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Retirement Savings Plan – How Do You Compare?

It happens all too often. We compare ourselves to other people. Whether it’s our appearance, talent, wealth or something else, we want to see how we’re doing compared to someone else. However by participating in these comparisons, it can either make you feel better or worse about your own...

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6 Traps in Planning for Retirement and How You Can Avoid Them

By Joe Casey In life, knowing what to do is important. But in retirement planning, it’s what not to do that counts. In fact, if you want to ensure a smooth transition into retirement, knowing the traps to avoid is even more important than knowing exactly how to approach...

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Will You Outlive Your Money?

By Gary Foreman Will you outlive your money? According to surveys over half of all retirees live with that fear. They cite historically low interest rates on their savings, the uncertainty of Social Security, and increased lifespans as reasons for their fears that they could outlive their money. Longevity...

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Three Different Stages of Retirement

So often when we think of retirement, we think of it as being a single time in our life. But actually, given the time now potentially spent in retirement there can be different phases during our retirement. In the following video from Money, Jill Schlesinger suggests that retirement could...

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Should 65 Still Be Retirement Age?

By Gillian Leithman It is a commonplace fact that physical ability, mental alertness & cooperativeness fail after 65. I bet you would agree that’s a pretty crazy statement, right? Well, those are not my words. They are the words of the U.S. Federal Government who, in 1980, argued before...

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Reasons To Beware of Early Retirement

By Gillian Leithman Delay retirement but only if you like your job and the people you work with. While much has been written about the financial benefits of longer working lives, there are social benefits too. Bonds of close friendship, a sense of community, belonging to and being of...

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