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Making the most of Social Security

6 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. She offers you her Social Security expertise with six insider tips…

Is $58,000 the Amount of Annual Retirement Income You Need for a Happily Ever After?

Contrary to what many financial planners suggest, you can live on a lot less than 100% or even 80% of your pre-retirement income. In fact, a survey by T. Rowe Price of new retirees who have 401(k) account balances or rollover IRAs found that you can live comfortably on a lot less. The report suggests that…

Orman, Ramsey, and Other Gurus on How to Save for Retirement

Retirement savings can seem like a very complicated matter. But some of the most well-known and respected financial minds like Suze Orman, David Ramsay, and others say that it’s really not that hard. The difficult part is saving. Sorting out how much to save is simple.Saving for retirement doesn’t have to be difficult. The younger…

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Reverse Retirement: Find Out Why So Many Retirees Are Going Back to Work

An astonishing number of retirees “reverse” retirement – they quit their lives of leisure and go back to work either part or full time. Is retirement really not all that it is cracked up to be? Going backward is rarely a good idea, but reversing back into a compelling job can actually have far-reaching benefits.…

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Be Happy: 7 Ways to Worry Less About Your Retirement

Don’t worry, be happy… about your retirement. You can be happy in retirement. The Big Takeaways… There are several financial strategies you can use to manage stress, like increasing savings and being proactive about your debt. Reserving time to focus on your happiness can help relieve stress in other areas of your life. The NewRetirement…

9 Surprising and Dirty Secrets About Long-Term Care, Medicaid, and Your Retirement

Medicare and Medicaid have been in the news for several years as a debate rages in the Federal government about a possible budget shortfall in the programs and how to fund them. Here are nine things you might not know about Medicaid and your chances of needing it in the future. 1. You Have a…

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15 Important Lessons from Regular People Who Have Achieved Total Financial Independence

To gain financial independence for retirement, use the lessons of those who have retired early. 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, so it’s important to consider the consequences before committing yourself to an early retirement. The NewRetirement…

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Is Your Retirement on FIRE (Financial Independence Retirement Early)?

“FIRE” stands for Financial Independence Retire Early for a group of fired-up young people. In a nutshell, it’s about making some significant lifestyle choices immediately to try to achieve financial independence as quickly as possible. For most followers, it’s actually more about mindfulness, frugality and simplicity – not just about money and financial independence. FIRE…