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3 Tips for Managing Your Money During Your First Year of Retirement

New to retirement? Here's how to get a handle on your finances.<p>Your first year of retirement can be exciting and daunting at the same time. On the …

Retirement

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Claiming early could sometimes give you a higher household income.<p>Are you counting the days until you become eligible for Social Security benefits at …

Retirement

How to Know if You're Ready to Retire

If you retired today, would you be able to support your lifestyle for decades to come?<p>The average baby boomer says the ideal age to retire is 62, …

Retirement

People retire early for 2 reasons, and neither of them is money

When it comes to early retirement, there's no discounting the importance of having enough money saved to retire early, but many early retirees will tell you the truth: money doesn't really matter once you get there.<p>Brandon of the blog Mad Fientist, who retired at age 34, previously told Business …

Retirement

How To Retire Comfortably By 62 With A Million

Let’s say you and your spouse both are 50-years old right now. You have saved about $200,000 in retirement savings in addition to some equity in the …

Retirement

How to Organize Your Finances for Retirement | Investopedia

Getting your finances organized is one of the first steps to take when you are approaching retirement. Having a clear financial picture can help ease …

Retirement

20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on …

Workouts

Five Ways to Use a Speed Square

If you're doing any kind of DIY or construction work, there are a handful of absolutely essential tools you need in your belt: hammer, tape measure, …

Woodworking

What Couples Nearing Retirement Need to Do Now

Does your retirement vision match your partner's?<p>When you were in your twenties and thirties, retirement probably seemed unimaginably distant. Now, …

Retirement

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

How to Retire With Enough Money and Income

Saving for retirement is the granddaddy of all financial goals--but how much do you really need? Find out where retirement income comes from and easy …

Retirement

How Large Of A 401(k) Balance Do You Really Need?

Recently, I read an article that questioned how some people could build million dollar plus 401(k) balances. Someone might need a $1 million plus balance depending upon assumptions about lifespan and budgets. However, I don’t believe that everyone needs to make the sacrifices required to attain a …

Retirement

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

How To Choose The Best Investment Options In Your 401(k) Plan

One of the most important financial decisions you are ever going to make is how to invest your 401(k). Last week, I recommended 17 mutual funds whose managers have proven themselves over the past decade by outperforming the market by a wide enough margin to make a difference for investors. But what …

Investing

Retirement: Earn 6% Income With Half The Risk

The markets are near their all-time high. In fact, provided this market continues to move higher or sideways for another two months, it will be the …

Investing

3 Important Things to Remember When Planning for Retirement

Knowing where to start when planning for retirement can be a challenge.<p>No two portfolios look alike because no two people have the same retirement …

Retirement

5 Retirement Rules to Live By

One of them may surprise you.<p>So you've finally done it: You've reached retirement. Now's the time to spend your days doing exactly what you like. …

Retirement

The Hunger for a Bold Socialism

The political preferences of two college professors, writing in a prominent leftist journal, are informed by the belief that “making people’s lives materially better isn’t enough.”<p>“Socialism is having a moment in the sun,” claims a new article in the leftist magazine <i>Jacobin</i>. “It’s a chance to push …

Political Science

8 things you’re better off buying used

You’ve probably heard buying secondhand is a good way to save more money. And that’s true—if you know how to do it right. That’s because it’s not …

Personal Finance

Lower Your Medicare Costs by Following These 12 Steps

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 14<p>Keep costs at a minimum<p>Medicare covers more than 57 million Americans, including both seniors and the …

Retirement

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

This Is the Best Way to Boost Retirement Income, Research Shows

It's a tactic that certainly deserves some consideration.<p>Running out of money in retirement is a huge concern, so much so that 60% of older Americans …

Retirement

How screwed are you when it’s time to retire?

First, the good news: You probably aren’t any worse off, financially, than previous generations who managed to retire with dignity. But even if you have decent savings, odds are you still aren’t properly prepared to support yourself in retirement. That’s the bad news.<p>In the past 40 years, …

Retirement

Peruvian-Style Spatchcock Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Gently separate the skin of the chicken from the meat with your fingers.<p>Whisk together the soy, sambal, mustard, pasilla/ancho powder, cumin, salt, …

Recipes

7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Top Funds for Your 401(k)

These mutual funds can form the foundation of your retirement portfolio.<p>Trying to decide which mutual funds to choose for your 401(k) can be a …

Your Money: Tax efficient retirement spending

Close your eyes and picture your ideal retirement. Some of you are probably on a beach, others may be touring Europe and a good number of people …

Retirement

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

<b>J. P. Harpignies</b><p>"This book will be of profound interest to . . . anyone with a deep interest in the study of consciousness, visionary states and/or …

Consciousness

Investing: 3 tricks billionaires use to make their money work for them

You don't necessarily need billions of dollars to invest like a billionaire.<p>You don't need a billion-dollar brokerage account to invest like a billionaire. While there are some billionaire investing strategies that are obviously out of reach to most people, such as acquiring a controlling stake in …

Investing

Pete the Planner: Retirement day here? Enacting your plan requires a bit more planning

My friend William is retiring in October after 44 years as a small-business owner. Like many Americans, he dreamed of retirement but never thought it would come.<p>But it’s here, and it’s a surreal experience for him. All he has left to do is dot the i’s and cross the t’s of a retirement plan. Let's …

Retirement