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5 To-Dos Before Retiring

Submitted by Derec Mieden on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:00pm

After decades of hard work and saving, you finally enter your golden years. If you’re gearing up to retire this year, here are five tasks to keep in mind, from spending cash to spending time.

Retiring? Redefine Yourself

Submitted by Gary Brooks on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:00pm

Far more than merely an economic event, retirement is a life redefining milestone. Leaving work and transitioning to a different way to spend your time and money can change your identity. One trick: an open mind regarding leisure, learning, family and, believe it or not, even more work.

Retirement Drawdown Tips

Submitted by Gary Brooks on Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your financial life, like climbing a mountain, does not end when you reach the summit, your retirement. Getting down safely, or making your retirement income last, requires a set of different strategies. How can you withdraw your money without depleting it?

Women’s Higher Money Risk

Submitted by Wayne Fourman on Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Women are more vulnerable to financial insecurity because they typically live longer and earn less. Making the right financial decisions is therefore crucial for all women, from Social Security to the rest of their retirement planning.

Affording Retirement Travel

Submitted by Harold Wong on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

If you’re like most people who think about retirement, you probably imagine traveling in your golden years. Before you browse Acapulco websites and whip out the credit card to buy your ticket, make sure your finances can handle your trip.

Benefits: Every Month Counts

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your Social Security benefits may turn out to be the flagship of your retirement income. Filing for benefits even a few months late or early, though, and you can significantly increase – or cut – your income. Here’s what to know and how to avoid tripping up.

Morbid State of Retirement

Submitted by Wes Moss on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 3:00pm

The state of Americans’ retirement savings is unsettling. Too many people in middle-class America do not set anything aside for their retirement, nor have a healthy attitude toward it. If you’re asking yourself “Could this be me?” then it’s time to take a hard look at your retirement planning.

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