Four Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning Your Retirement

Retirement is an exciting time in anyone's life. You finally have the free time (and hopefully, free money) to do all of those things you've always wanted. However, to make the most of your retirement, you'll need a solid financial plan in action. The sooner you set...

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The Effects of Delaying Retirement Savings

Saving for retirement is important; however, it can also be a challenge. You have worked hard for your entire life, putting in your years, supporting yourself and your family, and would like to retire one day. Unfortunately, studies have shown that many people across...

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The 4 Key Steps to Planning Your Retirement Income

If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy good health and a reasonable level of financial security, your retirement years can be a truly golden period of your life. But many people look forward to their last day at work with trepidation rather than pleasant anticipation,...

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How can you benefit by rolling over 401(k) into IRA?

As you undergo the process of switching to a job at a new organization, one decision you face is whether to transfer your current 401(k) savings into the 401(k) retirement plan offered by your new employer or opening an individual retirement account (IRA). Whether you...

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The Three Best Ways to Avoid Probate

You're planning to retire, but chances are one topic you haven't thought much about is probate. Who would, when they're planning to enjoy their life? It's important to think about probate because the process is costly: in some states, attorney and court costs could...

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Take Stress Out of Planning for Retirement

We work hard for most of our lives and look forward to retirement.  We want to be able to relax and focus on things that make us happy during our golden years.  We want to be able to do things we put off while we worked.  Sometimes we want to be more devoted to our...

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