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Dementia Rates Are Declining: Decrease Your Risk with These Tips

According to researchers at the University of Michigan, between 2000 and 2012, the percentage of adults in the United States with dementia (including …

Financial Independence, Purpose & Happiness

Hosted by Steve Chen, founder of NewRetirement, the NewRetirement Podcast offers interviews about the wise use of both money and time in retirement. …

Happiness

How to Have a Crash Proof Retirement Plan

Experts say that a stock market crash is a question of <i>when</i> not <i>if</i>. So, you really need to start thinking about how to have a crash proof retirement …

Retirement Planning

This is How to Plan for Retirement and Its Not Exactly Saving and Budgeting

No matter your age — how to plan for retirement is likely a topic that you have pondered and done at least little something about. You may have saved …

Retirement Planning

Thumbs Up for the Best Retirement Stories from 2017

Below are the best retirement stories from 2017 — the articles on NewRetirement that our readers liked most from the last year.<p>It is not millions you …

Retirement Planning

Prepare for Life After Retirement: 3 Ways to Find Meaning and Purpose for this Stage of Life

While we’re in the daily grind of working for a living, we often visualize life after retirement as happy, stress-free relaxation.<p>Getting a little …

Happiness

Taxes in Retirement: Are They Really Worth Worrying About and What's the Deal with the New Tax Plan?

How much do taxes in retirement really matter? And, will the new tax plan make a difference to you or not? Like most retirement planning questions, …

Retirement

The Top Retirement Resolutions for Health, Wealth and Happiness in 2018

It is that time of year. Time to set goals and set a resolution for 2018. Here are some retirement resolution ideas that address wealth, health and …

Happiness

More Precise Retirement Calculations with New and Improved Retirement Planning Calculator

Truly effective retirement planning requires a lot of different data points and a very sophisticated formula. However, some online tools make it easy …

Retirement Planning

Take Your RMDs and Other Important Year End Tax Advice

Ah, the holidays. The festive time for family gatherings, great food, a little sparkle… and year end tax advice. As if the season wasn’t hectic …

Your Yearly Retirement Checklist: 12 Tips to Get Ready for a Great 2018 and Beyond

Feeling frazzled by holiday fanfare? Do you also have nagging worries about your retirement plans? One of the best ways to control stress of any kind …

Retirement Tis the Season of Spending! And Experts Say You Aren't Spending Enough

For many, the season of spending is upon us and I don’t just mean Christmas and the other winter holidays.<p>If you are nearing or already in …

Retirement Planning

The Best Asset Allocation Strategy: Bond, James Stocks, Cash and Bonds...

Bond, James Bond. The mere mention of the name makes you think of cool confidence and absolute competence. Wouldn’t you like to feel that way about …

NewRetirement Users Reveal the 7 Secrets of their Successful Retirement Plans | NewRetirement

Want to know what it takes to have a successful retirement plan? Using data from survey responses and retirement profiles, NewRetirement has found a …

Retirement is a Great Time to Feel Grateful: Find Out Why

Whether you have saved enough money to feel secure about retirement or not… There is still plenty to be thankful for this holiday season (and ever …

Books About Retirement

A fairly large percentage of retirees experience a drop in well-being after retirement. According to researchers, between 10-24% of retirees feel …

Retirement

Note From the Founder: Unknown Unknowns

<i>Photo Credit: Steve Chen</i><br>It’s been a very eventful few months across the country; we’ve had hurricanes, flooding, mass shootings and wildfires – every …

8 Federal Budget and Tax Plan Proposals that Could Impact Your Retirement

Today, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled a new tax plan. They also recently introduced a budget proposal. Neither of these …

Retirement

Is Your Future as Rosy as the Data Suggests it Should Be?

Jack Kerouac is quoted as saving: “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” While, this is …

Retirement

The Grapes of… Roth Conversion: A Fruitful Strategy for Retirement Wealth

Tax deferred? Tax free? Tax advantaged? It might sometimes feel a bit taxing to think about the tax implications of a Roth conversion.However, it is …

Retirement

2018 Medicare Open Enrollment: 10 Tips for Getting Great Coverage

Tis the season… No, it is not quite time to decide whether you’ll say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Bah Humbug or none of the above. It does, …

Medicare

Have What it Takes? 8 Skills You Need for the Best Retirement Possible

Here is some good news: you don’t necessarily need $1 million dollars for a successful retirement. So, what you do need? We did a little digging and …

Social Security 2018: Biggest Benefit Increase in Recent History Is Probably Not Enough

Social Security 2018: The Social Security Administration announced this week the biggest Cost of Benefit Living Adjustment (COLA) increase of the …

Reverse Retirement: Find Out Why So Many Retirees Are Going Back to Work

An astonishing number of retirees reverse retirement — quit their lives of leisure and go back to work either part or full time. Is retirement really …

9 Reasons to Take a New Look at Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages are a type of home equity loan for homeowners 62 years and older.<p>If you have been thinking about getting a reverse mortgage, here …

Mortgages

A Note from the NewRetirement Founder, Stephen Chen | NewRetirement

<i>Blurry photo credit: Me</i><br>Hi!<p>This is Steve Chen. I’m the founder of NewRetirement and we’re reaching out to try to better engage with you so that we can …

San Francisco Bay Area

8 Topics to Tackle if You Want to Survive Retirement with Your Spouse

Before you got married, you probably discussed where you wanted to live, whether or not you would have kids and your general hopes for the …

Retirement

Are You Relying Too Heavily on Social Security in Your Retirement Plan?

Most of us count down the days, months and even years in anticipation of starting Social Security. <br>In fact, besides qualifying for Medicare, perhaps …

Social Security

Is a Bond Ladder Strategy Right for Your Retirement? Should You Climb on Up?

Bonds can be a core low risk component of retirement portfolios, but they do come with one significant risk factor: if interest rates go up, the …