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December 12, 2014

3 Huge Social Security Mistakes You Should Avoid

Social Security works fairly well -- as long as you avoid these errors.

December 07, 2014

How Do Your Social Security Benefits Measure Up?

Social Security is a key program to provide income in retirement. But are you getting as much as your fellow retirees?

December 06, 2014

The Possible Stealth Social Security Cut You Can't Afford to Ignore

A little-known and subtle way of reducing the cost of Social Security could hit the retired poor especially hard.

December 06, 2014

7 Terrible Excuses Why We Don't Save Enough for Retirement

Americans are terrible savers, and these seven excuses sum up why we're a mess when it comes to investing for our future.

December 02, 2014

Understanding Retirement Plan Fees and Expenses Can Supercharge Your Savings

Save a lot of money by understanding retirement plan fees and expenses.

December 01, 2014

Average Retirement Income: It's Grim, but You Can Beat It

Don't aim for the average, because it's not nearly enough.

November 30, 2014

Financial Hardship: Read This Before You Tap Your Retirement Account

Are you considering a hardship withdrawal? Here are some things you should know first.

November 30, 2014

3 Investing Lessons I Wish I'd Learned 15 Years Ago

We were all investing novices prone to mistakes at one point. Here are three investing lessons I wish someone had taught me 15 years ago, when I first dipped my toes into the stock market.

November 30, 2014

How to Retire Early in 5 Easy Steps

Retiring early and controlling your financial destiny could be within reach if you're willing to implement the following five easy steps.

November 30, 2014

3 Flaws Nearly Every Retirement Calculator Has

As useful as a retirement calculator can be, most nevertheless have major shortcomings.

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