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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 …

TED Talks

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 …

Retirement

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 …

Retirement Planning

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

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

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

Giving young blood to older animals raises tantalizing possibilities for people

Dracula may have been on to something. It wasn’t just blood, but the blood of youth that was the secret to staying alive for centuries.<p>The rejuvenating effect of young blood has been demonstrated in strange, draculoid experiments first done 150 years ago. Two genetically compatible animals, one …

Longevity

9 Tips for Predicting Your Retirement Expenses

If you want a secure retirement, you need to predict how much you will spend on retirement expenses.<p>Some might say that trying to predict your costs …

12 Surprising Ways Save on Retirement Health Care Costs

Knowing you are eligible for Medicare at age 65 may give you some peace of mind about retirement health care costs, but you may be surprised to find …

Health Care

Want to Retire Early? Here Are 8 Tips to Make it Happen ASAP

Retiring early is a dream for many Americans, but one that few are sure they’ll be able to reach. About half of Americans retire early — between the …

Retirement

Time to Catch Up! 12 Things Pre Retirees Can Do Now for a Better Future

On your marks, get set…. RETIRE! If you are in your 50s or 60s, you are probably a pre retiree — someone getting ready to retire. You are about to …

Retirement

Retirement Planning Activities: Are You Doing More or Less than Average?

Most of us have done some kind of retirement planning activities. In fact, according to a recent study from Vanguard, only 1 out of 10 pre and recent …

Retirement

Margaritaville and Other Best Places to Retire...

There is no shortage of lists and articles about the best places to retire. These lists are fun. However, they sometimes feel random and not all that …

Retirement

Tips to Help You Delay Retirement for a Happier and Wealthier Future

Reaching age 65 once meant collecting a final paycheck. But today, more Americans are trying to delay retirement — working well into the traditional …

Retirement

Growing Old is Optional! Amazing Accomplishments by People Older than You

Age is just a number. In fact, even the word “old” means less and less these days as many of us stay healthy and active well past the traditional …

How Slyde Handboards Is Dominating The Bodysurfing Market

Who doesn’t dream of spending their days paddling out into the surf and gliding along crashing waves? Our not-so-secret surfing fantasies tend to grow more intense as the summer months draw nearer.<p>Unfortunately, for us, becoming a pro wave-rider requires an <i>impressive</i> amount of time and dedication. …

Innovation

The Unlucky 13: Bad Investments for Your Retirement

We have A LOT of choices for where to invest our money — both before and after retirement. Some options are clearly bad investments. Others seem like …

Retirement

Are These Good Reasons to Avoid a Reverse Mortgage?

Most of us are concerned about our retirement financial security. We have not saved enough. Healthcare is expensive. Social Security doesn’t nearly …

Mortgages

7 Hot Button Topics that Will Impact Your Retirement

“All politics is personal,” so the saying goes. And, this year that phrase is especially true for people nearing retirement. There are a lot of hot …

When to Retire: How to Make the Right Choice with Advice from Decision Making Expert

When to retire. Getting the answer to this question is — by far — one of the biggest decisions of your life and a choice that can cause a lot of …

Innovative Uses of Reverse Mortgages: Smart Ways to Tap Home Equity

Generally speaking, the uses of reverse mortgages are endless. And, you get to choose the best way to manage or spend the money from the loan.<p>Most …

Mortgages

Can You Do Better than Average on this Retirement IQ Quiz?

Retirement financial literacy is low. Most of us do not know very much about the fundamentals of how personal finance works. Just look at the average …

Retirement Planning