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Interested in buffing up on your Financial Planning and Retirement Planning Knowledge? Look no further. With our selection of articles you can educate yourself on a number of topics from social security to tax hurdles in retirement and much more!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

If you are concerned about having sufficient financial resources after you retire, read on. We will discuss how to ensure a comfortable life during this phase of life. Future Expenses: How Much Will You Need? First and foremost, you...

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Your 50th birthday is a big milestone in your life, and once you’re past it, you need to ramp up your retirement planning. Hopefully, you’ve been doing at least some saving and building up a nest egg, even if you...

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Whether you planned to retire in 2021 or are heading into retirement due to other pressures, there are steps that you can take before you leave your full-time job. For example, you may need to decide what to do with your 401(k), how to...

Thursday, May 6, 2021

One of the most significant problems with most people’s retirement plans is that they do not account for changes in spending levels over the years. Most people with an intelligent plan will take into account inflationary...

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The 2020 pandemic has taught many of us that being self-sufficient is the best way to stay healthy. This means that you need to be able to work, work out, eat well and be entertained all in one space. Upsizing your home is one way to...

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

It's impossible to know when you're ready to retire. Few individuals choose to retire at a certain age, such as 60 or 65, and others set a financial target, like $1 million in a pension plan. Some indicators and milestones may indicate...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

When it comes to planning a more comfortable and secure retirement, a robust and well-balanced investment portfolio is never an asset that should be taken lightly. Relying solely on federal-assistance programs and pension plans in...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Life insurance is one of those things that many people prefer to avoid thinking about because it often conjures up dark images. While we all know that our end will come, it may be difficult to realistically imagine that time. Many...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Americans are living nearly as long as ever. With a life expectancy of 78.4 years, there is good reason for any American to believe they will need to save for a long post-retirement life. However, this begs the question: How can you...

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Millions of people in the U.S. are unable to care for themselves and need long-term care services. Some people may need assistance in performing one or more self-care activities such as dressing, bathing and sometimes, walking, while...

Thursday, March 25, 2021

When it comes to retiring early, some of the benefits are obvious. You get to live your life without the constraints of work, and you are able to pursue your own interests. But there are other good reasons for retiring early, and there...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

While it’s true that generalizations do not necessarily reflect the individual circumstances and therefore have limited value, there are fact-based reasons why the average woman faces greater hurdles than the average man does in...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Are your finances currently controlled by one person? It is rare for both parties in a marriage to handle the finances together. In an overwhelming number of cases, the wife leaves the husband to handle all financial issues. This may...

Thursday, February 25, 2021

In the past year, many have spent more time in their homes than ever before. This has gotten some thinking about moving or a second home. Building your dream home for retirement is not an uncommon goal many Americans have. However,...

Monday, February 22, 2021

With all of the day to day demands on your finances, sometimes it is difficult to have a strong grasp on what your overall financial picture really looks like. While many people may be very in tune with one segment of their financial...

Monday, February 22, 2021

Tax season is once again in full swing. While many concerned taxpayers file tax returns to meet the required deadline, criminals work harder to cash in and take advantage of the hectic tax season. Tax fraud remains a growing concern...

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Many retirement investors have a considerable percentage of their investment in stocks and this has generally served them well. Stocks have recently been on a roll - indeed booming – at or near all-time highs. Some pundits think...

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A few weeks into a New Year and many think about various aspects of their lives. One of the primary areas that is commonly reviewed is personal finance. If you are thinking about retiring within the next few years or longer, you may...

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As we look ahead to a new year, we think of our goals and priorities. Some of these goals can involve getting an Estate Plan together. If you want to leave part of your estate to your stepchildren, you are required to specify that in...

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Inflation is something most Americans probably don't think about much, but it has a significant influence on their financial lives. Not only does inflation affect the prices of consumer goods, but the federal government also uses it as...