Tony Papandrea

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See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global …

Is It Time To Abandon That Empty Nest?

Our trees are overgrown, the weeds are taking over the front yard, and the paint is peeling in the back. The neglect this year is obvious. I attempted to pull out a weed the size of a small tree on my way back from a run the other day, but it was too sturdy and strong for me, so I just let it be. …

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What Is The Best Way To Prepare And Invest For Retirement?

Bad news abounds. Our political system has run amok, health care is a mess, the economic recovery is slow and tenuous, and who knows if coronavirus will cause the next Black Swan event? Even the most optimistic soul is challenged right now. With all the bad news, what is the best way to prepare and …

It takes work to plan a successful retirement

You work all your life and dream of the day when you can ease back a bit and enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. But unless you plan for your retirement, that dream could turn into a financial nightmare.<p>During a TODAY Money web chat on Wednesday, Tobie Stanger, a senior editor at Consumer Reports …

401(k) Safeguards: How Your Retirement Can Be Protected

One of the best ways to protect and enhance your retirement kitty is to shield yourself from bad products.<p>My definition of <i>good</i> retirement product is relatively simple: 1) It should be offered at the lowest management cost possible; 2) It should not be layered with commissions or unecessary …

403(b) vs. 401(k): What's the Difference?

403(b) vs. 401(k): What’s the Difference?<p>When it comes to saving for retirement, it’s important to understand your options. Figuring out which type …

Retirement

How Much Do I Need to Retire?

A lot goes into figuring out how much money you need to retire, but one common piece of advice is that you need about $1 million — and some sources …

Pension v saving: Should you forsake short-term saving to focus on you

'I'm saving everything I can into pension but have nothing left for anything else': Is it wise to have no cash savings?<p>By<p>Published: 07:23 EDT, 18 …

Retirement

One in five workers will never be able to retire

One in five UK workers (19%) believe they will never be able to afford to retire, according to HSBC's global Future of Retirement report, which …

Obamacare Is Going To Change The Way You Work And Retire

But Obamacare will also lead to big changes for workers who do have health insurance and for the firms that employ them.<p>Workers will find it easier to change jobs, and to enter and leave the labor force at will, without worrying that doing so will cause them to lose access to health insurance.<p>In …

Health Care

Top 5 Reasons Why Retiring Today Is Harder Than Ever

You might have heard about the so-called "Retirement Crisis" -- the 'perfect storm' of circumstances that are hitting the older population right now, and making it harder than ever for them to retire comfortably. The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found that the Great Recession's hit on …

When's the right time to retire?

So film star Jack Nicholson may be retiring at the age of 76 because his memory is giving out, but any hope that the part in the film <i>Nebraska</i> that he has recently refused might go to Jake, my actor son, is dashed by the news that it is going to Bruce Dern, who is actually 77. So much for the notion …

50 Things You Must Experience At Least Once After 50 (If You Haven't Already)

The Huffington Post has written about the 10 things everyone should do before they die. We've also written about the 10 trips everyone needs to take in their 50s. And we've listed the 50 things every woman should know how to do by the time she turns 50.<p>No doubt middle age is as good a time as any …

The Best Way To Simplify Your Finances In Retirement

<b>By Greg Daugherty, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>If you look forward to a less complicated financial life in retirement, here’s one way to help make it happen: Consolidate all your investment accounts at a single financial institution.<p>It’s easy to drive yourself nuts trying to keep track of it all — and …

7 Reasons Not To Roll Your Orphan 401(k) To An IRA

Tax season is starting, albeit a bit late this year thanks to the stalled fiscal cliff negotiations. As people begin to receive tax information in the mail, calls to our financial helpline concerning consolidating accounts are starting. A common question I hear at this time of the year is, “Should …

Financial Planners Dish: '7 Biggest Mistakes We See'

With all the planning we need to do for retirement, wouldn’t it be great if we could call up a retirement planner?<p>Unfortunately, “retirement planners” don’t exist. What do exist, however, are certified financial planners™, who can help you with your retirement planning.<p>And they’re happy to share …

5 Mistakes To Avoid In Early Retirement

Many people dream of early retirement, especially if they don’t like their current job. According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of workers are disengaged from their job. Basically, the majority of us don't like our current position. While early retirement is a great alternative to working in …

Formula: How Much To Put in A Retirement Account

Do you have enough money in your 401(k)? I have a formula that answers that question. You may not like the answer.<p>The formula was created a year ago by some financial industry experts; there’s more on their methodology in this article.<p>Here’s the bottom line, in tabular form:<p><i>Source: Fidelity</i> …

Are you investing for retirement in the right way?

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Discovery Trips: Find The Perfect Place To Retire

As Baby Boomers begin to turn the corner on one career and move into the next phase of life, research and planning in advance are essential. Many Boomers will start a business, go back to school and volunteer or a combination of all those things. As many as 40 percent of us will move, some to a …

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When Husbands Retire First

This is a special segment directed at men who have, or will be retiring before their wives. On the surface, it may seem pretty common for husbands to retire first since they are stereotypically older and may have spent more time in the corporate workforce.<p>Reaching retirement age and providing for …

The Real Reason Why Baby Boomers Are So Far Behind In Retirement Savings

One of the most persistent retirement questions is, “Why are baby boomers so far behind in saving for retirement?” While there are numerous ideas and theories surrounding it, I found the alarming answer during an interesting review of retirement planning history.<p><b>1875</b><p>The American Express railroad …

‘Treading water:’ Why it's gotten harder to save for retirement

By now, many Americans know what they should be doing to save enough for retirement. The problem is that some just aren’t able to actually do so.<p>Take Anita Neisius as an example. For nearly 10 years, she had a good job, earning nearly $22 an hour assembling construction equipment for a major …

Retirement

As U.S. Retirement Crisis Builds, 10 Other Countries Get Better Marks

Could you live on half your paycheck? That’s the harsh reality for many American retirees and one of the reasons that the United States’ retirement system gets a mere “C” letter grade and a ranking of 11 out of 20 countries studied in the 2013 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index released …