General Retirement Articles

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August 10, 2016

3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

There are some good reasons for starting Social Security early, but not these three.

August 07, 2016

A Retirement Fund Calculator Can Help You Analyze Your Financial Health

Here are some calculators that might be useful tools in your retirement planning.

August 07, 2016

Should You Roll Over Your 401(k)?

If you've left your job, what's the smartest thing to do with the money in your 401(k)?

August 06, 2016

How Much Money Do You Need for Retirement?

There's no short answer to this question, but here's how to figure out your number.

August 06, 2016

Why Don't More People Wait to Claim Social Security at 66?

Most people claim Social Security benefits as soon as possible. Why?

July 31, 2016

How to Tell if You're Ready to Retire

There's no magic formula for determining your retirement readiness, but here's how to figure out if you're financially ready.

July 23, 2016

3 Awful Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 70

Some reasons for delaying Social Security are valid, but these three are not.

July 09, 2016

Vanguard Target Retirement 2055 Fund: Helping Millennials Save the Right Way

This fund can be a one-stop retirement investing solution.

June 28, 2016

What Is the Minimum Social Security Benefit?

Although it's not well-known, there is a program that guarantees a minimum Social Security benefit to retirees.

June 12, 2016

5 Simple Ways to Effectively Lower Your Medicare Costs

With healthcare costs rising, these simple solutions can help keep you from spending more on Medicare than you need to.

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