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Using These Retirement Calculators The Wrong Way Could Cost You Thousands

Figuring out realistic tax rates in retirement is complicated.<p>I’ve long promoted using free retirement calculators, easily available on the web, to …

8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years

Retiring abroad certainly has its benefits, such as cheaper healthcare, a refreshing change of scenery and a lower cost of living. That last detail …

Retirement

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Countless workers dream of retiring early and reaping the benefits that come with it. But many folks don't pursue that objective, either because they're too scared to take the leap or are worried that they're not financially ready. Both are valid lines of thinking, but the problem is that the …

Retirement

How Much Income Will I Need in Retirement?

Financial advisers talk about how much money you'll probably spend.<p><i>In this series, Tips from the Pros</i>, <i>MONEY taps the collective wisdom of expert</i> …

Is an Annuity a Good Investment?

Is an annuity a good investment? This is a surprisingly hard question to answer.<p>If you have ever met with a financial advisor about investments, …

Retirement

20 Muscle-Building Monkey Bar Exercises For a Killer Bodyweight Workout

They don’t call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

Workouts

The Average American in Retirement Has a Nest Egg Thats This Big

The life satisfaction of retirees includes much more than just their nest egg balance.<p>I spend half of my year with my wife and two-year old daughter in rural Costa Rica. We live and volunteer on a permaculture coffee farm. Our life there is a nice byproduct of being able to work via the …

Retirement

10 Stocks That Haven't Dropped in 5 Years

<i>By Ashley Redmond, Contributor</i><p>There are close to 3,000 companies on the world's largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange. So when you're looking to invest in a reliable company, it can be difficult to find the best stocks.<p><i>Visit GOBankingRates for the latest finance news, tips and more >>></i><p>…

7 Smart Ways To Invest $1,000

You’d like to learn how to invest $1,000.<p><i>Is this possible?</i><p>After all, don’t many financial advisers have investing minimums? What if you’re new to investing? Where do you start?<p>Yes, there <i>are</i> places you can invest $1,000. And, some of them are pretty nifty, as well.<p>But, it’s not enough to know some …

Retirement

Mindfulness: the craze sweeping through schools is now at a university near you

Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. Raise it to your lips, place it in your mouth, explore it with your tongue. Prepare to chew. As you bite into it, notice the bursts of …

Mindfulness

What You Need To Do NOW To Retire Early

The idea of retiring early and living on a beach somewhere sounds like a dream to many people. And for most, it may be a harder-to-reach goal than …

Retirement

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

Meditation

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Exercise

How to know if you can afford to retire

More Americans are confident they will probably be able to keep their heads above water in retirement, but that still leaves more than half of us who …

See If You're Saving Enough For the Future With Fidelity's Retirement Score

The sooner you start saving for retirement, the better. Whether or not you’re saving <i>enough</i> is a different story. Fidelity’s new Retirement Score tool …

10 things that keep your retirement planner up at night

Ever wonder what worries the financial professional who helps to arrange retirements? Here's a list of 10 things that they fear can eviscerate their …

Retirement Calculator | CNNMoney

The results offer a general idea of how much you'll need and are not intended to be investment advice. The results are presented in both future dollars (at retirement) and today's dollars, which is calculated using an inflation rate of 2.3%.<p>How we calculate your savings goal<p>First, we determine what …

Retirement

Warren Buffett's top dividend stocks for 2016

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is famous for his uber long-term approach to investing, and his status as the second wealthiest American suggests investors might want to follow in his footsteps. Especially when it comes to dividend paying stocks that have been shown to outperform their …

Investing

The 20-Minute Cardio Workout All Lifters Will Love | Men's Health

I don’t enjoy it, and I’m not good at it. You’ll never see my slogging away on the treadmill or going out for a jog.<p>One thing you <i>will</i> see me doing: sprints.<p>They boost your aerobic capacity, and you don’t have to be built like a marathoner to do them. You can be a huge, muscular beast like yours …

Here's How to Start Investing Your Money

Everything you've ever needed to know about the stock market.<p>The stock market can be a smart way to clone your money, but it makes plenty of people break out in hives. A recent Bankrate.com survey showed that only 26 percent of Americans under age 30 own any stock-based investments. Alexa von …

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner: A Lifetime Plan to Finish Rich in Real Estate | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

David Bach’s Simple System for Building Wealth Through Homeownership Will Help You Finish Rich in Any Market—<i>Automatically</i><p>Updated with a new chapter …

Here Is the Real Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It's Not Diet or Exercise)

Practically every client I counsel who struggles with weight loss will say something like, “I just need to workout more.” But the truth is it’s not …

Why Solar Energy Stocks Are Poised to Shine in 2016

The coming year is not looking very promising for energy. Oil prices are slumping and look like they will continue to underperform for at least the …

The Top Five Retirement Posts from The Wall Street Journal’s Experts Blog in 2015

What has been top of mind this year for our panel of retirement gurus on The Wall Street Journal’s Experts blog? Quite a bit, with everything from Social Security to the Internet of Things.<p>But these are just a few of the retirement themes from the blog that resonated with readers in 2015. Below you …

Retirement

What is the ideal retirement portfolio for your 60s?

<i>Karin Mizgala, MBA, CFP, is co-founder and CEO of Money Coaches Canada. We asked her to construct an ideal retirement portfolio for a Canadian in their 60s.</i><p>If you're in your 60s, either at or near retirement, assuming average life expectancy, your investment time frame for the bulk of your …

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts