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Guess Who's Left Out Of Obama's New Retirement Proposal?

The President's proposed retirement changes will benefit younger workers, not the close-to-retirement boomers who need help the most.<p>In the fantasy world of politics and financial planners, right now, millions of baby boomers are slapping their palms to their foreheads and saying, "Gosh darn-it! I …

Forget your retirement: It’s time to pay for Dad’s

When Nicole Maliteare visited a retirement residence last month to see if it could accommodate her ailing father, sticker shock set in. "To be honest, I was stunned," says the 45-year-old single mother of two children, 8 and 6. "How do people afford this?"<p>Ms. Maliteare was quoted $5,000 a month for …

6 Ways To Catch Up If You're Behind On Retirement Savings

Most financial advisers agree: The simplest way to ensure you retire comfortably is to start saving early and let the power of compound interest work for you over time. But what if you got a late start or financial troubles in middle age ate into your nest egg and now you’re playing catch-up?<p>The …

How to Protect Your Retirement Income from the Next Bear Market

In a worst-case scenario, you'll need lots of cash on hand.<p>In November of 1972 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a little above 1,000 …

Where in the World Should You Retire? New Report Takes a Look at 23 Great Possibilities

Thinking of retiring abroad? Here’s an updated resource that might have you thinking differently about Peru or Malaysia.

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20 Tricks to Retiring Rich

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>When you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: Traveling to faraway places? Indulging in hobbies you didn't have time to enjoy while you were working? Or pinching pennies just to cover the bills?<p>The latter is probably not your ideal retirement, …

Will the LGBT Community Be Able to Retire?

<i>Mario Fernandes: Flickr</i><p>Is there a Pending LGBT Retirement Crisis?<p>While the LGBT community is benefiting from increasing financial prosperity and legal recognition, many economic challenges hit us harder than they do for straight citizens. Like everyone else, we are currently facing a retirement …

13 strategies to save a fortune, from real people who retired before 40

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to win the lottery, inherit a windfall, or even earn a Wall Street salary to retire early.<p>Consider "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson …

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6 Retirement Savings Tips For Generation X

The members of Generation X are the country’s unhappy middle children. Stuck between Boomers and Millennials, these adults between ages 35 and 49 are in the worst financial shape of any generation, reports the 2015 Northwestern Mutual Planning & Progress Study.<p>Gen Xers are tallying up the most debt …

Older Workers Ask: Where's My Flexible Retirement?

Riddle me this: World populations are aging, labor forces are shrinking and government-run retirement programs are running short of cash, so why aren’t employers and politicians embracing flexible retirement for older workers?<p>“Many, if not most workers — especially those nearing retirement — …

The best ways to take your retirement income

Retirees can now find more flexible income from drawdown, multi-asset funds and so called 'third- way' products that combine annuities and exposure …

4 surprising facts about retirement and how we're getting ready for it

There is no shortage of reminders urging you to prepare for your retirement in advance – even in your 20s, as far in advance as you possibly can. These days, people are also considering other kinds of preparations that go beyond finances. For example, there's a move toward emotionally preparing for …

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Why More Flexible Retirement Jobs Are on the Way

Staying longer on the job offers big benefits to both workers and employers.<p>More and more older workers are aiming for a phased retirement—a flexible …

The List: A Retirement Resources Guide

Where to go for answers to basic questions.

Why We Can't Stop Torturing Ourselves With 401(k) Wreckage

It's like rubbernecking after a car accident: The market sinks dramatically, as it has for most of 2016, and suddenly virtually everyone with a …

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Which Accounts to Tap 1st in Retirement

Retired? Which Accounts to Tap 1st in Retirement“I’m free” you think after that last day of work. You’ve toiled, saved, invested and finally you’re …

How To Save For College And Retirement At The Same Time

With many parents still paying off their own college debt, is there any way to save for your child’s education and retirement?<p>By the time your grandparents were your age, they were living beneath their means, pinching a bunch of pennies, and talking about that sweet condo life in Boca Raton. …

Preparing for retirement in a bear market

When you’re in the Retirement Risk Zone, as I am, the last thing you want is to watch decades of savings go down the drain in a bear market. With …

6 Funds to Maximize Your Income While You're Retired | Investopedia

You can find plenty of recommendations on great funds for your portfolio before retirement, but what works once your saving is mostly complete and …

Should you claim Social Security early?

Quick — what's the most important Social Security number?<p>No, it's not your personal nine-digit identification. It is 76, the percentage by which your …

Forget Downsizing In Retirement

Maybe a bigger house is better in retirement. When Marian Watkins, who is single, retired from the Air Force in 1998, she moved into a townhome community in Lansdale, Pa., went back to school for a doctorate in educational leadership and became a teacher. Then when she retired from her second …

What Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You - I'm Sick

When raising children, we often try to shield them from problems and stress. We don't let them know that the mortgage is two months behind. We don't share our marital problems with them. And we do what we can to make sure they are happy, feel loved, and have the best chance to succeed in life.<p>Even …

7 ways to turn back the clock on aging

Aging is hazardous to your health.

One Absolute Must For Everyone Who Has An Aging Parent With Memory Problems

The call came from “David” who explained that his mother can’t remember anything anymore. He had what he thought was a quick question. When anyone with an aging parent who can’t remember anything says he has a “quick question” I am sure it won’t be quick. What was the easiest way to get a Power of …

Drugs that slow or stop Alzheimer’s could be ready in a decade

Print<p>Related<p>A treatment for Alzheimer’s disease will be available within a decade and may ultimately be prescribed in a similar way to statins to …

ReMovement After 50: Not Your Grandparents' Generation

Post 50 and ready to flash mob with my daughter<p>"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."<p>~ George Burns<p>Aging might be a fact of life but we're quickly changing the way we live it.<p>When I was young, turning 50 meant living a stereotype. Back then, many women in their fifties were …

How Museums Are Helping People With Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s disease affects one of every nine Americans age 65 or older, and some experts estimate that this number will double by 2050. As more and …

Age Is An Asset: Let's Use It

<i>Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging.</i><p>Wake up and smell the demographics. Our society is aging. What an opportunity! We get to create the world we want to live in as we grow older.<p>To me …

5 Ways to Become an Ally for Your Aging Parents

In a long car ride with my musically savvy teenagers, I happily listened to the bands they enjoy most, bands with names like "Vampire Weekend" and "Volcano Choir." I mostly enjoy my kid's taste in music and I certainly enjoy the fact that they have such eclectic favorite bands.<p>When it came time to …

How to Stop Aging in 2016

You probably have a laundry list of things you’d like to accomplish this year. But between surprising your other half with Adele tickets and dropping …