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Inflation Won't Affect Me In Retirement - Or Will It?

Senior discounts may not be enough.<p>It’s great to save a few dollars on your movie tickets, but there aren’t any deals on popcorn for the 65+ set. Your grandkids don’t get in for free, either. Before you know it, the costs are adding up despite the discount.<p>If you’re counting on discounts to offset …

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Should you tap your Social Security benefits early?

<i>Most people say you should delay taking Social Security to get a bigger benefit. But rather than waiting for a larger monthly check in the future, I think I'd be much better off collecting Social Security as soon as I can and investing the payments. Do you agree? -- Michael P., Chicago</i><p>In a word, no.<p>…

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6 Tools to Supercharge Retirement Savings

Plan a Satisfying Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life, and now you’re on the brink of retirement. Trouble is, the things you looked forward to all those years — mornings on the golf course, afternoons puttering in the garden, trips to exotic places — don’t feel like they’ll be enough to sustain you. Encore careers — …

8 tips to maximize your 401(k) for retirement

Pensions are pretty much a thing of the past. With the switch to company-based 401(k) plans, the burden of saving for retirement falls to you.<p>"The <i>Leave It to Beaver</i> idea of a worker spending 40 years with a company and retiring with a pension and a watch went out with black-and-white television," …

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10 steps to take if you hope to retire soon

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>As we run through our daily to-do lists — go to work, attend meetings, battle traffic, …

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The 3 Best Ways to Boost Your Spending Power In Retirement

Housing costs eat up more than any other expense in retirement. Relocating may be one way to lessen the bite.<p>You’ve heard the old saw that the three …

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6 tricks to make the best retirement decisions

Most of us, at one time or another, make poor decisions when it comes to planning and saving for retirement.<p>But there are some tricks of the …

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Loading up on stocks — after you retire

Should you invest more in stocks as you age?<p>Conventional wisdom would have you reduce the percentage of your nest egg you invest in stocks over the …

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The Smartest Retirement Planning Advice I've Ever Read

If you forget why you're doing this, all the retirement planning in the world will be worthless.<p>Retirement planning can be a dizzying, exhausting, …

Making Your Money Last In Retirement (Pt. 1)

<i>Outliving your money is a huge worry for people in or thinking about retirement. How to avoid that fate is a specialty of AdviceIQ advisor Jeff Rose, the founder of Alliance Wealth Management in Carbondale, Ill.</i><p>You retire and don’t even own an alarm clock anymore. Then it hits you: Can you really …

4 questions to ask yourself before you retire

The questions that workers grapple with as they look ahead to retirement range from the financial to the philosophical. Some lend themselves to …

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Watch a Toyota Supra Blast a 6.05-Sec, 223-mph 1/4-Mile

There’s a new king of the hill in import drag racing: EKanoo Racing’s 2JZ-powered Supra. All hail!<p>The record-breaking run was a screaming 6.05-second quarter-mile that tripped the lights at 241 mph (388 km/h). According to the EKanoo Racing website, all that power comes from the venerable 2JZ …

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Best Money Tips: Top 10 Retirement Planning Mistakes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on retirement planning mistakes, money rules that nobody will …

Honda Releases First Official Photo of the 2015 CR-V

Here is the 2015 Honda CR-V, which arrives just in time for the model’s three-year mark since its last major redesign. We wish we could tell you more about the popular compact crossover’s midcycle update, but this is all Honda has given us. A picture, they say, is worth at least a brief blog post …

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Subaru Outback

They say not to mess with a good thing, but in an effort to keep its best-selling vehicle from getting stale, Subaru redesigned the 2015 Outback. Although design has never been the Outback’s strong point, it was still important that the popular CUV look fresh and relevant, but do you think it’s an …

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2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the …

2015 Subaru Outback First Drive

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You Need Less Than You Think to Retire

Financial experts near and far suggest that you'll need millions in order to even dream of retiring one day. Phooey. With proper planning, some flexibility, and a little of out-of-the-box thinking you can easily retire with far less than you think.<p><b>The Approach</b><p>Successful retirement requires a …

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How to Easily, Significantly Boost Your Retirement Income

When people get serious about retirement planning, they often buy bonds. That's because fixed income provides shelter from rocky stock market …

How to Make Your Income Last for Decades During Retirement

Ready to retire? Here’s how to turn on the money taps

Drawing a monthly paycheque from your investment portfolio is simple if you're wealthy enough – load up on blue-chip stocks and just sit back and collect the dividends. A 5-per-cent dividend payout on a $2-million portfolio is $100,000 a year.<p>Because most people don't have that kind of money, …

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Study Reveals The #1 Key To A Happy Retirement

<b>Part 1 of a Two-Part Series</b><p>Have you ever heard someone joke that if they knew they'd have lived so long, they would have taken better care of themselves? As it turns out, this is no joke. Today's retirees tell us in no uncertain terms that the number-one ingredient for a happy retirement is, by no …

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The Right Way to Tap Your IRA in Retirement

Q: When I do my IRA required minimum distribution I take some extra money out and move it to a taxable account. Good idea or...<p><b>Q: When I do my IRA</b> …

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