Tips If You Plan To Retire in 2013

23 January 2013

If this is the big year for you, congratulations! It’s been a long haul, but that’s all in the past and it’s time to relax and enjoy the golden years. To make sure you’re able to do so, here are some tips if you plan to retire in 2013. Tips if you plan to retire […]

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Increase Your Retirement Savings

22 January 2013

The secret to a financially secure retirement is simple: save enough money. But, as with most truisms, it’s much easier said than done. What’s a hard-working American to do? Here are some tips to help you increase your retirement savings. Increase your retirement savings All of the following suggestions are much like “save enough money” […]

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2013 Guesses About Retirement Investments

18 January 2013

As we ease into 2013, it seems just about everyone has ideas — predictions, if you will — about what the new year will bring. Bearing mind that your speculation is as good as mine and that “past performance is no guarantee of future returns,” here are some of the headline-making 2103 guesses about retirement […]

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Working Longer May Not Save Your Retirement

17 January 2013

Working longer is a frequently-sited strategy for ensuring a financially secure retirement and it offers many benefits such as more years of employment to save and maximizing your Social Security benefits. But just working longer may not save your retirement. Working longer may not save your retirement There are many other factors that come into […]

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Fight Inflation In Your Retirement

16 January 2013

If you’ve lived long enough to be thinking seriously about retirement, you remember inflation. While it’s not a problem right now, just like everything else, it’ll come around again, and if you’re on a fixed income it’s important that you’re able to fight inflation in your retirement. Fight inflation in your retirement It’s important to […]

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Save Your Retirement From Financial Advisors

15 January 2013

Almost all of us — to some degree — have bought into the myth that financial planners know what they’re doing and that we should follow their advice because they’re — well — experts. They’re not. It’s not really their fault, either. You see, they’ve bought into the myth as well. Maybe now is the […]

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Bond Investments Will Blow Your Retirement

14 January 2013

Bonds have long been a safe — relatively — investment for those who want a financially secure retirement, but that may be changing. Investors seeking safer investment options are creating a “bond bubble.” Given what’s happened to all past bubbles, is it possible that bond investments will blow your retirement? Bond investments will blow your […]

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Start Now To Get The Most From Social Security

11 January 2013

Social Security may be the primary source of retirement income for many of us, so it’s important to start now to get the most from Social Security. Start now to get the most from Social Security The payment amount you’ll receive when you start receiving Social Security depends on many factors. Here are some things […]

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Plan Now To Avoid Retirement Risks

10 January 2013

While the following advice is targeted for women — men, keep reading — there are valuable lessons for all of us about how to plan now to avoid retirement risks. Plan now to avoid retirement risks Statistically, women continue to live longer than men. This puts the security of their retirement at greater risk in […]

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Credit Card Debt Can Ruin Your Retirement

09 January 2013

Credit card debt is a fact of life for most Americans, but many of us don’t think about the disastrous effect it can have on our future. The truth is, not only can it cause havoc with your current finances, credit card debt can ruin your retirement. Credit card debt can ruin your retirement You’re […]

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