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Category: Retirement Issues

Why 8,000 Is The Most Important Number For Your Retirement Plan

My Uber driver and I struck up a conversation about the Orlando traffic and weather. The chatter soon drifted into stories about his experiences living and driving in Florida. I soon learned my driver’s name was Bob. Raising his voice, and turning to get…

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Boomers’ Retirement Reality Requires Careful Planning

Work longer or reduce your standard of living – or do some combination of the two. These are the hard choices facing most working boomers as they transition out of the workforce and into retirement. The fact is, most boomer workers haven’t accumulated sufficient…

Retirement Quote 3 — Success Inspirers’ World

“Be kind to retired people; and treat them with respect. They were once vibrant just like you if not more vibrant. And if God blesses you with long life, one day you will be where they are today.” (Romilia Quotes) via Retirement quote 3 —…

Too Many Americans Will Never Be Able to Retire

Traditionally, Americans could look forward to a comfortable retirement. After four decades in an office or a factory, sometime in their 60s they would lay down their burdens and enjoy a final couple of decades with time to relax, spend time with family and…

The Fears And Anxieties Of Retirement

As I sit here drinking my morning coffee, I find myself wondering about the thoughts on the minds of my clients and other prospects that I’ve met over the years. The issues for many are the same: anxiety and fear of planning for retirement…

How a Gang of Hedge Funders Strip-Mined Kentucky’s Public Pensions – Gary Rivlin

Kentucky’s willingness to gamble massively on high-risk alternative investments for its pensions has made the state an easy mark for Wall Street hucksters. In April 2008, a longtime investment adviser named Chris Tobe was appointed to the board of trustees that oversees the Kentucky…

Retirement Savings By Age: How Does Your 401K Balance Stack Up – Personal Capital

401ks are one of the most common investment vehicles that Americans use to save for retirement. The 401k is an employer-sponsored plan that allows you to save for retirement in a tax-sheltered way (up to $18,500 per year in 2018, with a $6,000 catch-up…

Think Again If You Plan To Work Longer – Teresa Ghilarducci

When 52% of older workers are pushed out of their jobs, working longer is not their choice. The stark truth is that a significant share of older workers  — age 55-64 — are not anywhere near being on track to afford retirement. The median…

Quit Your Job: 5 Countries Where You Can Live For Under $1,500 A Month – Laura Begley Bloom

More Americans than ever are quitting their jobs and moving abroad or retiring overseas — 8.7 million, to be exact, according to State Department figures. And one of the biggest driving factors is the lower cost of living in other countries. The editors at International Living recently came out…

Employers Say 64 Is Too Old To Get A Job – Ashlea Ebeling

When is someone too old to work and too old to hire? Employers and workers don’t agree, and that’s a problem. With so many people living well into their late 80s, 90s, even 100, many older workers need a job past 65, not just…

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