Monthly Archives September 2017

Ask Yourself This Question About Your Retirement Plan

You might imagine that there are two types of people, with regard to retirement planning. There are those who set a retirement savings goal years ago, and are steadily working toward meeting it. Then there are people who don’t know how much they need to save for retirement, and they’re not saving enough or not saving at all. You wouldn’t be wrong about that assumption, since we definitely know people who fit into those two categories. That’s because most people think of retirement in terms of “how much”. But there’s actually another way to look at this question, and it
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Share These Tips With Your Adult Children

As parents, we think our jobs are “done” when the kids reach age 18. Then the finish line becomes “college graduation day”. And for some parents, the kids move back in after college! The truth is, we’re never really “done” with parenting. It’s just that the way we parent changes as our kids grow up. If your kids are getting ready to leave the nest, or they’re already out there making their way in the world, passing along financial planning tips can be one of the best ways to help them succeed. So take the time to share these ideas
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You Will Enjoy Greater Senior Living Options in Retirement

When previous generations planned for retirement, they often planned for about ten years of income. They also knew that a stay in a nursing home was often inevitable, often toward the end of life, and these living arrangements were not viewed as an option. They were just a potential necessity to be dreaded. Today, we have a more optimistic view of retirement. For one thing, we’re living longer, healthier lives, so retirement can be a lot more enjoyable. We will also encounter a greater variety of living options to accommodate our needs. This is a good thing, but also something
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Consider This Factor Before Retiring Overseas

If you’ve always dreamed of retiring to an exotic location, you might be pleased to learn that an overseas retirement is not just a dream for many Americans. It is becoming a reality! Many foreign countries offer a low cost of living and other attractive amenities to American retirees, making this a viable choice even for the middle class. But before you pack your bags and book a flight, consider one important factor. Any overseas retirement plan (or even just an extended vacation) should factor in the cost and availability of healthcare. Throughout your career, you paid into the Medicare
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