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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning isn’t just about saving money. It’s also about making sure that you have the skills, passive income and passions to get the most from life after retirement.

2 Ways to Take a “Practice Retirement” (Either Way Can Change Your Financial Future!)
2 weeks ago

2 Ways to Take a “Practice Retirement” (Either Way Can Change Your Financial Future!)

For most of our lives, retirement is a distant dream. It is the mirage in the desert that keeps us moving forward, one tired step at a time. In our younger years, we look at retired folks with a mixture of jealousy and pity…
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Is Our Fear of Financial Risk Killing Our Retirement Dreams? You Bet!
2 weeks ago

Is Our Fear of Financial Risk Killing Our Retirement Dreams? You Bet!

If there is one thing that financial advisors, the media and seniors agree on it is that “the older you get, the less risk you should take with your money.” On the surface, this advice makes perfect sense. After all, having 100% of your money in stocks, one year before retirement could have disastrous consequences… especially if the market dips right before you start to cash out your savings. Read More

How to Pay Off Debt FAST in Your 60s… from a Woman Who Paid Off $150,000 in 10 Years
2 weeks ago

How to Pay Off Debt FAST in Your 60s… from a Woman Who Paid Off $150,000 in 10 Years

When it comes to financial security, Baby Boomers are somewhat of a mystery. On the one hand, we are often called “The richest generation of all time.” On the other hand, even after decades in the workforce, we still carry the second highest level of debt of any generation ($95,095 per person)…
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Luxury and Lifestyle for Less – These Are the *10 Best* Places to Retire in 2020! (Get Your FREE Report!)
2 weeks ago

Luxury and Lifestyle for Less – These Are the *10 Best* Places to Retire in 2020! (Get Your FREE Report!)

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“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in the form of our Annual …
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5 Ways to Use Your Finances Toward a Flourishing Retirement
3 weeks ago

5 Ways to Use Your Finances Toward a Flourishing Retirement

You have crossed over the proverbial finish line of retirement. You set your financial goals, and your financial advisor says you have the resources to sustain your income needs…
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Fee-Based vs. Fee-Only Financial Planners: The Difference Could Cost You Everything!
3 weeks ago

Fee-Based vs. Fee-Only Financial Planners: The Difference Could Cost You Everything!

Financial planners are there to ensure that our money is handled wisely and with our future in mind. These days, though, the titles they use tend to be confusing, and you might end up hiring the wrong person for your particular needs…
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Eliminating the 5 Biggest Cash Flow Drains in Retirement (Including Medicare and Taxes Mistakes!)
3 weeks ago

Eliminating the 5 Biggest Cash Flow Drains in Retirement (Including Medicare and Taxes Mistakes!)

Do you get nervous about having enough cash in retirement? Whether you are in retirement now, or preparing for retirement in the near future, it is never too late or too early to shape up your cash flow…
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How to Find an Impartial Expert to Help You with Your Annuity Choices
3 weeks ago

How to Find an Impartial Expert to Help You with Your Annuity Choices

Among the most common fears retirees face is running out of money in their golden years. We can’t really predict the amount of money we would need to enjoy the rest of our lives…
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Is the 4% Rule Still Valid for Recent Retirees?
1 month ago

Is the 4% Rule Still Valid for Recent Retirees?

Many of us look forward to spending our retirement years doing all the things we’ve always wanted to do. But how do we know if we’ve saved enough money to make our dream retirement a reality?
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5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement
1 month ago

5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement

There’s no advance warning system to predict one’s response to retirement.

You can chat yourself up before the actual day arrives. You can bathe in some fuzzy ‘before-glow’ about the leisurely life you’re about to experience. However, nothing can prepare you for the moment your world shifts from deadlines and demands to dead time and sweat pants. Read More