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Retired couples will need $220,000 for medical expenses

Planning for retirement usually means budgeting for food, travel and other expenses. Don’t forget to include $220,000 for health care costs.<p>That’s how much the average 65-year-old couple will spend on medical expenses through their retirement, according to the latest estimates from Fidelity …

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International Growth Fund<p>While the world has changed drastically over the past two decades, Oppenheimer International Growth Fund’s investment …

Choosing a Retirement Community: 7 Questions to Ask First

WHERE WILL YOU LIVE when you retire? Even if you're madly in love with the home you've raised your family in, there may come a time when you begin to consider something new. Perhaps something smaller—or closer to your kids now that they're grown. If a retirement community is an option you're …

Retirement prospects are fairly good for people with 401(k) plans

People with access to 401(k) plans for at least 30 years will likely have enough money for a reasonably comfortable retirement.<p>That's the upshot of a new study measuring how Americans will fare in retirement.<p>The combination of Social Security benefits and 401(k) savings will provide most people …

Fewer people blow 401(k) retirement money on meaningless purchases

Fewer Americans are blowing their 401(k) savings on cars, clothes and other frivolities when they change jobs.<p>Only 7.5% of U.S. workers last year cashed out their retirement money to spend on purchases when they left a job, according to data released Wednesday by the Employee Benefit Research …

Save for Both Your Emergency Fund and Retirement with a Roth IRA

It's a common dilemma: You want to get your nest egg going, but still have many months of emergency savings to build up. You don't have to choose one …

Most Americans expect to work during 'retirement,' poll finds

More than 4 in 5 older Americans expect to keep working during their latter years, a sign that traditional retirement is out of reach for vast swaths of society, according to a new survey.<p>Among Americans ages 50 and older who currently have jobs, 82% expect to work in some form during retirement, …

73 Is the New Retirement Age for Today's College Grads

Thanks to the skyrocketing costs of college and the great burden of student debt, most of today's college grads won't be able to retire until the age …

Baby boomers care about retirement plans while millennials want pet health insurance

Differences between generations at work show up in conference rooms, communications styles and job satisfaction levels, as well as the most valued perks.<p>A new report from PayScale and Millennial Branding turned up many distinctions from levels of stress reported (millennials have the least) to …

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Women too reliant on men for retirement income, report claims

Women prioritise short-term bills over pensions and are 'too reliant on men for retirement income'<p>By<p>Published: 04:05 EDT, 23 October 2013 | Updated: …

9 Smart Reasons To Rethink Your Retirement Plans

Instead, workers today are coming to grips with the very realistic notion that they may work well into their 70s.<p>But is that really such a bad thing?<p>"For some people continuing to work is an economic necessity due to shrinking nest eggs and rising medical costs," Ken Budd, executive editor of AARP …

Don't Accept The New Retire Late Mandate: 5 Ways To Retire At 62

How did age 67 become the universal retirement target age?<p>When I started as a financial planner in the mid-80s, I distinctly remember using age 62 as the prime target age for retirement. We only used age 65 as a “back up,” since that was when full Social Security benefits kicked in.<p>Now it seems …

Retirement rethink: Is spending 4% of your savings per year too much?

You've spent decades socking away money in your 401(k) and IRA, with the prospect of a comfortable retirement looming on the horizon. Now that you're at or nearing retirement, the million-dollar question is: Will it be enough?<p>The greatest fear people have around retirement is outliving their money …

10 Best Places To Retire In America In 2013

When deciding where to spend your golden years, there are many factors to consider, from cost of living and employment opportunities to crime rate and climate. And there are many opinions to consider as well. Over the past two years, Huff/Post50 has written about the most relaxing U.S. cities to …

A Killer Career, Family Life And Real Retirement To Boot: Can Millennials Really Have It All?

Women may be inadvertently making their future retirement planning even more challenging than it already is. Why, you ask?<p>More and more women are delaying having children—especially women with college educations. According to the latest research from the National Center for Health Statistics, the …

Retired men more likely to return to employment if their spouse works

Those men who have enjoyed well paid careers and whose spouses are still in employment feature prominently among the ranks of the "unretired", according to the author of a new study.<p>Men whose partners stiil have a job are more likely to return to some form of work after they officially retired, a …

California vs. the 'Retirement Tsunami'

The state wants to protect lower- and middle-class families, but Republicans are calling it "one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation I've ever seen"<p>Reuters<p>When California State Sen. Kevin de Léon talks about his plan to help people save for retirement, he usually starts by describing his …

Retirement Planning for People Who Hate Math

You already know that it's very important to have a financial plan. But if you can't stand the thought of working with numbers you might be reluctant to put your strategy together. That's a quandary you don't want to be stuck in. The good news is that the solution is far simpler than you …

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A New Approach To Owning Stocks In Retirement

I remember the phone call well. It was 2008 and my good friend, who had recently retired with his wife, was freaking about the 2008 market implosion.<p>He said the two of them were bailing out of stocks and moving all — and I mean <i>all</i> — their retirement savings into “safe” government bonds and money …

You Need This Much for a Happy Retirement

NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) -- The happiest retirees in America earned at least $100,032 in household income during their working years, according to a …

The Bad And Good Retirement News For Women

After attending the 2013 Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) Annual Women’s Retirement Symposium in Washington, D.C., I came away both depressed and hopeful.<p>WISER, a nonprofit aiming to improve women’s retirement-income opportunities and spread the word about the retirement inequities …