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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…

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Best Retirement Plans

Saving for retirement is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Whether you use an IRA, a 401(k), one of the many other options or a combination of several plans, the best retirement plans for you depends on your employment status and how much you’re able to contribute. Best retirement plans Sometimes when we talk about the best…

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Learn These 6 Tricks for More Retirement Savings

We might be getting older, but there is till time for learning some new retirement savings tricks.  Do you have enough retirement savings? Are you feeling unprepared? Thanks to the following 6 quick fixes, those worries end now. Old (and not so old) dogs can learn new tricks… Saving for retirement may seem daunting. You are…

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Retirement Experts: Lorena Brockman’s 6 Tips to Jump-Start Savings

Lorena Brockman is a blogger for JennsBlahBlahBlog.com and has notable know-how in blogging, finances, retirement, and has been deemed “Greatest Auntie Ever” by many. To learn more about Lorena, visit her company’s blog at JennsBlahBlahBlog.com. Planning for retirement isn’t something people in their 20s, or even their 30s, usually consider. Retirement can often creep up…

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Expert Interview Series: CFP Kimberly Howard on How to Save for Retirement

Certified Financial Planner Kimberly J. Howard is well-known blogger who has written on subjects ranging from 401k’s and mutual funds to debt management and saving for college. She’s also the founder KJH Financial Services in Newton, Mass. and Denver, Col. and enjoys helping clients explore and achieve their life goals through effective comprehensive financial planning….

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Retirement Investing: How to Balance Safety with Adequate Returns

Retirement investing can be risky, but it does not need to be a gamble. This content was originally published on RealDealRetirement by Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetire Ask Real Deal Retirement: I have roughly $1 million saved and hope to retire in about 10 years. I’m nervous about the market, but also worried that moving out of…

how much do you need to retire

How Much Do You Need to Retire? Don’t Guess! Find Out!

How much do you need to retire?  Have you made a guess?  Are you estimating that you’ll need more than you have?  Maybe you have kind of thought it through and come up with a number in your head?  Or perhaps you are just hoping that whatever it is you have will be enough? But…

Empty Nest

Empty Nest? This Is a BIG Opportunity to Save More for Retirement

So, what type of empty nest parent are you? Are you relieved and happy to have more time on your own? Are you sad and lonely that your children have flown the coop? Or, are you simply shrewdly calculating how much more money you can now spend or use to save for your own retirement?…