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NewRetirement Users Reveal the 7 Secrets of their Successful Retirement Plans

Want to know what it takes to have a successful retirement plan?  Using data from survey responses and retirement profiles, NewRetirement has found a few interesting traits shared by people who use the Retirement Planning Calculator to create a successful plan. Here are 7 retirement planning secrets from NewRetirement users who have successfully planned a…

Note From the Founder: Unknown Unknowns

Photo Credit: Steve Chen It’s been a very eventful few months across the country; we’ve had hurricanes, flooding, mass shootings and wildfires – every time I think that the pace of major events can’t go faster it seems to pick up even more. The one bright spot is that the stock market seems to climb…

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8 Federal Budget and Tax Plan Proposals that Could Impact Your Retirement

Today, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled a new tax plan.  They also recently introduced a budget proposal.  Neither of these bills are a foregone conclusion.  However, both the tax plan and budget have items that could significantly impact your retirement. Here are 8 budget and tax proposals you might want to keep…

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8 New Retirement Trends: Is Your Future as Rosy as the Data Suggests it Should Be?

Jack Kerouac is quoted as saving: “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”  While, this is generally true, great things might happen to you if you are part of some of the recent retirement trends. Allianz Life recently surveyed 3,000 Americans, including 1,000 baby boomers aged…

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Do You Even Have What it Takes? 8 Skills You Need for a Fantastically Happy Best Retirement

Here is some good news: you don’t necessarily need $1 million dollars for a successful retirement. So, what you do need? We did a little digging and here are 8 important skills that will enable you to achieve financial security, health and the best retirement possible. Find out if you have the skills… to pay…

A Note from the NewRetirement Founder, Stephen Chen

Blurry photo credit: Me Hi! This is Steve Chen.  I’m the founder of NewRetirement and we’re reaching out to try to better engage with you so that we can learn from one another and use that knowledge to make NewRetirement better and build a community around our tools and content. Today we have about 300,000 people…

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8 Topics to Tackle if You Want to Survive Retirement with Your Spouse

Before you got married, you probably discussed where you wanted to live, whether or not you would have kids and your general hopes for the future. Before you bought a house, you and your spouse talked about where would be best, what size home you hoped to acquire and more. Before you had kids, you…

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Hurry! Get Ready to Retire! The Best Time of Your Life Awaits!

You might be nervous about your future but research suggests that you should run — not walk — toward retirement.  Get ready to retire because the best times of your life await you. Most People Find that Retirement is the Happiest Period of Life Research from Age Wave and Merrill Lynch found that, of all…

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How to Retire Like an Adult: A 10 Point Checklist

If you are in your 50s or 60s, you are probably hoping to find the fountain of youth. However, when you plan your golden years it is best to retire like an adult. Retiring like an adult gives you the financial freedom to pursue the life you want — even if that means doing things…

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Retirement Education: What Back to School Night Can Teach You About Retirement Planning

It is back to school time.  While you are probably past the phase when you report to your children’s elementary, middle school or high school classrooms, these evenings can have some really valuable insights that you can apply to retirement planning. Here are a few ideas that teachers are talking about this year.  See if…