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    Average Retirement Income 2016: How Does it Compare to Your Plans?

    Average Retirement Income 2016: How Does it Compare to Your Plans?

    The average retirement income is probably a lot less than you think. As surprising as it might sound, the average American's retirement income is barely over $1,500 per month or about $18,000 annually, according to the Pension Rights Center. Retirement Income Does Not Grow on Trees... Depending on where you live, that might not even pay ...

    Average Retirement Income 2017: How Do You Compare?

    Average Retirement Income 2017: How Do You Compare?

    No matter what the average retirement income 2017 data shows, one thing is for sure: many retirees today are living on remarkably little and many are sacrificing essentials to make ends meet. Where will your retirement income 2017 come from? There is some good news though.  According to Fidelity's most recent retirement readiness survey, "people are ...

    How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?  What’s My Magic Number?

    How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? What’s My Magic Number?

    When you ask yourself, "How much money do I need to retire," wouldn’t it be great to know exactly how much money you need to  be comfortable for the rest of your days? Is it possible to calculate that “magic number?" Does it even exist? Figuring out your magic number for retirement might not actually require ...

    The Best Retirement Plans: 41 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Retirement

    The Best Retirement Plans: 41 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Retirement

    Think retirement is about sitting with your feet up and watching the rest of the world whiz by? Possibly, but many people think retirement and plan for embarking on one of life's greatest adventures. This is the time to do what you want with the experience-laden good sense to appreciate it. Having the best retirement plan ...

    How Much Do I Need to Retire? Avoid These Common Planning Mistakes

    How Much Do I Need to Retire? Avoid These Common Planning Mistakes

    There is no shortage of retirement income advice.  And, anyone can make a prediction about  how much you will need for a secure retirement. Much of this guidance is based on sentiments that have more or less stayed the same for at least a few generations. But what if that advice is wrong?  It might have ...

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

    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. Most of us do not have enough money for retirement. According to a detailed report by ...

    The 5 Best Retirement Calculators

    The 5 Best Retirement Calculators

    Retirement planning has never been more complicated. But then again, it's never been so simple. With so many changes in the economy and uncertain times ahead, you might think you need a degree in finance to get it right. But fortunately, there's a tool called the retirement calculator that helps clear the murky water. A quick ...

    Making Sense of Retirement — 48 Great Movies About Retirement and Aging — Updated List!

    Making Sense of Retirement — 48 Great Movies About Retirement and Aging — Updated List!

    Movies – like all art forms – can be a great way to explore important themes in your life.  Here is our list of movies related to retirement and aging.  While you should probably do more to prepare for retirement than watching movies -- use a retirement calculator or consult a financial advisor for example ...

    The Top 5 Overlooked Retirement Costs; Do Not Be Taken by Surprise

    The Top 5 Overlooked Retirement Costs; Do Not Be Taken by Surprise

    Research indicates that retirees are not confident that they are well enough prepared for retirement. A recent Lincoln Financial Group study reports that 53% of retirement age respondents are worried about not having enough money. So, how can you put your worries to rest? For many retirees, it may be too late to save a lot ...

    7 Reasons Why You Should Actually Retire at 62 (If You Can)

    7 Reasons Why You Should Actually Retire at 62 (If You Can)

    Early retirement seems like a wonderful dream to a lot of people. You've been in the workforce for decades, all focused on the goal of enjoying the rest of your life on your own terms. But just wanting to get out of the rat race isn't quite enough of a reason, if you're not ready. Retiring ...

    Feelin’ Groovy? Slow Down. Don’t Move Too Fast Preparing for Retirement

    Feelin’ Groovy? Slow Down. Don’t Move Too Fast Preparing for Retirement

    New data shows that we are feeling better about our retirement prospects these days.  However, there is reason to be cautious about our groovy outlook.  We are still not really preparing for retirement enough.Perhaps the Simon and Garfunkel "Feelin' Groovy" song lyrics might be a good anthem for retirement... and preparing for retirement: Slow down, you ...

    The Best Retirement Calculator Is Now More Powerful: Better Modeling of Retirement Savings

    The Best Retirement Calculator Is Now More Powerful: Better Modeling of Retirement Savings

    Considered one of the best retirement calculators, the NewRetirement planning system has been praised by magazines and investing groups. The tool just keeps getting better. Check out the new features designed to help you plan and have a more secure future. 1. Powerful Savings & Assets Modeling One of the enhancements that you have asked about the most ...

    Your End of Year Retirement Checklist

    Your End of Year Retirement Checklist

    Feeling frazzled by holiday fanfare?  Do you also have nagging worries about your retirement plans? One of the best ways to control stress of any kind is to make a list and check it twice.  And we have done that for you. Here is a handy end of year retirement checklist -- 9 things you ...

    You Will NEVER Retire!  (And Other Big Retirement Myths)

    You Will NEVER Retire! (And Other Big Retirement Myths)

    “You will never retire.” Those are four dreaded words no person wants to hear, especially those nearing retirement -- even those who have not saved for retirement have hopes of retiring. One in five people who are near retirement age have no money saved, according to a survey last year from the Federal Reserve. The survey ...

    The Best Retirement Planning Advice from Buffet, Orman, Ramsey and 8 Other Financial Gurus

    The Best Retirement Planning Advice from Buffet, Orman, Ramsey and 8 Other Financial Gurus

    Preparing for retirement can be a daunting task, so it helps to know what financial gurus -- the best financial advisors -- are saying about it. Here is retirement planning advice from 10 of the best known experts. Suze Orman: Prepare for the Emotional Aspects of Retirement Suze Orman suggests that at least part of the decision ...

    The Best Retirement Calculator: Now Better than Ever…

    The Best Retirement Calculator: Now Better than Ever…

    The NewRetirement retirement calculator -- named a best retirement calculator by the American Association of Individual Investor’s (AAII) — is a detailed and easy to use retirement planning system. NewRetirement's retirement calculator is now better than ever... We are very proud of this tool. Forbes magazine called it a "new approach to retirement planning" ...

    Early Retirement Forum: Resources, Discussion, and Tools for Those Interested in an Early Retirement

    Early Retirement Forum: Resources, Discussion, and Tools for Those Interested in an Early Retirement

    There is a lot of interest in early retirement.  In the right circumstances it can offer amazing quality of life.  Here we have amassed a series of articles on early retirement, some tools that could be useful to you and -- at the bottom -- is a commenting section to be used as an early ...

    More than 8 Esteemed Experts Offer Smart Strategies for the Transition to Retirement

    More than 8 Esteemed Experts Offer Smart Strategies for the Transition to Retirement

    The transition to retirement is exciting and scary.  Like all big events -- graduations, relocations, marriage, childbirth and more -- life will never be the same again. To make your planning for this transformation easier, here is advice from retirement and personal finance experts. Go for Risk and Reward You have a lot of choices for how to ...

    Best States to Retire for Taxes: Tax Rates by State

    Best States to Retire for Taxes: Tax Rates by State

    Looking for a great place to retire, or wondering if the state where you live will make life a bit easier? Ten states in particular strive to make life less expensive on retirees by lightening the tax burden. Of those, we've selected the top 5 to show how they stack up. None of these states tax ...

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

    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. The study ...