General Retirement Articles

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April 11, 2015

3 Simple Steps to Retire Comfortably

Save early. Save often. Save more.

April 06, 2015

3 Smart Strategies to Increase Your Social Security Benefits

The best Social Security strategies can be complicated, but they're worth the effort.

April 05, 2015

3 Smart Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Spousal Benefits

Making sure you get everything you can as a spouse is a key to making the most of Social Security.

April 05, 2015

10 Facts About Social Security Every American Should Know

Curious about the basics of Social Security? A recently released fact sheet from the Social Security Administration on the program should help resolve a lot of your questions.

April 04, 2015

The 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing for Social Security

Don't make a big goof-up with your retirement. Beware these frequent missteps.

April 04, 2015

This May Be Your Last Chance for a Comfortable Retirement

If you're in your 50s, you need to get started right now.

April 04, 2015

According to This Study, These Are the 5 Worst States to Retire In

It often flies under the radar, but where you retire can potentially have a big impact on your wallet, your ability to get medical care, and your overall level of happiness. Based on a new study, these are five states you may want to avoid.

April 02, 2015

Read This Before You Start a 529 College Savings Plan

Saving for college is smart, but it's important to know the ins and outs of these tax-favored accounts.

April 02, 2015

Indexed Annuities -- Are They a Good Investment?

This kind of investment is selling like hotcakes. See whether you should buy one.

March 30, 2015

The Average American Retires at This Age

Despite the fact that most people think they'll work well into their 60s, most actually retire at the age of 62.

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