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The Simple Mind Exercise That Will Prepare You For Retirement

David Kanegis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

So many look at some aspect of the impact of reduced income. Whether it's how to cut expenses, start saving, downsizing or relocating here or overseas -- the list is virtually endless. I find the most depressing ones include a figure "you need to retire on."

Six Reasons to be Thankful for Your 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Now is the time when most of us start reflecting on all we have to be thankful for - including friends, family and good health. But what about your financial health? If you're one of the 74 percent of full-time, private sector employees with access to a workplace retirement savings plan*, count your blessings.

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

The Rube Goldberg Theory of 401(k) Plan Fee Disclosure | Posted 11.09.2014 | Money

Paying too much for your 401(k) plan, however, is like a leak in your gas tank; the ultimate effect is that neither is going to take you as far as you need to go.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

Grill Your Adviser About Retirement Income

Market Watch | Robert Powell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Fifty

Is your adviser qualified and competent to provide retirement-income advice? Plenty of advisers might know how to help you save for retirement, but...

Stay Balanced and Ignore the Noise

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

The financial news racket has little or nothing to do with maintaining our balanced investment plan. No matter what your age or financial status may be, do not change your retirement plan because you heard a piece of scary financial information from the media for the umpteenth time.

5 Ways To Get Great Retirement Benefits

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty

One of the best ways to improve your retirement finances is to get your employer to chip in via a pension or 401(k). But not all employers are willing...

How The 'New Family' Is Affecting Retirement Savings

Debra Caruso | Posted 03.27.2013 | Fifty
Debra Caruso

While many worry about the future of Social Security and Medicare, they are largely uninformed about retirement finances. Just about half have calculated how much monthly income they will need in retirement. Only 28 percent believe they are on track to achieve their goals.

Turning On the Retirement Income Faucet

Jacob Gold | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Jacob Gold

For decades, the primary focus of retirement planning has been on the accumulation phase, and building up one's nest egg. But in recent years, it's become all too clear that having a solid strategy in place during the spend-down phase is equally, if not more, important.

5 Ways To Find Your Calling In Retirement

Mark Chimsky | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Mark Chimsky

As we approach our retirement years, the question shifts from "What" to "Who do you want to be?" Suddenly, it's time to take stock -- of goals forgotten and dreams deferred -- and to figure out how to allocate our emotional capital so that these future years are among the best of our lives.

Words of Wisdom on Retirement -- From Those in the Know

Chip Castille | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Chip Castille

Everyone must step up to help achieve financial security for tomorrow's retirees: from employers and plan sponsors to investment managers, governments and regulators, and savers themselves. Living longer is a blessing, not a curse.

SEC Watchdog To Be Investigated Over Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business

* SEC has received complaint about misconduct in OIG * SEC says it is also referring matter to CIGIE for review * Allega...

Can Small Businesses Afford To Offer Retirement Plans?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.16.2011 | Small Business

While a new study from Nationwide Financial shows 75 percent of small-business owners agree that employees of small businesses are woefully unprepared...

Public Employees Rush To Retire | Posted 12.08.2011 | Fifty

MADISON, Wis. -- As states and cities struggle to resolve paralyzing budget shortfalls by sending workers on unpaid furloughs, freezing salaries and e...

More People Expecting Not To Retire Until Their 80s: Survey

AP | By DAVID PITT | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Workers are growing to accept the idea that they may be working long after they've become eligible for senior discounts. Yet rathe...

More Than Snakes, Blood and Other Halloween Frights, Financial Phobias Haunt Many Americans

Pamela Yellen | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

An exclusive nationwide online survey conducted this month by my company, Bank on Yourself, finds that by a margin of almost four-to-one, many Americans would rather die than outlive their money.

7 Things to Do Before You Retire

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

You may not have reached retirement yet, but you can see the finish line. In just a few years, you'll be there -- or so you think. Retirement isn't really a predefined age, but a state of readiness to make a life change.

Where's The Gold In The Golden Years?

Mary Lloyd | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Mary Lloyd

Sorry, folks. We've been scammed. For decades we've been dedicating our lives to our jobs on the premise that when we retire, we can do nothing and life will be bliss. It's a lie.

The Retirement Savings Crapshoot: 5 Ways to Improve Your Odds

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

There will always be some element of a gamble involved in retirement savings, but you do have the power to improve your odds considerably in the way you take that gamble.

Hard Times Guide Excerpt: How to Hire a Financial Adviser

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Almost anyone can hang out a shingle and dispense advice. So let's break down the various types of advisory services that are available and talk about how to interview and select an adviser.

Bank on Yourself for a Retirement Plan You Can Predict and Count on

Pamela Yellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Yellen

The idea of having a comfortable, worry-free retirement has become a distant dream for many boomers. It's become increasingly clear that conventional financial and retirement planning methods aren't working.

Top Execs' Retirement Plans Had No Guaranteed Returns, Despite Losses On Employee Plans: WSJ | ELLEN E. SCHULTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One-quarter of top executives at major U.S. companies had gains in their supplemental executive retirement-savings plans in 2008, even as employees ha...