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Jimmy Kimmel lost a ton of weight on this radical diet

Growing up in a big Italian family, Jimmy Kimmel says he has always struggled with portion control.<p>By 2010, Kimmel's 6'1 physique had ballooned to 208 pounds, and he wasn't happy.<p>The late night host decided to take control by going on an extreme diet called 5:2. Essentially, he gets to eat whatever …

Jimmy Kimmel

13 things to say when you get fired that you won't regret

Being fired is one of the most stressful things than can happen to a person.<p>So it's completely natural for anyone going through the dreaded process to feel a range of emotions — including intense anger and shock — which can prompt them to say or do things they will later regret, says Michael Kerr, …

Flickr

Read This Before You Buy Health Insurance

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>Dealing with insurance is always complicated, and health insurance in particular can be almost incomprehensible for the average person. Yet whether you get health insurance coverage through your employer, an independent insurance provider, an Obamacare …

Insurance

Do You Have What It Takes To Retire Early?

Have you ever found yourself driving to work on a sunny spring day and catch yourself thinking, “Man, I could SO just turn this thing around and head to the ________ (insert: beach/park/golf course/trails) right now!” Then you say to yourself: I need to get my ducks in a row so I can afford to …

Retirement

How To Increase Your Retirement Savings Without Saving More

We’ll drive an extra mile to save five cents a gallon on gas. We clip coupons to save a few bucks at the grocery store. We riot when Netflix even thinks about raising its monthly fee by a dollar. And then we invest our future in a mutual fund without a clue how much it costs.<p>Why? Because we don’t …

Retirement

Why Florida Is Losing Its Grip on Retirees

A new ranking of best states to retire puts Virginia first, while traditional havens score poorly.<p>Are retirees looking for their dream home in all the wrong places? Florida, which helped popularize the notion of a snowbird retirement, has the most residents age 65-plus. Yet it now ranks near the …

American South

How much you need to retire literally depends on how you frame the question

It’s conventional wisdom among financial advisers: People planning to retire should aim to maintain 70% of their current income in retirement.<p>When people are told they can get by on 70% of pre-retirement income, they ignore the 30% cut in lifestyle<p>It’s conventional wisdom among financial advisers: …

Retirement isn’t about losing identity. It’s a chance to create a ‘second act.’

When my friend Lowry was 87 years old, she happened past a neighborhood travel agency in Glendale, Calif., a city where she’d lived for more than 20 years. She noticed a young man standing in front of the window, peering in. He looked to her like a man who was burning to go in and buy a ticket to a …

Retirement

25 Best Places To Retire In 2016

Retirement

The downside of downsizing: leaving your friends and neighbourhood behind

Special to The Globe and Mail<p><i>The Way Home is a series looking at the challenges faced by different generations of people who are in the market for a home – from first-time buyers and growing families to baby boomers who are downsizing.</i><p>When Thelma Plecas and John McCaskie look back on the process of …

6 things you shouldn’t be doing if you plan to retire!

Saving for retirement seems incredibly easy to put off for another day. After all, it’s still a long time away isn’t it?<p>With everyday bills piling …

5 Things Women Need To Do For Retirement

Investing a little time along with your dollars can make a big difference in your retirement security.<p>1) <b>Take charge of your retirement:</b> Find out as …

Early Retirement: How Living Abroad Can Let You Retire Decades Earlier

<i>This post appeared first on Investment Zen</i><p>The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, …

What does it cost to retire in Panama?

Replay Video<p>Retire Well: Managing healthcare costsCNBC's Sharon Epperson walks you through the how to manage and save for your retirement healthcare …

Looking for Retirement Jobs? 4 Things to Consider

Don't forget to check the Social Security impact.<p>Over the coming decade, the fastest-growing age group of workers is expected to be those 65 and older. Many older workers are simply eager to earn extra money, but many also enjoy working and want to stay active, engaged, and involved in the …

Could You Live on $7,000 a Year? Some Retired Baby Boomers May Have To

Most financial planners recommend that workers have enough cash saved to replace 70 percent to 80 percent of their income in retirement, but today’s …

A Single Woman's Best Choice For Retiring Overseas

It's easier to adapt to a new life overseas when you move with a spouse or partner. You can laugh (or cry) together at the inevitable trying times that arise. It's more of a challenge to move abroad on your own, and it can be even more intimidating for single women than it is for single men. That's …

Travel

Freelancers: How to save $50K for retirement

As a freelancer, you are the boss. You have the flexibility to choose when you work and what jobs you take. You also have the sole responsibility of taking charge of your financial future.<p>You'll need to plan ahead for your retirement — even if you love what you do and want to work well into your …

Here's How to Retire Early

Source: BIGSTOCK.<p>It's funny that for many of us, our single greatest career goal is to permanently leave our job as soon as possible. When arrived at by choice, early retirement can be a wonderful thing. The sooner you leave the workforce, the greater your opportunities to travel, pursue hobbies, …

How To Retire As Early As Your 40s

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Most people work hard to scrimp and save for retirement, but how do some make it happen early?<p>At age 63, Sarah McKean is …

Retirement

Relocating in retirement? Here’s a valuable resource

We’re considering moving in retirement, but the numerous (and ever-changing) “best places to retire” surveys don’t seem to help much.<p>A retirement expert addresses questions often asked about retirement finances<p><b>We’re considering moving in retirement, but the numerous (and ever-changing) “best places</b> …

Retirement

What will you do in retirement?

Free Preview<p>For full access, Log in or Subscribe Now and get 4 weeks free!<p>Picture this: That magic age has arrived and you are wrapping up the career that you’ve worked at for many years. You are preparing to transition to a life of leisure—pursuing hobbies, spoiling grandchildren and aging …

Retirement

Americans with these types of jobs retire early

Stress is an important factor when employees consider retirement.<p>Stress is an important factor when employees consider retirement<p>You may be able to blame your employer for retiring well before you’d planned to.<p>Nearly six in 10 people in their 50s say they are either planning to work past age 65 or …

Retirement

9 Things Baby Boomers Can Do Now to Have More Later

Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, should be in retirement-preparation mode now — if they aren’t already retired. That means it’s time to …

Retirement

2 Cheap Dividend Growers To Buy For Retirement

If you’re one of the many investors counting on a 7% average yearly return from your portfolio—or better—you’re putting your retirement at risk.<p>You’ve probably heard this 7% figure before. It’s gospel for many financial planners, and even Warren Buffett brings it up from time to time. It’s the S&P …

Money

8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years

Retiring abroad certainly has its benefits, such as less costly healthcare, a refreshing change of scenery and a lower cost of living. That last …

Retirement

10 Best and Worst Things to Do When Looking for a Place to Retire

Do plan a trial run before committing to a move. Don't base your decision solely on proximity to family.<p>If you’re retiring in the foreseeable future, you might be considering a change of scenery. Moving to a different city, state or even country in retirement can be a great idea—especially for your …

Financial Planning

Next-Gen Retirement

Every day in the United States more than 10,000 people turn 65. For decades this was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people were expected to end their careers and embrace a life of leisure. But in the past 20 years, that paradigm has shifted …

Retirement

How to Break Your Addiction to Work

For many of us, working simply feels good. But just because it feeds your ego or makes you feel important, that doesn’t mean it’s actually good for you. How do you break the cycle of working long hours at the office and constantly checking email at home? How do you persuade those around you — …

Mindfulness

You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work

Do you dread going into the office Monday morning? Maybe a new boss has entered the equation, creating a rift between how you once felt and how you now feel. Perhaps your company has recently been acquired, changing the culture. Maybe you simply have outgrown your role and are bored to tears in …

Employment