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How to Handle Inflation so You Don’t Run Out of Money During Retirement

It’s one thing to save for retirement, building a nice stable nest egg that will take you through your senior years. And you’ll have Social Security benefits to look forward to, and maybe even a pension and a401K. Establishing a monthly income for yourself is an excellent way to manage your money so you don’t overspend. Knowing what you need to liv...Read More

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

How to Buy the Stuff You Need Without Adding Clutter

By now, many of us have already gone through the process of downsizing. Or, at the very least, we have sorted through our items and organized our life a bit.

Retirement Countdown? Here’s Your Cheat Sheet!

One day you’re celebrating the first day at a new job. The next thing you know, toasts are being raised at your retirement party. With each passing year, the hands on the retirement clock spin faster. That’s why it’s wise to establish milestones — at 10 years, five years and one year out — to fine-tune investment strategies, buffer against market v...Read More

Are Baby Boomers using Facebook? The stats will shock you!

Facebook makes staying connected with extended family a snap. It’s simple enough that anybody minimally tech-savvy can handle it and while people used associate social media with Millennials, Baby Boomers are heavy users of social media, with Facebook being the biggest for the demographic. One of the driving factors is connecting with old fri...Read More

What’s Next for Social Security?

Key Points Social Security’s 2018 cost of living adjustment will be the largest in six years For many, higher Social Security benefits will be offset by increased costs for Medicare The Social Security system faces long-term challenges, but may be healthier than you think In recent years, Social Security recipients have had to settle for little or ...Read More

Top 13 Most Annoying Things About Getting Older

Yes, we already know that growing older means you’ve accumulated a good deal of wisdom and entertaining stories (and a few bad jokes…thank Uncle Peter!!) However, on the flip side, there’s a sharp downside, too. What are the most annoying things about getting older? Dealing with illness financially and emotionally. The cost of healthcare can easily...Read More

“Your Call Is Important To Us”

Three weeks. That’s how long it’s been since my wife and I purchased our his and her cellphones. The first week we had a moment of weakness—similar to when the Democrats selected Hillary Clinton to be their candidate. I still don’t know what happened but we got so excited that before we knew it we were unpacking the cell phones from their box—it wa...Read More

What Will You Receive in Lifetime Social Security Benefits?

Social Security is a tricky little entity. It’s a good one, we get steady monetary payments throughout retirement, but the details are somewhat elusive. For example, it’s difficult to budget your retirement if you don’t know how much you have to work with – what’s your monthly income? Social Security is an important lifestyle factor, so getting an ...Read More

Successful Entrepreneur Starts a New Business at Age 75

Think you’re too old to embark on a business venture? Tom Chappell, of Tom’s of Maine fame, doesn’t think so. The 75 year-old sold off his all-natural dental line to Colgate in 2012 for a cool $100 million. Considering those details, the then 70 year-old could enjoy a very comfortable retirement. Instead, he’s embarked on a new venture, starting fr...Read More

How Much Money Should You Have Saved by The Time You Retire?

One of the most put off expenses for working adults is retirement savings. The period of time we spend working is more than forty years – that’s a long time to save! During the first years of work, entry level paychecks barely cover basic expenses, which means it’s not easy, or even feasible, to save for retirement. While this is understandable, wh...Read More

Weighing Social Security Income During Retirement

As you get closer to retirement age, you’re probably taking a peak at the Social Security statement. Will it be enough? Most seniors find relying Social Security benefits alone don’t nearly cover all expenses. In fact, some even have to pick up a job again so they can make ends meet. That idea may not bother you now, but when you finally hit the re...Read More

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