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Worried About Retirement? Try Changing Your Perspective

Your attitude toward anything in life is all based on perspective.  If you are worried about retirement, maybe you just need to change your approach. Albert Einstein is credited with this saying that shows how a flipped perspective can change how you think: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its…

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Want to Retire Early? Here Are 8 Tips to Make it Happen ASAP

Retiring early is a dream for many Americans, but one that few are sure they’ll be able to reach. About half of Americans retire early — between the ages of 61 and 65. (that’s a full five to six years before full retirement age as defined by the Social Security Administration), and 18% of Americans…

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Retirement Planning Activities: Are You Doing More or Less than Average?

Most of us have done some kind of retirement planning activities.  In fact, according to a recent study from Vanguard, only 1 out of 10 pre and recent retirees have not done any planning at all. However, not everyone is tackling the same retirement planning tasks and few of us are creating a really comprehensive…

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By the Numbers: 11 Figures You Need to Know for a Secure Retirement

Figuring out if you can retire securely can sometimes feel like the most complicated word problem ever.  Just figuring out which retirement number to worry about can be perplexing.  And then there is the further complication of knowing how they all fit together. Here is your guide to the 11 retirement numbers that are most…

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Time to Catch Up! 12 Things Pre Retirees Can Do Now for a Better Future

On your marks, get set…. RETIRE!  If you are in your 50s or 60s, you are probably a pre retiree — someone getting ready to retire.  You are about to step into the starting blocks and race for the finish line. Here are 12 things pre retirees can do now to improve their future: 1….

7 Hot Button Political Topics that Could Impact Your Retirement Well Being

“All politics is personal,” so the saying goes.  And, this year that phrase is especially true for people nearing retirement. There are a lot of hot button topics on the table that have the potential to impact your retirement well being — no matter where you stand on the political spectrum. Here we discuss 7…

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When to Retire: How to Make the Right Choice with Advice from Decision Making Expert

When to retire.  Getting the answer to this question is — by far — one of the biggest decisions of your life and a choice that can cause a lot of stress.

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Preparing for Retirement: 7 Secret Training Tips for a Successful Future

When you hear “preparing for retirement,” you probably think about savings and budgeting.  However, your finances are just one aspect that you need to consider. Sure, you need to have your financial situation in check when you retire, but other aspects of your life could use some prepping as well. Here are 7 important retirement…

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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 savings and you will realize that most people are unprepared and unaware of what is needed for a secure retirement. However, a recent survey suggests that financial literacy…

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How to Retire: 5 Steps to a Secure Future — Jump In!

You want to know how to retire. Figuring out the answer to this question can feel overwhelming and sometimes impossible — especially if you are already in your 50s or 60s. It has been hard just making ends meet month after month and now you are faced with creating a plan for the next 20…