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8 Things Financial Advisors Wish You Realized About Retirement

Talk about best laid plans. Three in five Americans are very likely to work longer than they’d like to meet their personal retirement goals, according to a recent study from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council—on average pushing back retirement by two years.<p>What’s the issue? Forty percent regret …

Retirement

This simple chart will show you how close you are to early retirement

A growing percentage of Americans believe they'll have to work well into their 60's and beyond in order to save up enough for retirement. In fact, …

Retirement

Here's How Much the Average Person Is Saving for Retirement

Sometimes it helps to see where you stand.<p>Saving for retirement is an individual experience. Factors like how much you need to save, how much you <i>can</i> …

Retirement

A Different Kind of Diversification Pays Off for Retirees

Retirement savers can get more income with less volatility using income allocation instead of asset allocation.<p>Include income annuities as a new …

Retirement

Suze Orman's 7 Rules for Retirement Success

Change your actions—and your language.<p>Knowing the right moves to make—and those not to make—is only one aspect of a successful retirement plan. The …

Retirement

Here's The Proof That U.S. Stocks Are Experiencing A Massive Bubble

In Part 1 of this series called “<i>Why U.S. Household Wealth Is In A Bubble</i>,” I explained why America’s post-Great Recession wealth boom is driven by a …

Stock Markets

15 Dos And Don'ts Of Property Maintenance Homeowners Should Be Aware Of

Many homeowners take great efforts and spend time to renovate their homes to provide that personal touch. While there is nothing wrong with making upgrades to enhance the appearance of a property, the next buyer may not appreciate them as much as you do. You may think that when it’s time to sell …

Real Estate

How To Spend Down Your Money After You Retire

A reader contacted me this week having just finished How to Retire with Enough Money. He is proud of saving a nice nest egg, gleeful tax rates are low, but worried about the stock market. How should he spend down is money?<p>So, you’ve done everything right. You saved enough money for retirement – at …

Retirement

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Social Security 101: How to File for Benefits

Nothing worth doing is ever easy, and so it goes with Social Security. When the time comes to file for your benefits, be prepared. Here are the nuts …

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market was on a roll all year long last year, and the rally continues in the new year. Most investors love the idea of rising markets and …

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire, How To Plan

Let’s say you have just turned 50, or you are already in early 50’s, and you plan to retire in about 10 years. It’s probably the high time to work …

How to know whether you have ‘enough’ to retire early

“Enough” is perhaps the centrally important concept to early retirement.<p>Calculating it with some degree of accuracy is critical for everyone, …

This Is What Retirees Would Do Differently If They Could Go Back in Time

What were the biggest retirement do-overs?<p>In a recent post on Vanguard’s blog, senior financial adviser Julie Virta invited recent and soon-to-be …

9 Signs You're Saving Right For Retirement | Investopedia

Just about everyone thinks about retiring, from what we’ll spend our time doing, to where we’ll live, and more. However, only some of us adequately …

12 Facts the Social Security Administration Wants You to Know

Social Security probably covers a lot more than you realize.<p>When it comes to the nation's most important social programs for seniors, Social Security …

Social Security At 62 Or 67? - Understanding All Potential Impacts

<b>Introduction</b><p>How to plan and save for retirement, whether to use traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs, when to retire, how and when to draw down funds from …

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Outdoors

The Fidelity Retirement Score.

The Fidelity Retirement ScoreSM<p>Know where you stand for retirement in just 60 seconds. Answer 6 simple questions to get your score and additional …