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How to Build a Retirement Income Plan

“The most important thing you can do for your retirement is have a plan — specifically a retirement income plan. A plan covers far more than what investments to pick. Investments are the last part of the plan; the icing on the cake. They should come only after you have the main meal menu in…

How Much Should You Save for Retirement? Financial Gurus Answer

Saving for retirement doesn’t have to be difficult. Retirement savings can seem like a very complicated matter. But some of the most well-known and respected financial minds say it’s really not that hard. The difficult part is the saving; sorting out how much to save is simple. The younger you begin, the easier retirement saving…

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Trick or Treat? The Frightening Truth About Debt, Inflation and More…

Most of us are kind of horrified by personal finance.  It can be mystifying and intimidating. However, there are also a lot of ways to profit from basic economic concepts. The problem is that sometimes the bad is good.  And, other times the good is bad. Is Halloween a horrifying holiday or a cute community…

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What is the Best Retirement Investment? Target Date Funds or a Managed Portfolio?

What is the best retirement investment? A target date fund or something else? This content was originally published on RealDealRetirement by Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire Ask Real Deal Retirement… I’ve been putting my retirement savings into a target-date fund but want to know whether that’s a good idea or if I should consider other investments….

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Should You Own Stocks in Retirement?

This content was originally published on RealDealRetirement by Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire Should you own stocks in retirement? Is it worth the risk? Are we crazy to avoid stocks? My husband and I are retired and living comfortably on income from Social Security, a pension and other sources. We own government bonds and have FDIC-insured…

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6 Simple Tips for How to Invest for Retirement

We all know that we need to save for retirement, but that is hard.  However, it might be even harder to figure out how to invest for retirement. Investments are important for your future. Investing requires some level of expertise and a way of thinking about money that is not innate for most people.  Furthermore,…

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10 Expert Retirement Income Strategies: Get Ready to Play a Whole New Ballgame

If creating retirement income feels impossible, it might be because it’s a whole new ballgame for you. Learn the new rules and you can hit the retirement income home run! We’ve spent our whole lives working, spending the money we earn and hopefully saving a little too.  When we retire, everything we have ever experienced…

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How to Save Money and Get Out of Financial Danger

If you are worried about how to save money, you are far from alone. In case you missed the survey released last month by the Federal Reserve Board, 47% of American consumers report they would not be able to come up with $400 for an emergency without borrowing or selling something. That’s half of the…

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Senior Financial Fraud is Now a $3 Billion Dollar a Year Issue

Financial fraud against people 50 and older is a growing concern. Older Americans lose $3 billion each year due to financial fraud and the average victim loses $120,000, according to AARP’s recent BankSafe report. Protect your retirement savings from financial fraud… Financial manipulation is subtle and can take place over a number of years, explains…

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What is a Roth 401k Plan?

What is a Roth 401k plan?  The Roth 401k is a 401k only better, at least for a lot of people. The classic 401k is largely the same from employer to employer, although there are some subtle differences. But the Roth option is a game-changer, and an increasing number of employees who have the choice…