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5 Mistakes And Myths That Can Spoil A Successful Retirement

Key issues about retirement finances are misunderstood by many Americans who are retired or within 10 years of retiring, and those misunderstanding reduce the probability of having a successful retirement.<p>The misinformation and confusion covers the spectrum of retirement finance topics, according …

Social Security

Retiring Soon? Plan for Market Downturns

Advisers say there are steps savers can take to minimize the damage from investment losses in early retirement<p>For each year in which a bull market persists, workers become likelier to retire. But those who leave the workforce now—the ninth year of the longest U.S. bull market—are potentially …

Stock Markets

5 Legal Ways To Get Tax-Free Income For Retirement

No one likes paying taxes. Even with the supposed cuts of the Trump tax plan, I hear people complaining about how much taxes they are paying. But with a little help there are a few ways to get tax-free retirement income.<p>I help people work toward reaching financial independence. You know, the day …

Roth IRA

Donald Trump erodes Social Security and Medicare solvency while blaming Democrats

Trump says Democrats want to destroy Social Security and Medicare (they don't) and he's making them stronger (he isn't). They've weakened on his watch.<p>Some of President Donald Trump’s lies fall into what I call the “yeah, right” category. Like saying he doesn’t have time to watch TV, or how, as a …

Donald Trump

Here's how you can prepare for the next bear market

Timing the next bear market<p>Every recession does not have to trigger a bear market, and every bear market does not have to be associated with a recession. As shown in Exhibit 1, since 1929, the U.S. has seen 10 bear markets and 14 recessions, with 8 of the bear markets associated with recessions. …

Stock Markets

Eggplant Caviar

My love for eggplant is fierce, pure, and, according to a lot of people, not normal. I don’t get it. At its best, this gorgeous nightshade nothing …

Recipes

WATCH: What It Means When Your Ground Beef Turns Gray

You’re all set to make the meatloaf/hamburgers/meatballs you’ve been craving all day. You reach for the plastic-wrapped container of ground beef …

Meat Loaf

What are the best places to stash your cash?

Surviving a panic like the one that started 10 years ago — when Lehman Bros. went under and nearly took the financial system with it — requires …

Brokerage

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

Asian Nachos are now a big Pinterest trend (told you). Here’s the best way to make them at home. You’ll thank us, we promise!<p>We come across a lot of …

Recipes

Don't Make These 4 Big Social Security Mistakes

They're easy to avoid if you know about them.<p>Social Security provides valuable benefits, and it's important not to waste the opportunity to get them. …

Social Security

Take cover! Hurricane Trump strikes again

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take …

Puerto Rico

Sea Scallop Risotto

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat chicken stock in a saucepan over medium-high until steaming but not boiling; reduce heat to low to keep warm.<p>Step 2<p>Heat 2 …

Recipes

The #1 Trick to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

There’s nothing more uplifting than seeing a golden plate of light and fluffy scrambled eggs when you wake up in the morning. But forking into a pile …

Breakfast

Impact Partners BrandVoice: Retirement Can Be Overrated: 3 Reasons Why Working Longer Can Be Beneficial

When people are asked when they would like to retire, the responses often range from “yesterday” to “I’ll have to work forever!” In other words, they either want to retire as soon as possible, or they feel like it will be impossible for them to ever stop working and not earn a wage.<p>While the above …

Social Security

Recipe: Garlicky Shrimp with Tequila and Lime — Recipes from The Kitchn

What's better than a five-minute shrimp dinner? A five-minute shrimp dinner that comes with a built-in margarita. In this smart recipe from Julia …

Essen & Trinken

The IRS is warning retirees of this impending surprise tax

When the IRS repeatedly warns you of an impending tax bill, you should listen.<p>The tax agency has been on an awareness campaign all summer, telling …

Income Tax

'Why do you lie about everything?' Critics slam Trump for honoring 9/11 with a picture of the White House staff at attention that was taken MONTHS ago when Omarosa and Hope Hicks were still on his staff

President Donald Trump has once again sparked outrage on social media, this time by tweeting a year-old photo of himself and the White House staff …

Hope Hicks

Bombs Away: Trump Has the I.Q. of an Inbred Tanning Bed, Says a Liberated Gary Cohn

The former White House adviser was “astounded” by the depths of the president’s stupidity, according to Bob Woodward’s new book.<p>In his 58 years on earth, <b>Gary Cohn</b> has likely run into an idiot here or there. Whether it was a classmate in his Ohio hometown, a wise guy on the floor of the New York …

Donald Trump

Stop helping Donald Trump spread his lies. Don't correct, don't rage, just turn away.

Trump doesn't lie to be believed, he lies to be repeated. Even fierce opponents can be unwitting viral marketers for his lies. Don't fall into the trap.<p>The president of the United States is a liar. There’s no question about that. The question is, are you going to help him spread his lies?<p>That the …

Donald Trump

Our Favorite Retirement Quotes

Need some retirement card ideas for your co-worker? We’ve found several retirement sayings that will fit their personality. Being a Boomer, my …

Retirement

I Used To Be A Trump Troll — Until Sarah Silverman Engaged With Me

I used to be That Guy. I always voted Republican. I watched Fox News. I read clickbait articles on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I echoed these …

Elections

5 Retirement Questions You Must Address As Soon As Possible

When do you plan on retiring? I often ask others this question during financial wellness workshops, webinars, and coaching sessions. Most people have at least a ballpark idea of when they would like to achieve a state of financial freedom where they will be able to stop working or transition to …

Retirement

Five Foods You Should Avoid At Breakfast – Page 2

‘Healthy’ and ‘fat-free’ food – Although a lot of packaged food is claimed to be healthy, it is quite otherwise. Healthy breakfast cereals for …

Reality check: Here’s what the average retiree spends every month

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The gray-haired couple sipping champagne on a beach at sunset. Grandpa teaching the grandkids …

Retirement

How To Fix Slouching

A rounded upper back, sometimes called a slouch, is correctly called hyperkyphosis. Hyperkyphosis can be caused by a number of factors including …

Yoga

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise— and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

5 Countries Where You Can Retire By the Beach for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Whether you’re five months or 15 years away from handing in that final two weeks notice, you’ve probably dreamt of the beachside digs where you’ll …

Costa Rica

How To Secure Safe Dividends That Pay Up To 6.7% Monthly

If you’re like most folks, you’re so used to collecting dividends <i>quarterly</i> that it may not have occurred to you that your portfolio can pay you <i>every month.</i><p>But it’s true, thanks to a small set of stocks that delivers cash payouts month in and month out like clockwork (I’ll reveal 3 with especially …

Investing

Why Isn't All Earned Income Subject to Social Security's Payroll Tax?

In 2018, earned income above $128,400 is exempt.<p>For better or worse, Social Security is leaned on by more Americans than any other social program. …

Retirement

Cramer: Put the cloud kings on your shopping list for the September slump

Most professional money managers dread the month of October when it comes to investing, but not Jim Cramer.<p>"Me? I can't wait until we get to October, …

Money