Category Archives: Retirement Planning

Prioritizing Your Retirement Needs, Part II

In the first part of this article, we discussed several elements that often comprise the shape and tone of a retirement picture, and stressed the importance and absolute need to put some serious thought into how important each element is … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Your Retirement Needs, Part I

When you take the time to ponder your retirement picture, how much do you see and how well­-focused is the image? A comprehensive retirement plan is, in a manner of speaking, a picture of your future — a future in … Continue reading

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4 Common Retirement Blunders

The prospect of finally retiring can be an exhilarating one, and saying goodbye to the daily grind can be immensely gratifying. But that’s only if you do it right. Overlooking even just one key component of a well­rounded retirement plan … Continue reading

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New Year Means New Rules for IRAs

The dropping of the big ball on New Years Eve usually means resolutions, bowl games, and eating black-eyes-peas for good luck.  This year, it also means some new rules taking effect to govern IRAs.  According to a study funded by … Continue reading

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Beyond 65: Why Just 5 Years Can Make all the Difference, Part II

In Part I of this two-part article, we covered the significant change in the retirement landscape, changes that for many Americans means that forestalling their retirement by a few years is not only necessary, but also highly advantageous. In fact, … Continue reading

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Retirement Planning: A Recipe For Success

Planning your investments to build a retirement fund can be a dizzying prospect. The various questions and options and details and accounts and amounts are enough to make anyone’s head spin.  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a generic … Continue reading

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Borrowing From Your 401(k): A Financial Sin

When we put money into our retirement accounts we do so for a specific purpose: retirement.  All the money you have funneled into your 401(k) is supposed to buy you that dream retirement lifestyle you spent your entire life working … Continue reading

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Shattering the “Glass Ceiling” of Retirement

We have all heard of the “glass ceiling,” and in recent decades, society as a whole has worked toward shattering it.  Though many will argue that the ceiling is still intact, there is no question that women continue to approach … Continue reading

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The Skeletons in the Closets of Your 401(k)

401(k) plans have been the longstanding backbone of most retirement plans, and for good reason with their contribution matching programs, tax exempt contributions and tax free earnings during growth.  They seem like the perfect fit for most investment plans, but … Continue reading

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Why Do Women Trail Men in Retirement Planning?

It’s often said that mothers naturally put others first, which, admirable as it is, becomes a problem in terms of their own financial future.  A new study by the ING Retirement Research Institute shows that women, on average, are much … Continue reading

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