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September 30, 2014

Retire Early With These 3 Easy Steps

It's a lot easier than you think.

September 29, 2014

Social Security: How to Collect Benefits From a Past Marriage

A divorce doesn't disqualify you from spousal benefits related to a prior marriage.

September 29, 2014

14% of People Failed this Simple Social Security Quiz

A simple eight-question quiz reveals how many near-retirees don't know about Social Security. And what you don't know can rob you of the benefits you've earned.

September 28, 2014

Is Waiting to Take Social Security Worth It?

Most experts say it's best to wait before taking benefits. Is that the case? The answer comes down to you.

September 28, 2014

Ladies Choice: Take Early Social Security Benefits or Wait?

Longer life expectancies open up opportunities, but they don't always involve delaying Social Security.

September 27, 2014

Social Security: 3 Ways to Give Your Spouse the Biggest Benefits Possible

Being married is a huge advantage in Social Security. Make the most of it.

September 27, 2014

Why Relying on Social Security in Your Golden Years May Not Be a Smart Idea

Social Security will pay out close to $863 billion in benefits this year, but relying on this social program to fund your retirement is probably a bad idea. Here's why.

September 27, 2014

The Single Biggest Risk in Retirement -- and How to Avoid It

You must understand the difference between these two key concepts.

September 26, 2014

Low-Income Retirement Strategies That Can Benefit Everyone

It's never too soon to start planning, even if you don't have much money right now.

September 25, 2014

The Secret to Retirement Planning Success

There are numerous ways to enhance your retirement savings -- open a retirement account, change your deferral rates, adjust your portfolio, etc. But there is one thing that sets apart the big-time savers: consistency.

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