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After Budget Deal's Surprise Cuts, Can Boomers Really Count On Social Security?

The new budget law’s changes to Social Security, which could cost some baby boomer couples tens of thousands of dollars, have elicited strong reactions, including from Forbes readers and contributors.<p>Much of the anger stems from the fact that the cuts hit those so close to retirement– the ”file and …

Forget Extreme Frugality, This Government Employee Could Still Retire In His 40s

The idea of retiring early doesn’t hold allure for everyone — especially, perhaps, when you’re a real-life special agent for the federal government.<p>Ninja, a 30-year-old Seattle native who blogs under this alias at PunchDebtInTheFace.com, already has a solid work-life balance. Plus, sitting at home …

Retirement

How To Factor Social Security Into Your Safe Withdrawal Rate

The best time to file for Social Security depends on the ages and income histories of both husband and wife. That being said, filing for Social Security at age 70 or at least after age 66 is usually best.<p>For those who retire earlier, these gap years between your last paycheck and your first Social …

Retirement

Phew! You may spend less than you think during retirement

How much will you be spending in retirement? That’s a worrisome question for the roughly 8000 Baby Boomers who will turn 65 each day for the next 15 …

The Best Way To Simplify Your Finances In Retirement

<b>By Greg Daugherty, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>If you look forward to a less complicated financial life in retirement, here’s one way to help make it happen: Consolidate all your investment accounts at a single financial institution.<p>It’s easy to drive yourself nuts trying to keep track of it all — and …