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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.

Benefit Hitch: Deemed Filing

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:00pm

Think you have Social Security filing all figured out? There are many kinds of benefits and many ways to make sure you can file for all those benefits you want. Just know about a rule you probably never heard of: deemed filing.

Avoiding Retirement Regrets

Submitted by Josh Patrick on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

Retirement is one of the biggest changes you ever make. Too often I see people regret retiring. They did not think through some of the problems that are likely to happen. You don’t want to be part of that group. Instead, think about retirement in a way that helps you decide whether you are ready for the big day.

Retired? Spend More (Pt. 2)

Submitted by Larry Frank Sr. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:00pm

How can you get comfortable with uncertainty about retirement income? Establish a prudent figure for the coming 12 months, pre-set your possible decisions for market dips and update your plan annually. Your plan may even contradict what you thought you knew about spending in the golden years.

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