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The best country for retirees to grow old in

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  Norway is the best country for retirees. In this year’s Global Retirement Index by investment bank Natixis, the Scandinavian country takes first place.   For the ranking, 44 …

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Is a 401(k) really the best retirement account for you?

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  Is a 401(k) plan worth it? This is a question on the minds of many people trying to decide if this retirement account offered through their …

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Retiring soon? These money tips can help

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  I think I qualify as a near-retiree.   Frankly, I could afford to stop working now, if we were willing to give up our dream …

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What to do when you don’t know what to do with your life

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  When you’re thinking I don’t know what to do with my life, it’s natural to feel lost and uncertain. This can be a difficult time, …

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Man takes his grandma on adventures of a lifetime

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  Brad Ryan and his grandma Joy Ryan weren’t always close. Though they had a tight bond through his childhood, Brad’s parents’ divorce had been difficult …

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Teachers: What to consider before quitting your job

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  Is it Time to Leave Your Teaching Career? If you are considering leaving the classroom, you are not alone. Record numbers of teachers are burning out and …

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Retirement during high inflation: A how-to guide

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  Inflation and retirement are two words that don’t go well together. Given the current economy, you might be convinced that you’ll never retire and will …

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Should I roll my pension into an IRA?

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  When you leave your job, you have a few options when it comes to your pension. You can take the pension payout over your lifetime, …

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Study offers clear picture of US retirement savings

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aving for retirement is one of the most important financial decisions a working adult can make. But a new study by Anytime Estimate shows that many people …

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The best states for retirement if you care about taxes

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Many people consider relocating in retirement in order to reduce their cost of living and make their savings last longer. When weighing the pros and cons …

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15 horrible money moves & how to overcome them

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While bad financial decisions can set you back, it’s important to remember that mistakes can also be an opportunity to learn and grow. While you can’t …

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This career will see huge growth as Boomers age

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  The U.S. is expected to experience an increase in demand for medical care — a trend that will be shaped by a demographic shift some …

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Multiple IRAs: What you need to know

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  Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are a great way to save and invest for retirement. One of the biggest advantages of IRAs is that they are …

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The states where people rely most on Social Security

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Social Security is a federal program that pays retired workers a monthly benefit. Benefits may also go to people with disabilities, widows, or the children of …

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Low-cost internet & mobile plans for seniors

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  In an ever-changing world where social media, video calls, and texting have become the norm, we all need to stay connected with our loved ones. …

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How retirees can save money with an HSA

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  If you’re eligible for a health savings account (HSA), it’s a terrific way to save money now and accumulate wealth for the future—if you understand …

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11 remote jobs perfect for seniors

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  They’re calling it the Great Unretirement. Millions of people who retired in the last decade, and particularly since COVID, are seeking to return to work …

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The 15 best places to retire in Texas

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Not only does Texas offer fiscal incentives (did someone say “no state income tax”?), affordable housing, and a low cost of living, but it’s also the second …

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This little-known tax credit could give your retirement savings a huge boost

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  Fewer than half of U.S. workers are aware of a tax credit that’s “almost too good to be true,” says Catherine Collinson, CEO and president …

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15 best US cities for job seekers

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There are many factors that go into making a city the “best” for job seekers. Some things are intangible, like museums, beaches or a community’s vibe. …

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Is $1M enough to retire at 55?

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  Who doesn’t want to retire early? If you have $1 million stashed away by age 55, you may feel like you have enough to leave …

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Planning for retirement: How to get started

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  Do you want to retire sometime soon? Planning for retirement is a process that allows you to plan for the future and live the lifestyle …

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What happens to your 401(k) when you die?

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It’s a sad fact, but we’re all mortal and one day we will all die. This is true whether we have retired or not and there’s …

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The best US cities for an early retirement

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  Fewer Americans plan to work past the age of 62. In a March 2022 survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 49.2% of Americans …

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Inflation eating away at your retirement savings? Try this strategy

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  If you haven’t checked your 401(k) for the past six months (and you probably shouldn’t), you’re in for a bad surprise. The S&P 500 has …

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Where to put your money when you’ve maxed out your 401(k)

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If you’ve been maxing out your employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, a Solo 401(k), or any other tax-advantaged retirement plan, you’re doing way better than the vast majority …

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How Covid is still wrecking American retirement funds

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  Americans dipped into retirement savings to make ends meet during the pandemic’s peak. More than two years later, many can’t afford to replenish those funds. …

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Could money market accounts help you save more for retirement?

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A retirement money market account is similar to a savings account where the money is liquid and earns a low interest rate. But a retirement money …

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This may be the perfect console for aging gamers

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  When I saw the initial teaser announcement for the Nintendo Switch, my immediate thought was that Nintendo had simply conceded the field to Sony and …

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Seniors, it’s hot out there. Here’s how to stay safe

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With parts of the country blanketed by a dangerous heat wave, older people in particular can have a tough time dealing with heat and humidity. The …