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Retirement Income Strategies

What Is The Best Age for Retirement?

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You’ve been dreaming of a comfortable retirement for decades, one where you can pursue the activities you’ve had to defer while you worked a full-time job and/or raised a family. While many people consider the "official" retirement age as the year you can begin to collect Social Security (65 to 67), the right retirement age…

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The Biggest Retirement Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them

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Retirement planning usually includes IRAs, wealth management and low-risk investments, but what about planning for medical insurance denials, kids that might need money or sudden home emergencies? Given the recent boom with the stock market, a lot of people crossed a major threshold – making their first $1 million in retirement money. If you’re one…

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7 Tips for Minimizing Your Income Tax in Retirement

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After a lifetime of making money and paying your taxes, you’re entitled to enjoy the fruits of your labor during retirement. But if your total assets amount to more than $1 million, you could end up paying far more tax than you ever expected. Maximizing your retirement income and protecting your assets has the potential…

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Planning Now to Pay for Those Retirement Dreams

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"If only I knew then what I know now." We’ve all heard some variation of that familiar muttering. It illustrates a sentiment many of us face as we begin to understand that we are no longer the 10-foot-tall, bulletproof beast of our youth. When we find our attention turning to thoughts of retiring, of doing…

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How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?

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There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how much money you really need to retire. Unknown factors, like how long you’ll live and whether you’ll face health issues in the future, combined with your desired quality of life make coming up with a simple answer impossible. You can factor in some information to…

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7 Commonly Asked Retirement Questions

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If you’re nearing retirement age and feeling woefully underprepared, don’t worry – you’re not alone. As they head into their 50s or 60s, it’s quite common for people to wonder if they’ve made all the right financial decisions now that retirement seems to be looming just over the horizon. Whether you’ve been stockpiling cash or…

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7 Ways to Get Your Finances in Order Before Retiring

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If you’re nearing retirement age, you’re probably starting to think about how you are going to spend your time and money now that you won’t be working full time. This could be all sorts of different ways depending on your interests, health, personality and financial means. Some people might want to continue working part-time while…

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How to Plan Your Income for Retirement

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Most people look forward to retirement. They want to spend more time with their families, dedicate themselves to hobbies and explore the world. Unfortunately, about a third of Americans don’t have any retirement savings. More than half have meager savings that add up to $10,000 or less. Ideally, you should start planning for your retirement…

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