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The Forbes 2017 Retirement Guide

In this age of second and third career acts, 401(k)s instead of pensions and increasing longevity, decisions about when, where and how to retire are highly personal. With that in mind, our annual Retire Well guide offers blueprints to help you build your own successful plan.<p>We start with a model …

The New Man in My Life -- My Retired Spouse

For TueNight.com by Susan Ito<p>(Photo credit: Stocksy.com)<p>"What are you up to today?"<p>This is the question that my husband and I often ask each other over our morning coffee. For most of our 28-year marriage, I knew what my physician husband would be up to -- he'd been doing the same things since the …

How To Find The Best CD Rates

It used to be easy. Compare CD rates at a couple of banks for the term you need and pick the certificate of deposit with the highest yield. With historically low rates today, however, this approach is no longer enough. We need to think strategically.<p>Three features of most CDs come into play. The …

Is your retirement ‘fully funded’?

If you want to get a sense how best to generate income in retirement, consider doing what corporate pension plans do. Determine the “funded status” …

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How Early Retirees Can Get Cheap Health Insurance Through Obamacare

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins November 15th. If you are an early retiree, especially between the ages of 55 to 64, you have the opportunity to get large tax credits to help pay for your health insurance coverage if you buy it through the health care exchange. And if you play it …

The $149 Chane A1rx-c speaker is almost too good to be true

Budget speakers are getting really good -- Audioengine, Dayton Audio, Emotiva, Monoprice, and Andrew Jones Pioneer models are all exceptional -- and now I'm adding Chane Music & Cinema's speakers to the list. The model I'm reviewing here, the A1rx-c bookshelf speaker, is their least expensive; it …

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Morningstar.com's 5 Keys to Retirement Investing

Monday, Oct. 6 | <b>Setting an appropriate allocation</b> <br>New retirees may instinctively batten down the hatches on their portfolios, but playing it too safe …

My Secret 401(k)

Since I’m essentially self-employed, I still need to save for retirement. Nobody else is going to do it for me.<p>Years ago, I set up a 401(k) for myself. You’re probably thinking: Aren’t those only offered by employers? Well, yes. In that case, it’s me.<p>The secret about a self, or “solo” 401(k), is …

Paying For College: A 21-Step Guide To Preserving Wealth

If you are the parent of a college-bound child—of any age—you should be thinking right now about how your family will finance the degree. The difference between doing it right and not doing it right could easily be worth between $10,000 and $200,000.

How To Create A Model Bucket Portfolio For Your Retirement

Here’s your assignment: Gather up all of your retirement accounts and shape them into a portfolio that will supply you with the income you’ll need during your retirement years.<p>Oh, and one other tiny to-do: You’ll also need to make sure you never run out of money, even though you don’t know exactly …

HRT Airstreamer RF System

While some companies have been focusing on using Bluetooth or Wifi to stream music around a room, HRT decided to use RF as their …

No remortgage needed: How to build an earthquake-inducing home theater for $3,000

Anyone can stroll into Best Buy or a local AV store and drop a pile of cash on some speakers and a TV, but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up with a …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

The Ultimate DIY Custom Garage Storage System

The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, shows us his all-time favorite garage storage system, and, yes, it's DIYable with the help of just a …

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