Retirement

What to do When Retirement is 10 Years Away

When people are looking to the horizon and seeing retirement at the crest of the hill, they want to know the answer to one question: What should I be doing to be ready? It depends on where you are in your retirement planning. If you’re 10 years away from retirement, there are things to do […]

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Relying on Luck: Why These Money Plans Won’t Leave You in the Green

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. It has everyone seeing Irish. Green beer. Shamrocks. Parades. Leprechauns. Pots of gold. Green fedoras. Corned beef and cabbage. The occasional green-iced donut. And you’re likely to hear people talking about the luck of the Irish. There’s one area, though, where luck doesn’t get you anywhere: your retirement fund. Relying on […]

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7 Steps to Turbo-Start Your Retirement From Zero

It’s March. And if you’re a sports fan, this month means one thing: college basketball playoffs. Just yesterday, the bigwigs released the brackets for the tournament that will showcase the best in collegiate hoops. And this morning, millions of people around the globe ignored their work and filled out their brackets, predicting who will win […]

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How to Build a Big Retirement on a Small Salary

You could become a millionaire on a janitor’s salary. Or on any modest salary. Don’t believe me? Then ask Ronald Read. Ronald was a Vermont gas station attendant and janitor. And he became a millionaire. Actually, a multimillionaire. He left behind more than $8 million at his death. He lived on less than he earned […]

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5 Things Singles Should Do to Get Ready for Retirement

Listen up, singles! We need to talk about retirement. Yes, retirement. Now, I know some of you are young, and you’re thinking you don’t need to worry about the future. You tell yourself you’ll get married, settle down, and then start saving. Or at this season of your life, you don’t have to worry about […]

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What to Do When Retirement Overwhelms You

Emotions are tricky. They feel so real, yet they don’t always tell us the truth. For example, you walk into a haunted house knowing that nothing you’re about to see, hear or touch is real. There’s no ax murderer on the loose, and that blood is just makeup. It’s all an illusion, yet you jump […]

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How Long-Term Care Insurance Could Save Your Retirement

Nobody likes thinking about it. Nobody likes talking about it. If you bring it up at a dinner party, somebody will change the subject to something more uplifting, less sobering and easier to think about. The subject? Long-term care insurance. See? I bet you’re already debating about whether you should keep reading this article. For […]

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Special Podcast: Selling Your Home for Retirement

It’s time to talk about real estate. No, I haven’t changed my career path. Believe it or not, there is a connection between real estate and retirement. In fact, according to a report from Merrill Lynch, people age 65 and up will account for nearly all increases in home ownership over the next decade. So […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Investing Temporarily

Yes, you read the title correctly. Now don’t have a heart attack or wonder who hijacked my blog. You know my heart. I want you to put as much money as you can toward your retirement dream. But there are three times when you should stop (or pause) investing—and only temporarily! When you need a […]

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3 Ways to Gain an Extra $145,000 for Retirement

If saving money for retirement was easy, then everyone would be a millionaire overnight. The truth is, it takes patience, determination and sacrifice. And a lot of hard work. I know what you’re thinking: I don’t have time to work on my retirement. I get that. Some of you are working two jobs already and […]

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