Earning

Most people earn income from a job, but passive income, pensions, Social Security, investment returns, and more are all critical sources of income that you may want to mix and match throughout your lifetime.

Your income levels and the source of that income will likely evolve over time.

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Keys to a Successful Retirement: The 3 Traits of Financially Solvent Retirees

A recent study found 3 traits to help you achieve a successful retirement. Adopt these maxims to achieve a more secure future.

June 2, 2022
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Want Reliable Retirement Income? Use the Spend Safely in Retirement Strategy

Spend safely in retirement? It sounds promising. Discover how to implement this retirement income strategy developed at Stanford. Read more…

May 26, 2022
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An Encore Career? 5 Tips for a Second Career In Retirement

Second careers may be the key to a successful retirement. Get tips on the best careers and how to make money, find meaning and have fun.

May 11, 2022
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Full Retirement Age: Is it the Best Time to Start Social Security Benefits?

Your benefits are determined by your Full Retirement Age (FRA), your benefit amount and FRA and the age when you decide to start benefits.

March 1, 2022
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Average Retirement Income 2022: How Do You Compare?

Average retirement income 2022 – find out how your income compares to averages and get tips for boosting your income. Read now!

February 24, 2022

10 Surprising Facts About Success Later in Life: (It is the Right Time to Start a Business)

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.

January 27, 2022

401k Plans Getting Better: Are They Reason Enough to Work Longer?

Retirement savings programs are improving and most Americans now want to save more. What is a good employer match? How does yours compare?

January 20, 2022

9 Tips for Finding a Job After 50 or After You Have Retired

You are getting better with age. Finding the right job might be more difficult. Overcome the adversity with these 9 tips.

January 19, 2022

Podcast: David Blanchett — Guaranteed Income in Retirement

Steve and David discuss retirement income and go over some listener questions

December 9, 2021

Can I Work and Also Get Social Security Benefits?

Yes, you can get Social Security retirement benefits and work at the same time.

November 22, 2021
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Best Asset Allocation at Different Ages

The best asset allocation strategy for you today? As you age? Is age the best way to determine investment strategy? Get answers.

November 11, 2021

Big Social Security Benefit Increase for 2022: But is Bump Really Enough?

The Social Security Administration has announced a big Social Security benefit increase for 2022. Beginning next January, Social Security paychecks will show a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of 5.9%. This is a huge bump over the modest 1.3% increase that was awarded in 2021. In 2021, the average retired Social Security benefit was $1,565.…

October 14, 2021

Podcast: Mike Piper — Social Security and Tax-Efficient Retirement Planning

Steve and Mike discuss Social Security planning, Roth conversions, and retirement account distributions.

September 30, 2021

Solo 401k: Massive Savings Opportunities for the Self-Employed

The ability to open a Solo 401k is a big perk for the self employed. Learn about 12 big advantages, including the huge contribution limits.

September 16, 2021
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How to Apply for Social Security: Easy Steps to the Right Decisions

Find out how to apply for Social Security. Applying for Social Security is very straightforward. The real trick is deciding when. Get the inside scoop!

July 21, 2021
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Social Security Strategies: 15 Easy Tips for Making the Best Decisions

Choosing the right Social Security strategies can be a $100,000 (or more) question. Find out how to make the most of this benefit with 16 easy tips.

June 30, 2021
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11 Ideas for Living on Social Security Alone

Living on Social Security alone really is possible. Get the scoop on 11 ways to make it work for your situation. Read now!

June 30, 2021
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Why Unprecedented Numbers Are Deciding to Retire Early: Can You Afford to Quit Too?

Post pandemic there are unprecedented numbers of people who are quitting their jobs in search of a better work life balance. Why are they rethinking work and what is next for them?

June 24, 2021
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Find Lost 401k: How to Find Out If You Have Lost or Forgotten Retirement Accounts

Here is a guide for how to find lost money — a lost 401k or other unclaimed retirement benefits. It can be as easy as 1,2,3!

June 15, 2021
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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…

March 19, 2021
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24 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check

Depending on your income (not your assets), you may be receiving a stimulus check of somewhere between $1,400 and $2,800. How are people putting this money to use? We asked the NewRetirement Facebook group and it turns out that the uses are as varied as we are individually. Many are looking to spend the money…

March 18, 2021

Do Social Security Benefits Increase if You Stop Working? Or Decrease?

Do Social Security benefits increase if you stop working? Or decrease?” Learn more and see what applies to your own situation.

March 15, 2021
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Need or Want to Work? Here Are Some of the Best Jobs for After Retirement

So, for either financial or personal reasons you might want to work after retirement or past the traditional retirement age of 65. Read below to get answers about the best jobs after retirement. The Best Jobs After Retirement Are All About Addressing Your Needs and Your Wants Before diving into the job market, you’ll want…

February 25, 2021
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14 Low-Risk, High-Return Investments: How to Make Money in a Low Interest Rate Environment

When you are retired, or near retirement, it is generally a good idea to have a percentage of your savings in investment vehicles that are lower in risk.  However, it can be difficult to find low-risk, high-return investments — especially now with Certificate of Deposit (CD) and savings account rates at less than one percent.…

February 18, 2021

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