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Retirees to See 2% Social Security Cost-of-Living Boost in 2018

Retirees to See 2% Social Security Cost-of-Living Boost in 2018

If you’re on Social Security, you’re getting a bigger cost-of-living adjustment than last year. But that’s a bit of a double-edged sword, because it means you’re paying more for goods and services in general. Each year, the government uses Consumer Price Index data to calculate whether there will be a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA—not to be confused with a soft ...

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That 401(k) Plan Might Be Costly: New Tool Shines Light on Fees
January 30, 2018

That 401(k) Plan Might Be Costly: New Tool Shines Light on Fees

You may know exactly what you pay each month for your mortgage, your car payment, and your cable bill. Heck, you might even have a pretty good idea of what you ...

Approaching Retirement? New Financial Objectives and Mindset
January 12, 2018

Approaching Retirement? New Financial Objectives and Mindset

Retirement is a time of adjustment and change. Some retirees may ditch the alarm clock. Others say they’re busier in retirement than they were in their working ...

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Building A Retirement Budget: There's Room for Fun If You Plan
January 11, 2018

Building A Retirement Budget: There's Room for Fun If You Plan

Let's face it: the retirement funding formula has shifted over the past couple generations. Pensions, once the norm among private companies, have been supplanted ...

Steer Your Tax Strategy Forward as You Approach Retirement
January 10, 2018

Steer Your Tax Strategy Forward as You Approach Retirement

The road to retirement is changing, and the phrase “near retirement” can mean different things to different people. For example, you might decide it's time to try out a ...

Balancing Portfolio Risk and Growth After You've Retired
December 27, 2017

Balancing Portfolio Risk and Growth After You've Retired

Now that the bulk of holiday spending is behind us, it’s time to get back to thinking about saving money again—specifically, your retirement savings portfolio. Entering ...

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Estate Planning At Any Age: It's Not Just for the Wealthy
December 20, 2017

Estate Planning At Any Age: It's Not Just for the Wealthy

You may be relatively young and not feel particularly rich, but that doesn't mean you should ignore estate planning...

9 Ways to Try to Start the New Year on the Right Financial Foot
December 13, 2017

9 Ways to Try to Start the New Year on the Right Financial Foot

As the calendar ticks down to the end of 2017, it’s time to take measure of your financial status, your goal-tending, and the tax hit you might be facing. The tax ...

How Your Retirement Will Be Different from Grandpa’s
December 6, 2017

How Your Retirement Will Be Different from Grandpa’s

News flash: Retirement has changed. Most of us probably know it doesn’t work quite like it used to. The biggest way retirement is different nowadays is a shift in ...

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To Downsize or Not: Boomers Question What To Do With Empty Nests
November 24, 2017

To Downsize or Not: Boomers Question What To Do With Empty Nests

The leaves are changing color, the kids are back in school and for some parents who have sent their last child off ...

Five Self-Employed Retirement Plans Designed for the Entrepreneur
November 22, 2017

Five Self-Employed Retirement Plans Designed for the Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you possess the enterprising go-ahead to bear risks in pursuit of a long-term vision; the ingenuity to seize potential within even the smallest of ...

Single and Middle Aged? Is It Time to Check Your Retirement Plan?
November 16, 2017

Single and Middle Aged? Is It Time to Check Your Retirement Plan?

If you’re single and middle-aged, you might not be saving enough for retirement, a new survey shows. Less than one-third of single Americans (29%) rate themselves as ...

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Have You Done Your Annual Retirement Planning Checkup?
November 15, 2017

Have You Done Your Annual Retirement Planning Checkup?

As the last weeks of 2017 draw nigh, it’s time to assess your retirement accounts and do a bit of retirement planning. First, be sure the beneficiaries and contact ...

New Tax Time Strategy: Tax-Loss Harvesting
November 8, 2017

New Tax Time Strategy: Tax-Loss Harvesting

Traditionally, tax-loss harvesting has been thought of as a complex strategy reserved for the most sophisticated investors.

Start Retirement Planning While Time Is on Your Side
November 8, 2017

Start Retirement Planning While Time Is on Your Side

When you're a young investor, retirement may seem far away. But there are good reasons to start preparing now.

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Charitable Remainder Trusts: Have Some Cake, and Eat Some Too
November 1, 2017

Charitable Remainder Trusts: Have Some Cake, and Eat Some Too

You know the old adage about having your cake and eating it, too. And the other one about not being able to take it with you. With a charitable remainder trust, you ...

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