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How Much Do You Need for Retirement if You Live to Be 100?

We all ask the question, “How much do I need for retirement?” However, it is a very hard question to answer. The difficulty lies in the fact that it varies greatly depending on how long you live. Will you live to be 100? Or, 85? How long will your spouse live? Is 100 the New…

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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” and…

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Are You Prepared for the Challenges of Retirement? Baby Boomers in Trouble

For most people, retirement is now an awesome time of new adventures.  However, the financial challenges of retirement can feel overwhelming for many — especially middle-income baby boomers. Baby boomers may be ready for retirement adventure. But can we afford it? Baby Boomers are on the leading edge of the transition from institutional responsibility for…

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Why a “Retirement Age” Might Cease to Exist

What is your retirement age? When will you retire? How old do you have to be to retire? There used to be a simple answer: 65.  Not so long ago, most people turned 65 and retired. Retirement meant that they quit working entirely, started Social Security and enrolled in Medicare. Now you have more options….

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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…