retirement planning

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When should you begin taking Social Security benefits? That was a question asked of AARP.org visitors and registered website users . Less than 19 percent selected age 70, though that’s exactly what I tell the vast majority of my clients to do. Most object to my recommendation until I frame the…
Social Security and Taxes
Most adults likely have heard of Social Security — or seen the taxes for it taken out of their paychecks. But when quizzed on some of the basics of the program, only 28 percent got a passing grade.
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You’ve heard this before, I know, and yet it remains as disturbing as ever. Health care costs, along with housing, are likely to be your biggest expenses in retirement. Boston-based  Fidelity Investments found that premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses could cost a 65-year-old…
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Staying healthy and how to pay for it are the top concerns for boomers and retirees, a study has found.
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Own Your Tomorrow.
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The road to retirement may seem uncomfortably short, particularly if you're in your 50s and haven't saved much.
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If you've been putting the maximum amount of money into a tax-deferred retirement plan and were hoping to set aside even more next year, you'll be disappointed by the IRS's decision not to increase the limits.
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Some people might prefer bathing the dog to sitting down and creating a f inancial plan. However, adults who take the time to develop a comprehensive financial plan are more likely to manage their money successfully, and are more confident about reaching their goals, like saving for retirement or…
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This is a guest post by Bart Astor.
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Would you be willing to give up a portion of your salary if it meant having guaranteed income in retirement? A vast majority of you said yes.
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