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Want to Retire in Harmony with Your Spouse? 5 Tips for Dreams & Plans

Want to Retire in Harmony with Your Spouse? 5 Tips for Dreams & Plans

You want to move to Florida; she wants to stay near the grandkids. She wants to keep working for another 10 years, but you have visions of traveling the world. Just because you've been married for decades doesn't mean you share the same vision for retirement. Here’s a snapshot of some of the issues married couples could face when it comes to planning ...

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Beyond the Retirement Calculator: How to See If You’re On Track
April 6, 2017

Beyond the Retirement Calculator: How to See If You’re On Track

All right. Everyone in the room who’s ever used a free online retirement calculator, please raise your hand. What? No one wants to admit it? Bashful? OK, now ...

Captain of Your Retirement Ship? Investment Choices Aweigh
April 5, 2017

Captain of Your Retirement Ship? Investment Choices Aweigh

All hands on deck! The clock is ticking to fund your IRA for 2016. Directing your own IRA essentially makes you the chief cook, bottle washer, and captain of the ship ...

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Social Security's Projected Shortfall: An Age-by-Age Guide for Planning
March 30, 2017

Social Security's Projected Shortfall: An Age-by-Age Guide for Planning

You've probably heard the warnings—the Social Security Trust Fund is on track to become insolvent in 2035. The Social Security Administration currently estimates at ...

Building Your Retirement Budget? Be Realistic and Cash Smart
March 29, 2017

Building Your Retirement Budget? Be Realistic and Cash Smart

So you’re planning your retirement, and you say you’ll chop the budget, since your spending will go down in retirement. Right? Well, that’s the conventional wisdom ...

Boomer RMD Requirements: Mistakes to Avoid, Q&A
March 22, 2017

Boomer RMD Requirements: Mistakes to Avoid, Q&A

After decades of socking away money in retirement funds, baby boomers who turn 70 1/2 this year hit the required minimum distribution (RMD) age threshold. ...

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Attention Snowbirds: Don't Get Hit With Unexpected Tax Bills
March 15, 2017

Attention Snowbirds: Don't Get Hit With Unexpected Tax Bills

As the weather gets colder, snowbirds migrate to warmer climates to enjoy milder winters. However, many are unaware of the tax rules for Americans who split their ...

It's Your Time—How to Shed the Worry and Guilt in Retirement
March 8, 2017

It's Your Time—How to Shed the Worry and Guilt in Retirement

Congratulations—after decades of working, paying off the mortgage and the kids' educations and, yes, squirreling away money for your retirement, you've reached that ...

Retirees and Fixed Income Planning in a Rising Rate Environment
March 8, 2017

Retirees and Fixed Income Planning in a Rising Rate Environment

Uncertainty surrounding low interest rates and their future direction has been a cause for concern among investors nearing, or in, retirement for quite some time...

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IRA Rollover Rules and Key Considerations: 5 Must Knows
March 3, 2017

IRA Rollover Rules and Key Considerations: 5 Must Knows

Thinking about a rollover from your old 401(k) or other employer sponsored retirement plan to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? It’s a pretty simple move...

Never Too Early to Have the Long-Term Care Talk with Your Parents
March 1, 2017

Never Too Early to Have the Long-Term Care Talk with Your Parents

Did your parents have the birds-and-the-bees talk with you when you were younger? Remember how...

Want a Smooth Handoff? Consider a TOD Registration
February 22, 2017

Want a Smooth Handoff? Consider a TOD Registration

Let’s face it—when thinking about how we want to spend our time, estate planning doesn’t really bubble to the top of the list. The checklist of considerations can ...

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Bumpy Porch Swings: Wants, Needs Often Shift For Retirees
February 16, 2017

Bumpy Porch Swings: Wants, Needs Often Shift For Retirees

In the decades before retirement, those so-called “golden years” may seem like a calm oasis off in the distance where the years roll by with little change.

A Sip of Flat COLA For Your Social Security? What To Consider
February 15, 2017

A Sip of Flat COLA For Your Social Security? What To Consider

When it comes to Social Security, the government sometimes gives and often takes away. This year it's taking away a little more from workers while the ...

The Rundown on IRAs: What They Mean for You
February 15, 2017

The Rundown on IRAs: What They Mean for You

We need to talk about retirement. And yes, we know it’s the last thing you want to think about right now, but...

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Seamless Shift: Retirement Savings to Retirement Income
February 14, 2017

Seamless Shift: Retirement Savings to Retirement Income

Some people worry they’ll be bored and not know what to do with themselves during retirement. Others have a long bucket list and can’t wait to start doing the things...

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