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St. Patrick’s Tip: One Way For Women To Turbo-Charge Their Retirement Income

Last week, I did a talk for a Fort Lauderdale women’s group about how women can control their money rather than letting it control them. I included a totally amazing tip to help women boost their retirement income (so amazing I had to triple-check the numbers myself!). It almost seems too good to be true, […]

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What We Can All Learn From Luke Perry’s Untimely Death

Even if you never watched the 90’s hit show “Beverly Hills 90210,” it’s hard not to be shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of actor Luke Perry, age 52, who died after suffering a massive stroke earlier this week. The unexpected death of a favorite celebrity helps drive home what it means to be truly […]

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Quote Of The Week: When You Need Help Planning Your Retirement

“It’s smart to seek out (and pay for) professional help when you’re confronted with a financial situation you haven’t seen before and truly can’t handle yourself. And if any situation meets that criterion for most people, it’s retirement. Retirement really is a huge life change. You’re in uncharted territory, and it’s OK to admit you […]

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In Your 20s? 30s? 40s? 50s? Here’s How To Retire A Millionaire

Want to live a stress-free life with $1 million or more in the bank? It’s certainly possible. We spoke with financial reporter Hillary Hoffower of Business Insider to share what to do right, and what not to do wrong, at every decade of your life, so you can stay on the fast track to banking […]

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Take A Deep Breath. Market Pullbacks Are Normal.

Last week’s sudden market decline probably took more than a few investors by surprise. So perhaps this is a good time to remind everyone that market pullbacks are normal occurrences, taking place about once per year on average. (See our previous article Don’t Turn Market’s Temporary Pullbacks Into Permanent Losses.) It’s hard not to react emotionally […]

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Small Business Owners: Act Fast To Open “SIMPLE” Retirement Plans

If you are a small business owner with no retirement plan in place, you have until October 1 to cut your tax bill and play retirement catch-up by setting up a SIMPLE-IRA retirement savings account for 2018. Opening a plan by the deadline will let you contribute and deduct a full year’s retirement contribution for 2018. […]

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More Money In Your Pocket: Are People Overestimating Health Care Costs in Retirement?

Here’s what may be some positive news about retirement. Several studies have estimated health care costs in retirement at $5,000 or more per year, per person. For 16 years, Fidelity Investments has surveyed retirees to get a good estimate of their health care costs. Their research has found that a typical 65-year old couple retiring this year […]

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When It Comes To Retirement Income, Less Than 1 Out Of 4 Gets It Right

One of the most important decisions you need to make in retirement is how much income to withdraw from your savings each year. Too much, and you’ll go broke. Too little, and you’ll miss out on the fun. But when preretirees were asked how much they thought they could safely withdraw each year, less than […]

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Empty Nest? Here’s How To Make The Most Of Your New Freedom

Kids cost a lot to raise. No kidding. So when they’re finally out of the house, smart parents decide it’s time to play catch up with their retirement savings accounts. We talked to financial journalist Greg Daugherty about how empty nesters can make the most of this newly liberated phase of their lives, in an […]

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3,120 Reasons Women Fall Behind In Saving For Retirement

It’s simple math. Women are on average out of the workforce 12 years to care for children or an older relative. That’s 12 years of lost salary, benefits, and savings. To break it down further, that’s 3,120 days of missed work, during which they serve – unpaid – at home raising children or caring for […]

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