Category Archives: Retirement

Social Security benefits become available at age 62, and that’s the most popular age to claim them. But just because it’s possible to get your benefits so early on doesn’t…

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Even though Americans’ net worth still hasn’t fully recovered from the Great Recession of 2007-2009, many of us continue to dream of retiring early. A 2019 survey by the reverse…

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THE EXPERTS ARE NEVER shy about telling retirees to go out and volunteer for a worthy cause, take a part-time job, attend a class, babysit grandchildren or otherwise check off…

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MANY SENIORS continue to work after retiring from a full-time career due to financial need and a desire to remain engaged in meaningful work. But instead of commuting to an…

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On May 23, the House passed a bill that could drastically change the rules of retirement.It is referred to as the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of…

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Two questions I hear a lot from people who aren’t retired are: “When can I retire?” and “How much money do I need to retire?” They’re really variations of the…

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Think you’re too old to try a new hobby? Think again. Studies show many retirees 60 and older refuse to let age get in the way of tackling a new…

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Sarah Harper has a personal take on early retirement. “My father stopped work at 54,” says Professor Harper, founder of the Institute for Population Ageing at Oxford University. “His employers,…

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During your working years — the accumulation phase of your investing life — the path is pretty clear. And that’s it. Until it isn’t. In retirement, when you’re living off…

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It’s increasingly popular for young students to take a gap year between high school and college, often to travel and volunteer. (Exhibit A: Malia Obama’s pre-Harvard year off.) But Baby…

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Countless Americans look forward to retirement and the flexible lifestyle it tends to offer. Unfortunately, a large number of workers might never get there. In a TD Ameritrade study, 25% of U.S.…

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Retiring earlier than your actual retirement date could be a refreshing thought. For some early retirement could mean quitting a salaried job in their forties and fifties. However, for all…

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Before you can start saving for retirement, you’ve got to figure out how much you’ll need to save. Finding your “retirement number” can be as simple or as complicated as…

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Dentists who’ve experienced the stressful retirement transition say that it pays to be prepared emotionally as well as financially, and to begin preparations years before hanging up that cheek retractor…

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Counting the clock until your retirement? You might want to put away your pension plan. According to a Japanese doctor, you should never clock out of the workforce—or do so…

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Course corrections — whether you’re flying to the moon or sailing across an ocean or just shopping for groceries — are a necessary part of life. Consider, for instance, the…

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As he approaches retirement age, the author of several books about retirement looks back on the advice he dispensed and modifies it a bit. Read the entire article: Three Things…

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Right now is the perfect time to start planning for a secure, comfortable retirement. And you can count on Social Security to help you begin the process. First, we encourage…

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The best thing about retirement, I have found, is that for the first time in my life I’m in charge of my time. From kindergarten through college, from that first…

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Congratulations! At your 60th birthday, you’ve actually entered your seventh decade of living. We hope that you have given some thought to your retirement by now and made significant plans…

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