General Retirement Articles

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September 19, 2014

How to Find a Retirement Planner: 5 Tips

You may need a retirement planner more than you think.

September 18, 2014

Small Sums, Lifetime Assets: The Gift of a Retirement Account

Helping a young person get a start on retirement savings can be a powerful gift. We look at starter retirement accounts and the potential returns -- and learning opportunities -- that come with them.

September 16, 2014

How Much Savings and Growth Do You Need to Retire?

We look at the role of cash reserves in the world of the retiree -- how they can work for and against the investor who's trying to shelter their resources from bear markets but also develop them with gains from stocks and other instruments.

September 15, 2014

2 Reasons Why It's So Hard to Save for Retirement

Don’t let the present distract you from a great future. Here are steps you can take now.

September 15, 2014

Social Security: Older Couples Face a Terrifying Divorce Trap

Marital decisions late in life can have consequences. Make sure you avoid the bad ones.

September 15, 2014

Social Security: Don’t Let a Simple Mistake Ruin Your Retirement

Because Social Security benefits make up a substantial portion of the typical retiree's income, checking this one thing could be the difference between a comfortable or stressed retirement.

September 15, 2014

Social Security: Why Delaying Benefits Can Be Incredibly Rewarding

You can increase your monthly Social Security check by up to 75% by delaying your benefits.

September 14, 2014

Social Security: The Wedding Gift Older Newlyweds Shouldn't Pass Up

In some cases, getting married can give your benefits a big boost.

September 14, 2014

Social Security: The Shocking Way the Government's Taking Benefits Away

Retirees always want to see their monthly checks go up, but some are seeing them dry up instead. Find out why.

September 14, 2014

Hate Florida? Retire Where You Want While Still Being Money-Smart

Lists of places to retire almost always put Southern locations near the top of the list, but that doesn't mean you have to give up what you want.

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