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Delay Collecting Social Security and Your Finances Will Win Big:It's a Better Bet than Real Estate

You need to make a lot of choices in retirement. Many people tout the benefits of investing in real estate. However, there is a less glamorous way to …

7 Instances When You Will Want Life Insurance for Retirement

A frequent question among those nearing and in retirement is: Do I need life insurance for retirement?<p>The answer, like most financial planning …

Insurance

Pros and Cons of a Retirement Target Date Fund: Can You Relax and Glide into Retirement?

A retirement target date fund is a kind of mutual fund that is professionally managed and strategically reallocated over time to achieve both growth …

6 Awful Retirement Events That Are Likely to Happen to You — and How to Prepare

There are a lot of things that can potentially go wrong in retirement. Stocks could fall, inflation could skyrocket, high tides might flood your …

Retirement

Meet the 18 Year Old Who Has More Retirement Savings than the Average 50 Year Old

Robyn Bri is 18 years old and just graduated from high school in Marin, CA. In some ways, she is an average high achieving kid. In another way, she …

Retirement

Reverse Mortgage Calculations: How Much Money Can I Get? What Are the Payment Options?

A reverse mortgage is a federally insured loan for home owners who are 62 years and older. Use this guide to reverse mortgage calculations to help …

Podcast

The Big Picture Retirement Show is a podcast about retirement and estate planning by Devin Carroll and John K. Ross.<p>Devin has been helping people …

Retirement Planning

8 Tips for Building a Useful Retirement Plan — Not One With Just a High Thunk Value

Everyone knows that they need a retirement plan. But that means different things to different people. And, not every plan is a truly useful …

Retirement Planning

How Much of the Global $400 TRILLION Retirement Shortfall Belongs to You?

A massive retirement shortfall is developing — and it is a much bigger problem than your own possible lack of sufficient retirement assets.<p>If you are …

Retirement Planning

Powerful Retirement Lessons: Inspiring Quotes from 7 Famous Retirees

Looking for some inspiration for retirement? Check out these retirement lessons that can be gleaned from the quotes of a diverse group of famous …

Retirement

Retirement Advice: 8 Tips from a Retiree Who Has More Money Now than When He Retired

Retirement advice and how it is implemented can have a profound impact on your retirement lifestyle and the estate you might leave behind. Here Henry …

Retirement Planning

Can You Feel Confident About Retirement without Consulting a Financial Advisor?

Can you retire without consulting a financial advisor or some kind of retirement professional? Of course. You can do anything you want to do.<p>Can you …

Retirement Planning

What is a Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit?

<i>Can a reverse mortgage line of credit give you a more carefree retirement?</i><p>A reverse mortgage line of credit is exactly what it says it is… It is a …

Mortgages

The 12 Big Financial Mistakes that Most People Make and 12 Easy Fixes for a Better Future!

All of us can do better when it comes to personal finance. Here are some relatively easy fixes for 12 common financial mistakes that are probably …

Retirement

6 Reasons to Plan Conservatively for Retirement

The following on 2017 economic outlook comes to us from Mr. Henry K. “Bud” Hebeler. Bud has been working with retirees for many years, developed …

Retirement Planning

Managing Your Retirement Investments: Is a Retirement Bucket Strategy Right for You?

Could a retirement bucket strategy make it easier to manage savings after you retire?<p>If you think that managing retirement investments is difficult …

Retirement Planning

Average Inheritance: How Much Are Retirees Leaving to Heirs?

Many of us would like to leave behind something to our heirs. But, first things first, we need to fund our own lives in retirement and that can …

Retirement

Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA): The Tax Smart Way to Handle Company Stock in a Rollover

If you have company stock in a 401(k), you will want to learn about Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) and how to minimize taxes when you rollover …

Retirement

10 Best TED Talks to Help You Have a Better Retirement

You want to have a better retirement. But how do you get there? You could spend hours researching the latest science behind happiness, personal …

The Psychology of Retirement

You’ve been working for over 40 years and now you’re approaching retirement. You have friends who have retired. Some seem happier than others, and …

Retirement

WHERE You Live May Suggest HOW LONG You Will Live in Retirement (Average Life Expectancy 20 Years Shorter in Some U.S. Counties)

Life expectancy has mostly been rising in the United States — overall. However, new research has found that in some counties life expectancy is …

Real Life Reverse Mortgage Questions and Shockingly Surprising Answers

Reverse mortgage television commercials abound, but it is hard to get straightforward — easy to understand — answers in response to your reverse …

Are You Saving Too Much for Retirement? (It's More Common than You Might Think)

We hear a lot of horror stories these days about people saving too little, but the fact is that some people are actually saving <i>too much</i> for …

5 Things No One Tells You about Retirement That You NEED to Know

The plan is simple: work until age 65, then retire and enjoy the good life — golfing, travel, gardening, being a grandparent, and sleeping in. It’s …

Retirement Planning

The 7 Retirement Investment Questions that Keep People Up at Night

For those approaching retirement or already there, the question of how to invest our money to maximize returns while minimizing risk is at the heart …

Retirement Planning

Changes Coming to Estate Taxes: But Where You Live is a Big Factor for How Much Your Heirs Will Pay

While on the campaign trail leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump repeatedly promised to repeal federal estate taxes. Recent …

Retirement

Average Retirement Debt: Do You Owe Too Much?

One of the greatest threats to retirement today may not be saving too little, but owing too much. A 2016 survey by the Center for a Secure Retirement …

Retirement

Worried About Retirement? Try Changing Your Perspective

Your attitude toward anything in life is all based on perspective. If you are worried about retirement, maybe you just need to change your …

Retirement Planning

Your Guide to Developing a Retirement Withdrawals Strategy

You’ve spent your entire working career saving and investing for retirement. Now it’s time to develop a retirement withdrawals strategy. <i><br>Retirement</i> …

Retirement