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The Dumbest Retirement Questions Ever Asked

Okay, there really is no such thing as a stupid question.  In fact asking questions — even “dumb” retirement questions — is a great way to learn about how to do a better job preparing for your future.  And, it turns out we need to learn a lot. So, in the spirit of doing a…

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A New Approach to Retirement Planning

An interview with NewRetirement’s founder, Stephen Chen, was featured on Forbes this week.  The magazine hailed NewRetirement as “A New approach to Retirement Planning.” The article highlighted how we got started and what makes our approach to retirement planning different from anyone else’s. Tell me about your background and why you started NewRetirement. Stephen Chen:…

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Be Happy: 5 Ways to Worry Less About Your Retirement

Don’t Worry… Be Happy… About Your Retirement!!! You can be happy in retirement The economy is trying to rebound, but you may still feel constantly stressed about your finances and you are probably asking yourself, do I have enough money for retirement? If you are worried, you’re not alone. The majority of Americans are concerned…

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Are You Unhappy at Work? Is Retirement the Right Answer?

Job satisfaction in the United States has been falling since the late 1980s.  Across all economic and age levels, around 50 percent of all American workers are unhappy at work according to the Conference Board who has been doing job satisfaction surveys for almost 20 years. If you are unhappy with your job, is retirement…

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10 Great Money Management Tips for Your Retirement

In some ways, managing money in retirement gets a little easier than before.  You only have the money you have, so your options are somewhat simpler and more limited.  On the other hand, the rules of money management shift in retirement so it may seem more complicated to you. No matter whether you find it…

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3 Easy Guidelines for a Successful Retirement

A successful retirement is possible for almost everyone.  However, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, 81% of Americans are worried that they will not have a successful retirement. For most people, a successful retirement is one where: You don’t run out of money You can afford an acceptable lifestyle You can pay for…

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Tips for an Empty Nest — The Last Big Life Transition Before Retirement

The emptying of the nest is a life transition that is not often talked about — at least not to the extent that we analyze the impact of getting married, having children and retiring.  However, the act of children leaving home has emotional and financial reverberations that rival all of the other big events in…

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You Will Have a Happy Retirement and 9 Other Fun Facts About Your Future

A new study from Merrill Lynch, “Leisure in Retirement, Beyond the Bucket List,” finds that you are very likely to have a happy retirement. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that it is probably going to be the best time of your life! Here are 9 facts about your probable happy retirement future:…

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong? 12 Retirement Disasters that Are Easy to Avoid

Be sure to plan for everything that could possibly go wrong in retirement…What could possibly go wrong?  You’re nearing retirement, you’ve got money set aside and you’re ready to travel, spend more time with the grandkids or in the garden, and perfect your golf swing. Unfortunately, plenty could still go wrong. You probably know to…

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Good News / Bad News About Your Retirement

If you are retired or almost retired and are feeling good about your retirement, you are not alone. American retirees are feeling positive about their finances post-recession, but many are still not nearly as prepared as they should be, according to a recent survey from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. “Many American retirees are still…