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Saving for Retirement

Will Your Retirement Savings Withstand Rising Inflation Rates?

Beau Henderson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Beau Henderson

Inflation can significantly affect your retirement savings. While you are working, inflation is often offset by salary adjustments, such as cost of living increases and performance raises. But in retirement, you don't have these same gains to account for inflation, making it difficult to maintain the standard of living you desire.

How to Make the Right Investment Decisions

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Adeyemi Adetilewa

When people get close to their retirement age, they concentrate more on saving enough money so that they can have an enjoyable and stress free retirem...

When You Don't Have Enough Gold For Your Golden Years

Jeb Harrison | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

Like many of my Boomer contemporaries, I don't foresee retiring to the golf course, or the cruise ship, or the garden, the garage, or even the couch. Instead, I suspect that we'll need to be generating an income - not through our meager investments but through the sweat on our carbuncled brows and the toil of our arthritic hands - until we draw our last ragged breaths.

What Millennials Can Learn About Finances From Pokémon Go

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology
Michael Ruderman

While you were trying to catch that rare Pokémon, did you actually miss the real life target? The last few days have been weird. I've seen 20-somet...

3 Steps To Building Wealth In Your 50s | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty

For many people, turning 50 signals a shift in the way they approach their finances. If you have kids, they're probably preparing to leave the nest and you may just be hitting your stride in terms of your earning power. With retirement looming, now's the time to amp up your efforts to save.

5 Ways to Save Money after Retirement

Rahis Saifi | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Rahis Saifi

Most retirees have big plans for their lives after then stop working. Whether, it's buying a vacation home, traveling or opening a small business, the...

3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income | Posted 06.03.2016 | Fifty

Saving for the future can be intimidating. But you don't want to put it off or settle for strategies that save you very little. There are plenty of ways to take charge of your finances now in order to enjoy a big payoff later in retirement.

Build Your Financial Plan with "Buffer Zone" Accounts

Lule Demmissie | Posted 06.02.2016 | Money
Lule Demmissie

Planning for the long term is not just about creating a savings and investing strategy, but also building financial buffers to help protect you and your family.

3 Things to Ask About Your Savings Before That Epic Summer Trip

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.27.2016 | Fifty
Josh Rosenblum

Unofficial summer has arrived along with dreams of great getaways, outdoor concerts, warm weather attire, a new grill, baseball games and other items ...

The Millennials' Dilemma: Pay Off Student Loans or Save for Retirement

Bailey Childers | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Bailey Childers

There's a serious consequence of student loan debt that we don't hear much about: how high debt payments in the early working years could have a devastating impact on the retirement security of today's young people.

An App That Could Eat Wall Street

Stephen Davis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Stephen Davis

We need to re-install checks and balances to Wall Street if we hope to bring financial agents back into alignment with consumer-investors. And to do that, we have to take the veil off Wall Street practices. That's where an app comes in.

Don't Forget to Fund Your Retirement

John Rampton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
John Rampton

As a business owner, it can be easy to overlook setting aside money for your retirement. When you work for a more traditional employer, you are more likely to have an automatic plan in place. Your employer might even offer a match to help you on your way.

Silly Poem of the Week: Retirement Funs

Ovadya Batat | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ovadya Batat

(Image is an Inspiration Card by Diane Sherman) Hear me reading this poem to you: How did I get to be 40 years old And find that my life ain't fitt...

Why You Can't Afford NOT To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You're thinking there's no way you could afford to retire overseas. This is probably the most-often-given reason for why someone who's interested in the idea of launching a new life in a new country hesitates or even abandons the idea altogether. And it's the least valid.

6 Great Tips to Help You Retire and Not Go Broke

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty
Toby Nwazor

Credit Not having to work has two sides to it. It can be both sweet and sour, but it is an era that we all will face if we live long enough. It is wi...

3 Steps to Make Tax Time a Breeze (Next Year)

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 04.18.2016 | Money
Jeanne M. Stafford

When you practice these steps, you may end up having less paperwork because when you treat communication with your money like the other things scheduled in your life, it's less of a mystery and more of a familiar routine.

Better Money Habits: Lessons Learned From Super Savers

Lule Demmissie | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Lule Demmissie

Whether you're nearing retirement or starting your first job, there's no better time to start saving.

Can the Golden Girls Save Women's Retirement?

David Rae | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
David Rae

Golden Girls Retirement Plan, Part 4? Retirement Is a Women's Issue Pop Quiz: What's better for your bottom line, a dead spouse or an ex-spouse?...

Do Lucky Broads Like Betty White Retire?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 03.30.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

Before I answer that question with an obvious answer, I want to share my thoughts after traveling around the country this past year. I've been meetin...

8 Ways To Get By On Less Money As You Near Retirement

Randall Hartman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Fifty
Randall Hartman

You are facing retirement age and there is an important issue which you've been ignoring that can no longer remain ignored. You do not have enough money to retire. No matter how you run the numbers it looks like a financial disaster of Titanic proportions is certain.

50 Ways to Save $500 This March 

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Saving hundreds of dollars in just one month might seem next to impossible for some of us. After all, you would have...

How to Stick to Your Financial Resolutions

Laura Adams | Posted 03.02.2016 | Money
Laura Adams

Achieving a financial goal can be empowering, but making a resolution and sticking to it are two different things. One month into the New Year you may be running out of willpower. Here are five tips to make your financial resolutions stick:

How to Handle Your Books When Your Money Is Off the Books: Financial Planning in a Freelance World

Michael Most | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Michael Most

Freelancing and being self-employed are the new frontier in the American economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of self-empl...

How Rightsizing & Minimalism Prepares You For Retirement

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 03.01.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

One of the stories I can vividly remember my father telling me years back was related to his pride at managing his money in retirement. At the time,...

Closing The Loophole That Costs People $17 Billion In Retirement Savings

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 02.26.2016 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

If you get advice from a professional like a doctor, a lawyer or a financial professional, you should be able to rely on knowing that it will always be in your best interest. Unfortunately, that is not always the case when it comes to financial advice.