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Archive for the ‘Retirement’ Category

The Myth of the Post-Retirement Worker

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This post comes from Libby Kane at our partner site LearnVest.com.
By now, you’re probably aware that the average American is woefully underprepared when it comes to saving for retirement.
“That’s okay,” you might think. “I can always just work for a few more years, or take on a part-time job to cover my expenses.”
That’s [...]

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Published on May 2nd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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Learning to live with risk

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

The stock market has had some rocky sessions lately, but we should be used to that. The 21st century has already dished out two major bear markets in stocks, not to mention what has happened to real estate, oil futures, and gold at various times in the 2000s. We are having to learn to live [...]

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Published on April 28th, 2014
Modified on April 24th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Retirement
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Enter a new chapter in personal finance success

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

One of the telltale signs you’re rapidly becoming an annoying elder statesman is an increasing tendency to buttonhole much younger people and dispense advice they haven’t sought, don’t want and are unlikely to take to heart.
You know the kind of guidance I’m talking about. Always eat your green vegetables. Exercise regularly. Look both ways before [...]

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Published on April 23rd, 2014
Modified on April 18th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Retirement, Reviews, Saving & Investing
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Worst-case-scenario playbook

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

This is the time of year when I annually confer with my financial adviser. As I drove to meet him in his office a couple weeks ago, I had reason to expect we’d both be in jovial moods. The stock market’s performance over the past year has been stellar, after all, and my account has [...]

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Published on April 9th, 2014
Modified on April 2nd, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, Planning, Retirement
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Getting into golf without going broke

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This article comes from Nate Segall from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
With spring around the corner and warm weather (hopefully) on its way, it’s about time to start thinking about getting back onto the golf course. If you’re not a regular Golden Bear, or if you don’t know who the Golden Bear is, then it’s time [...]

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Published on March 28th, 2014
Modified on March 11th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Frugality, Retirement
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News flash: You are now allowed to spend retirement savings

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 9 Comments

Aside from the need to work, toil and slave to salt away one or two million bucks or more, there’s one thing that has long ticked me off about the whole topic of retirement planning — the single-minded focus on accumulation.
Entire libraries could be filled with the books, newspaper pieces, magazine articles, DVDs and CDs [...]

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Published on February 26th, 2014
Modified on February 28th, 2014 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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MyRA Exposed!

Written by William Cowie - 12 Comments

In his State of the Union address, President Obama introduced the myRA account. It stands for “My Retirement Account.”
WHAT IS IT?
The myRA is a new variant of the Roth IRA, with the following features:
1. Contributions are after-tax, like a regular Roth IRA, not pretax like a regular IRA or 401(k) fund.
2. All gains [...]

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Published on February 19th, 2014
Modified on February 15th, 2014 - 12 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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To love, cherish and argue about money

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

In the 1960s-era suburban landscape where I spent my formative years, the atmosphere was much less structured than it is today. If we kids wanted to see our friends, it was routine for us to run to their homes, open the back screen doors and stroll right in.
But if their parents were fighting, as wasn’t [...]

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Published on February 12th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Retirement
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Longevity logic and retirement rationales

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 5 Comments

The professional association to which I belong meets the second Tuesday of the month. Afterward, many of the members in attendance hit a nearby Italian bistro for a buy-your-own dinner.
Last week, I exited for home alongside another long-time association member, George, who had a train to catch. I asked if he’d commuted downtown just for the [...]

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Published on January 29th, 2014 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
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The world as we know it

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

I have a brother who is a history teacher, and a son who is on his way to becoming one. For me, history was one of my least favorite subjects in school, but now it represents a major portion of my reading. Studying financial history early in my career may have been the turning point.
When I [...]

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Published on January 6th, 2014
Modified on January 4th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Economy, Education, Planning, Retirement
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