General Retirement Articles

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July 27, 2014

3 Stocks Senior Citizens Can Consider Purchasing Right Now

Investing too conservatively is a dangerous money mistake seniors can easily avoid. Here are three low-volatility, dividend-paying stocks that they should consider adding to their investment portfolio.

July 26, 2014

The Pitfalls of Longevity Annuities in 401(k)s

Longevity insurance may help ensure you don't outlive your money. But is it worth the risks?

July 25, 2014

Don't Invest in Target Date Retirement Funds Without Knowing These 3 Things

Don't blindly invest in a target-date fund without knowing the answers to these questions.

July 25, 2014

Social Security: How Marriage Fraud Threatens the System

Social Security benefits to spouses are a big deal, and fighting marriage fraud is an essential part of keeping the program healthy.

July 24, 2014

German Soccer Can Teach You About Retirement Planning

The recent World Cup victory by Germany was the product of a long-term plan that included fundamental skill development for young players. US investors can learn from this: Long-term investment horizons and a focus on a company's fundamentals often pay off, too. Here are three master limited partnerships with good business and financial fundamentals to consider for your retirement planning.

July 22, 2014

Mimic Germany for a 'World Cup' Retirement

Germany's winning the World Cup culminated a 14-year odyssey of building a national team from the ground up. The German experience can help investors plan for their retirement. Here are two take-home lessons and three companies to help you enjoy a "World Cup" retirement.

July 21, 2014

Is Social Security Welfare? Why 1 Governor Said Yes

As important as Social Security is, it's also a highly political program. Find out what one governor said about Social Security benefits.

July 20, 2014

How to Plan for Retirement as a Stay-at-Home Parent

Being a stay-at-home mom or dad presents unique retirement-planning challenges. Here are some tips to help make sure you can retire in comfort, whether you earn an income or not.

July 20, 2014

Generation X Could Face a Retirement Squeeze

Many Gen-Xers took huge hits to their savings in the dot-com bubble and the financial crisis, but a comfortable retirement isn't lost yet.

July 20, 2014

How Much Should You Spend on Wedding Gifts?

How do affluent individuals rate as wedding gift-givers?

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