Discover Real Ways to Strengthen Your Finances

Did you know that a truly comprehensive retirement calculator can do A LOT more than answer the questions most of us know to ask: When can I retire? How much do I need to retire? Am I likely to run out of money? There is so much more to retirement planning than just having enough…

New and Useful: Retirement Planner Now Has Additional Withdrawals Strategies, Tax Enhancements and More…

The NewRetirement team is always scrambling to add new and useful functionality to the NewRetirement Planner. This week we are introducing additional withdrawal strategies, better handling of capital gains on after-tax accounts, and faster, more detailed Inspector charting. Log in now to start using it or learn more below. Withdrawal Strategies You can now choose…

Podcast: Larry Swedroe — A Successful & Secure Retirement

Episode 35 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Larry Swedroe — director of research for Buckingham Strategic Wealth. They discuss his new book, Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement, and what he’s learned helping people plan for their future over his 20+ year career in financial services and wealth management.…

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Important: New SECURE Act Brings Big Changes for Retirement Planning

The SECURE Act — formally known as the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act — is designed to help people better use retirement savings and save more. However, it also has some big tax implications related to leaving behind an estate. It is important that you are aware of these changes and you…