Retirement Planning

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The Top Metropolitan Hot Spots For Retirement -- Plus The Places To Avoid

<b>NYC and LA are at the bottom, and you can partially blame the snowbirds for the Sunbelt's poor showing.</b><p>The healthiest cities for retirement living are in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado and Minnesota, according to a new list that relegates all but one Sunbelt city below the top 20.<p>We'll explain why …

Why Social Security Is More Crucial Than Ever for Your Retirement

As the program turns 80, it's fast becoming the last source of guaranteed lifetime income for most retirees.<p>Social Security, the long-embattled …

7 Changes to Retirement Rules That You Might Have Missed This Year

Maximizing your retirement savings is important. Each year, some pretty important things change, and it's critical that you're aware of changes that …

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Hard work, long hours not enough as retirement nears for Portland burger stand owner

Susie Reimer pulls into the Humdinger Drive-In just before 10:30 a.m. driving a lemon-yellow electric cart, the restaurant's name stenciled on the …

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4 Things Small Business Owners Must Do to Retire Comfortably

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small business owners juggle many day-to-day tasks such as meeting payroll, serving customers and coping with unexpected issues like replacing broken equipment. With so many immediate priorities, it can be difficult to find time to focus …

Many boomers’ 401(k)s are way out of balance

Got stocks? For some 401(k) investors, the answer to that question is an emphatic “yes.”<p>Ten percent of 55- to 59-year-olds and 11% of 50- to …

How to play catch up with your retirement savings

<i>I'm 46 years old, earn $115,000 and have only $3,000 in savings. What must I do to be able to retire at 65? -- Shawn, Georgia</i><p>There's no way to sugarcoat this. You are way behind where you ought to be in building a nest egg. Given your age, you should ideally have a bit more than three-and-a-half …