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May 10, 2015

How You Could Retire Comfortably on Half of Your Income

If you focus on paying down your debts in your pre-retirement years, you may not need to save as much as you think.

May 10, 2015

If Perception Is Reality, Then the Middle Class Is in Big Trouble

Vice President Joe Biden once suggested that the strength of our economy can be measured by the strength of our middle class. Based on this analogy, our economy could be in big trouble.

May 10, 2015

Retirement Planning: What Is the 4% Rule?

The 4% rule tells you how much of your retirement portfolio can be spent each year without depleting it prematurely.

May 10, 2015

Social Security Credits: How They Work (and Why You Need Them)

To get benefits, you need to have enough Social Security credits. Find out how to get them.

May 09, 2015

5 Reasons Millennials May Struggle to Retire on Their Own Terms

When it comes to retirement, millennials may be in deeper trouble than baby boomers. Here are five reasons why millennials could struggle to retire on their own terms.

May 09, 2015

So You're About to Retire. Now What?

Do you have enough money saved to retire comfortably? Which accounts should you tap into first? And what should you do with your investments after you retire?

May 09, 2015

A Glimpse Into What Social Security May Look Like When Your Grandchildren Retire

The Social Security program is rapidly evolving before our eyes.

May 09, 2015

5 Steps You Should Take Within 10 Years of Your Retirement

Preparing for retirement can be nerve-wracking. Thankfully, five of our Foolish analysts have each offered a suggestion to help make the transition into your golden years that much easier.

May 06, 2015

Do You Really Need Long Term Care Insurance?

Long term care insurance only makes sense if you have assets you'd like to pass on to your heirs but don't have the financial wherewithal to reasonably self-insure.

May 03, 2015

When Do You Qualify for Full Social Security Benefits?

Your Full Retirement Age is no longer automatically 65. Instead it depends on the year you were born.

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