Category - Retirement

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Don’t be an April Fool…Plan for Retirement
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Make Your Retirement Dreams a Reality
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Best and Worst States for Retirement Finances
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Retirement Planning Includes Planning Retirement Account Withdrawals
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How to Get Started with Retirement Planning

Don’t be an April Fool…Plan for Retirement

If you have reached adulthood then you are already aware that plans go awry. Your plans for one day can be derailed so it goes without saying that your plans for retirement may not play out the way you think they will. Still, many of us remain a little too optimistic that we’ll be able to retire when and how we want.

In “3 April Fool’s Jokes for Your Retirement Plan,” TheStreet.com observes “There are many disparities between the expectations of a worker aged 50+ and the reality.” Rather than be a April fool, consider how you can …

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Make Your Retirement Dreams a Reality

A Motley Fool article offers the warning “Don’t Retire Unless You Can Answer These 4 Questions”  and the questions they outline are good ones. Many of us dream of the day when we  can retire but a number of us do not actually plan well for the reality. In the best case scenario, we reach retirement and realize that we have not planned well for our financial or emotional wellbeing and then we quickly make adjustments. In the worst cases, we are forced into retirement earlier than we might have imagined and find ourselves at a loss.

Measuring

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Best and Worst States for Retirement Finances

Retirement can be one of the most anticipated and exciting times in a person’s life.  When the time comes to start this new chapter, it is important to consider all of the factors to make the transition as easy as possible.  Diligent financial planning is one of the most important things that can make a senior’s retirement successful, and it is especially helpful to know that there are some states that have better financial environments than others.  Whether retirees already live in one of these states, or are looking for a new place to reside, knowing expense expectations can help …

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Retirement Planning Includes Planning Retirement Account Withdrawals

Does your retirement planning include a plan for how you will take withdrawals from your retirement accounts?

You can spend your life saving for retirement with the assumption that once you reach retirement age, your work is done. Or you can recognize that money management continues into your golden years and do some financial planning ahead of time to make it easier.

The Motley Fool highlights “3 Mistakes People Make With Retirement Withdrawals” to help readers avoid missteps after working and saving for many years.

If you wait too long to withdraw money from certain tax-favored retirement accounts, …

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How to Get Started with Retirement Planning

There is an urgency to planning for your retirement. Some choices can be postponed, while others will severely impact your financial freedom later in life.

I love math, especially story problems. One of my favorite goes like this: Tom is driving to a city that is 120 miles away. For the first 60 miles Tom averages 30 miles per hour. How fast must Tom drive the last 60 miles in order to average 60 miles per hour for the entire trip?

The answer is not 90 miles an hour. The answer is that it is impossible for Tom to average …

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